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Ex-CFO says Mike Straumietis, CEO of Advanced Nutrients intimidated workers in lawsuit

A California-based cannabis fertilizer company has been hit with a lawsuit from a former executive who claims its CEO intimidated employees by using armed bodyguards and asking workers if they wanted to “clear or cleanse” their souls before firing them.

Former CFO Lawrence Balingit said in a lawsuit filed Friday in California state court that Mike Straumietis, CEO of Advanced Nutrients US LLC, hired “highly trained, armed military people, for example from the CIA or KGB to be his armed bodyguards, and he was looking for more such guards because of their skill as assassins. ” Straumietis used one of the guards…

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Published: December 09, 2020

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4 Comments
  • Jeremiah Turner
    September 27, 2021 at 11:01 AM

    I use to work in the Denver office and I can honestly say everything is true.. I have personally experienced this racism first hand and everything these guys are saying is true everything that’s happened to them has happened to me and other employees at the Denver location

  • Anonymous
    July 21, 2021 at 12:32 PM

    Completely accurate. He is truly a disgusting person and continues to use intimidation in the workplace if he doesn’t like what he hears. It’s honestly amazing this company is still in business considering the dysfunction and how terrible employees are treated here.

  • Anonymous
    March 19, 2021 at 9:06 AM

    If someone spent time to research, they would find several previous employee’s to collaborate this story. Some were hunted down by body guards and others were berated in front of an office full of people. This company operates like the mob.

  • Jonathon BeaudoinBates
    February 3, 2021 at 5:06 PM

    Is there anyway to Have Someone Contact me I believe I was wrongfully terminated as well,

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