Ex-wife of Glock founder sues him over millions

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

ATLANTA (AP) — The ex-wife of Gaston Glock, founder of the firearms company, accuses him and his associates in a lawsuit of conspiring to cheat her out of millions of dollars.

The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Atlanta names as defendants: Gaston Glock, several of his associates, the Austria-based company and a number of its international entities.

Helga Glock claims they participated in a worldwide racketeering scheme aimed at taking money from her through various criminal methods. They include improper royalty payments, laundering money through fraudulent billing companies, and sham lease and loan agreements.

The lawsuit says they deprived her of financial benefits she should have gotten through her ownership interest in the Austrian parent company and its "primary economic engine," Glock Inc., which is based in metro Atlanta.