Hoppus Sues Ex-Business Manager

Plus 44’s Mark Hoppus is suing his former business manager and two others, claiming the trio pocketed more than $1 million stemming from his 2003 investment in an allegedly worthless company.

The lawsuit was filed in San Diego Superior Court in California and accuses former Blink-182 business manager Louis Tommasino and Ed and Jeff Mitchell, owners of Missicom LLC, of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence and breach of contract. Hoppus seeks unspecified damages

The suit claims Hoppus invested $600,000 in Missicom’s venture to install self-service checkout machines at McDonald’s franchises based on false information supplied by Tommasino. Missicom had no such contracts and was formed just to scam Hoppus and other investors out of millions, the suit alleges.

Other investors in the alleged scheme include Hoppus pals Travis Barker and Tom Delonge, and golfer Phil Mickelson.

A trial date has been set for September 8.