McDonald’s RICO case key takeaways timeline

  1. March 16, 2023 Formal notice sent to Neuberger Berman’s CEO Mr. George Walker regarding McDonald’s Corporation
  2. November 15, 2022 UPDATING - SEC Office of the Whistleblower, second complaint submitted on November 15, 2022
  3. October 24, 2022 2-page Statement of Facts in the McDonald’s RICO/PORA/FCPA case sent to Edward Lehman
  4. May 31, 2022 Constant Méheut, journalist for The New York Times, answers me. He confirms that he understands the fraud McDonald’s committed regarding the false claim consumers had “one chance out of four” to win instantly.
  5. May 27, 2022 Explanations sent to New York Times journalist Constant Méheut
  6. March 11, 2022 I give to the F.B.I. 3 concrete examples of serious frauds McDonald’s Corporation and/or its affiliated companies committed. This should have been enough for the F.B.I. to initiate a criminal investigation targeting McDonald’s Corporation and/or its subsidiary companies for fraud and money laundering.
  7. November 19, 2019 McDonald’s Global Compliance Office replies that they haven’t received my communications.
  8. November 18, 2019 I am asking McDonald’s Global Compliance Office if they received my communications and, if they did, to acknowledge receipt of my emails.
  9. September 27, 2019 Answer from French anticorruption association Anticor
  10. May 31, 2019 Email sent to Steve Easterbrook and the Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation after having tried to talk some sense out of Mr. Easterbrook by calling him
  11. October 23, 2015 I receive an email from Malcolm Hicks, Corporate Vice President of McDonald’s Europe and General Counsel. He informs me that he will be instructing an outside French lawyer to examine this issue.
  12. October 21, 2015 Gloria Santona, General Counsel of McDonald’s Corporation, confirms that McDonald’s Corporation is taking my accusations of fraud very seriously. She confirms they are investigating.
  13. October 21, 2015 4th formal notice sent to the executives of McDonald’s Corporation to keep warning them that McDonald’s France has engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity.
  14. September 16, 2002 In McDonald’s Corporation v. Simon Marketing, “McDonald’s asserts seven claims against the defendants. Counts 1 and 2 are claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against Jacobson and the other individual defendants, charging them with conducting Simon’s affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity and conspiring to do so.” (MATTHEW F. KENNELLY, United States District Judge).