Scott Prisco, who still works for the city, was hired in 2015 and makes $185,000 annually.
Kenneth Monfort suggests the Sheraton wants the convenience store to go because of an $80 million makeover the hotel began last year.
The Overland brewery’s landlord, which bought the property from the business in 2018 and leased it back, claims it’s owed $30,000.
“I believe that Aaron was a convenient scapegoat and high-enough profile to accomplish what the city wanted to accomplish,” an attorney for Aaron Elinoff said.
The firm said in a filing last week that it owes at least $698,000 and has assets totaling less than $50,000.
Joshua Richards, formerly director of debt and equity for Northstar Commercial Partners, sued the company in late November.
The quasi-governmental organization, established in 1958, works to spur redevelopment of blighted areas.
The lawsuit against Denver-based Punching Mule was filed by a former father-in-law of one of the founders.
Fisher Phillips opened its Denver office in 2008 and has been at 1801 California St. since 2013.
Air Methods faces a civil penalty of up to $27,500 per flight, which adds up to $1.4 million.