On September 7, 2021 in the Clark County Nevada District Court, Chinese businessman Patrick Sun was ordered to pay $996,572 to an investor in his Chateau Le Trois EB-5 investment program. Mr. Sun previously known as Yao Jiang, from Shanghai, China, legally changed his name from Yao Jiang to Patrick Sun in the Clark County District Court by way of a name change filing in February, 2012. Thereafter Yao Jiang began doing business under his new name, Patrick Sun.
In 2014, Mr. Sun and his then wife Ruomei Zheng put together a plan to develop a 14 acre parcel of land in the southwest Las Vegas valley to construct a mixed use development comprised of condos, a hotel and a convention center. They called the project “Chateau Les Trois.” The plan was to attract EB-5 investors, mostly Chinese nationals, who would provide the capital for a substantial portion of the development.
Mr. Sun didn’t own the land, which was located at 8030 W. Maule Ave near the 215 Freeway and Buffalo Drive in the southwest Las Vegas valley. Instead, Mr. Sun – through an affiliated LLC – held an option to purchase the land from a third party. Despite a written purchase contract to acquire the land, and numerous extensions provided by the seller, Patrick Sun never acquired the land, never pursued another EB-5 project on behalf of the CLT investors, and failed to return Plaintiff’s money.
Plaintiff’s investment into Chateau Le Trois was made as part of an approved “EB-5” investment program that offered foreign investors an opportunity to obtain legal residency in the United States in exchange for making an investment in an American business that created or preserved American jobs.
Patrick Sun was the managing partner or member of all of the Chateau Le Trois entities, and he and his then wife Ruomei Zheng were the managers behind the Chateau Le Trois securities offering and project.
Ms. Zheng was also the managing member of Silver State Regional Center, LLC, which was a necessary immigration component of the Chateau Le Trois EB-5/securities offering. Silver State had its status terminated by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service in April, 2018. Ms. Zheng is also a realtor in Las Vegas, and runs the Golden Asset and Property Management Company.
After being served as a Defendant in Plaintiff’s lawsuit Ms. Zheng filed for bankruptcy listing Plaintiff’s lawsuit as the primary liability which she is trying to discharge.
Patrick Sun never broke ground on his Chateau Le Trois project, and today the property is a 14 acre vacant parcel in the Nevada desert, owned by a third party. In April, 2020 Plaintiff contacted Patrick Sun to inquire about her Chateau Le Trois investment, and immigration status. Mr. Sun admitted that the project had not been completed. When Plaintiff demanded her money back, Mr. Sun promised to meet her face to face and provide her with a $500,000 cashier’s check as a refund. He then confirmed this during a “WeChat” session as well as on a voicemail message. After that, Mr. Sun stopped communicating with Plaintiff, and has not returned the money.
As a result of this conduct, Plaintiff filed a lawsuit in Clark County District Court, and on September 7, 2021 Judgment in the amount of $996,572 was entered against Patrick Sun.
Plaintiff was represented by The Law Office of David Liebrader in this matter.
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