YAKIMA, Wash. -- A recently filed lawsuit involving a Yakima man at the center of a barrage of financial allegations on the Internet sheds little new light on what's become a matter of intense speculation.
The lawsuit names R&R Investments, a general partnership comprised of Dan Gaub and his widow, Dawndee, and alleges they were delinquent on a $75,000 loan.
It was filed last week in Yakima County Superior Court by Yakima attorney Carter Fjeld on behalf of a couple in Lake Tapps, a suburb of Tacoma. He stressed the lawsuit is over a promissory note and was not part of an investment plan.
Fjeld said he's heard "there's a lot of people who invested with him and are unhappy about it. However, I don't represent them right now."
Gaub died May 4 when his motorcycle slammed head on into a semi-truck on Summitview Road west of Yakima. After his death, Yakima resident Jack Baugher alleged Gaub took him and others for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Unidentified Internet bloggers have repeated the same claims and last week FBI agents raided an Englewood Avenue home owned by the Gaubs. The FBI has, however, refused to comment on the case.
Meanwhile, authorities have yet to determine what caused the crash that killed Gaub.
The Washington State Patrol has refused to release 911 recordings made prior to the crash, saying they are part of an ongoing investigation.