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6 Investigates: McQueen's business dealings include $25K court judgment

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Corpus Christi Mayor Dan McQueen claimed to be an entrepreneur who had managed multi-million dollar projects and businesses. 6 Investigates did not find any records to support those claims, but did find court records that show a pattern of behavior. Corpus Christi Mayor Dan McQueen claimed to be an entrepreneur who had managed multi-million dollar projects and businesses. 6 Investigates did not find any records to support those claims, but did find court records that show a pattern of behavior.
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Corpus Christi Mayor Dan McQueen claimed to be an entrepreneur who had managed multi-million dollar projects and businesses. 6 Investigates did not find any records to support those claims, but did find court records that show a pattern of behavior.

A property management company sued McQueen in 2007 after he broke a lease. The lease was in a shopping center in San Antonio where McQueen rented space for a karate school, according to Bexar County court documents. McQueen still owes at least $25,000 on a court-ordered lien on his property on Leopard Street.

McQueen also was fined twice during the lawsuit for failing to turn over documents, and his attorney withdrew from the case after he had "difficulty communicating" with McQueen, according to court documents. Another business that never got off the ground was a "Kickended" campaign McQueen launched in 2012. 

The campaign sought raise money for a documentary called "Party Hard," which would show the "drugs, parties, illegal immigrants and career criminals" McQueen claimed were living off contributions to local homeless shelters. That campaign requested $7,250,  but didn't raise a single dollar, according to the online account.

Also that year, McQueen started a home business with Shari Douglas. The company was called Sign Turbine, according to records with the Nueces County Clerk's Office. In 2015, McQueen spoke at Del Mar College about the business. He described it as "an alternative power start-up company."

We could find no information online that shows whether the company is still active. 

Since this investigation began more than five weeks ago, 6 Investigates has given McQueen multiple opportunities to answer questions. He has not responded to repeated phone calls and emails. He's also ignored in-person requests to answer questions. 

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