A Batavia-based medical business has piled up a long list of financial woes, according to public documents obtained by The Batavian.
There are mechanics liens, money judgments, property seizures and demands for back pay to employees against Advanced Imaging, 35 Batavia City Center, Batavia.
The current owner even has pending criminal charges against him for allegedly issuing bad checks.
All told, the pile of debt exceeds $1.3 million.
Advanced Imaging was once owned by Dr. Mitchell Chess, and it's uncertain which if any of the debts were accumulated during his ownership tenure, during the tenure of Mark Zdrojewski, or both.
Attempts to contact Chess and Zdrojewski were unsuccessful.
Zdrojewski has been charged with issuing a bad check at least four times, both to a local contractor and to an employee.
The Department of Labor investigated complaints of unpaid wages to employees and concluded, according to a letter sent to one of the employees, "We have found that your employer owes wages and/or fringe benefits to one or more current or former employees."
As a result, the department issued a formal "order to comply," demanding payment to employees.
Zdrojewski still has time to appeal the ruling.
Former employees also complained that Zdrojewski took checks sent to Advanced Imaging for health insurance premiums under COBRA and used the funds for other expenses instead of paying the premiums.
There are mechanics liens from local contractors exceeding $14,000.
The real eye-popping sums come, however, from the list of money judgments against Advanced Imaging:
$966,598 to General Electric
$108,988 to Phillips Healthcare
$105,145 to Caritas Medical Arts Building
$69,410 to Caritas Medial Arts Building
$35,792 to Insight Health Corps
$3,699 to the Commissioner of Labor
$794 to the Commissioner of Labor
$13,229 to the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance
$13,242 to Turnbull Heating and Air
$4,475 to the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance
$600 to the Commissioner of Labor
$1,343 to the Commissioner of Labor
$6,789 to Medrad
The City of Batavia issued tax liens for more than $47,000 in back property taxes according to filings with the County Clerk's Office.
The three parcels of property in City Centre once owned by Advanced Imaging have been seized by the Sheriff's Office on behalf of Philips Healthcare and will be sold at auction at 10 a.m., May 4, at 165 Park Road, Batavia.
Some of the other money judgments may already be satisfied through other means.
Meanwhile, Advanced Imaging remains open for business.