Justin Boston ran just nine races for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015, but the aftermath continues to haunt the former driver.
A court in North Carolina has ruled that Boston owes his former team almost $442,561 for breach of contract, according to report in ESPN. KBM sued Boston, his father and Zloop. his father’s company, for missing a $650,000 payment to fund Boston’s ride.
But this is where things get a little complicated. Zloop filed for bankruptcy, and then Boston’s father, Robert Boston and another man were indicted by federal prosecutors on several fraud charges.
Prosecutors allege that Robert Boston used a portion of the proceeds from the illegal scheme to fund his son’s racing career. Robert Boston and the other man, Robert LaBarge, were indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud; one count of wire fraud; one count of securities fraud; one count of bank fraud; and one count of money-laundering conspiracy. LaBarge was also charged with one count of false writing in connection with a FBI investigation.
The indictment, reported by NASCAR.com, claims that Robert Boston and LaBarge spent more than $500,000 on racing-related expenditures.
Justin Boston’s attorney says he plans to appeal. Robert Boston and LeBarge say they’re innocent.