Court rules Jreck Subs sale can move forward

Court rules Jreck Subs sale can move forward
Jreck Subs (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The sale of Jreck Subs can move forward. That's the ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The court denied a motion to stop the sale of the iconic north country chain's assets.

The government is selling the chain of sub shops to Fresh Start Franchising, after seizing the chain from Christopher Swartz, who is in prison on wire fraud and tax evasion charges.

At the end of November, Swartz’s ex-wife, Tricia Patterson Swartz, stepped in with a claim that she has a right to the chain’s assets, both because she is part of a family trust and because she was an employee of Jreck Subs who must be paid before the chain is sold.

Now that the federal appellate court has denied the claim, the sale of the assets can move forward.

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