Daniel Sullivan, co-founder and CEO of the Solar System, which abruptly locked the door in October, did not appear in court on Friday on charges of following his ex-girlfriend.
Sullivan’s lawyer told Vista High Court Judge Laura E. Duffy that Sullivan was no longer in custody at Vista Detention Center but had entered the Tri-City Medical Center in the ocean. An unnamed attorney, Sullivan, did not tell the judge why he was in hospital;
Duffy is scheduled to appear in court on December 10 for a new bail hearing.
Following his arrest on November 22, Sullivan was fined $ 1 million, charged with three counts of felony criminal mischief and six counts of violating a restraining order. The merchant pleaded not guilty.
Sullivan faces up to five years in prison if convicted, according to San Diego County Attorney Chris Campbell.
Sullivan In 2004, Sullivan opened solar power and established it as one of the region’s leading solar energy companies. However, for the past two months, phone calls, messages and emails have not been returned, and the offices at the company’s headquarters in Mirammar have been shut down.
Searching for court records since Friday does not show that Sullivan’s solar power is in bankruptcy.
The sudden closure has angered Sullivan Solar Power customers, some of whom have had their property frozen and others whose homes have not been completed.
Allen Davis came to the court on Friday, hoping to find some answers. The owner of Saber Springs hired Sullivan to install solar panels on the roof of his four-bedroom house. But after spending $ 34,000 on a $ 48,000 project, Davis said the installation work stopped on October 13.
“I understand there are problems, but there are reasonable ways for an adult, an honest, mature person to do things,” Davis said. Get up and do what needs to be done.
Lawsuits against the company have been filed in the San Diego Superior Court, and the Contractors’ Licensing Board last month suspended Sullivan’s solar license. The board of trustees of Jamul took the company to a lower court and won $ 5,065 in April, but received no payment.
According to a Union-Tribune review, Sullivan Solar Power collected a $ 19,000 fine from the license board last year for five different quotes.
As for the criminal complaint, Sullivan was charged with harassing his ex-girlfriend from July 2020 to early May, even after the ban was imposed in late March. The complaint also cites recent orders, four of which took place between November 10 and November 18. He was arrested four days later.
Staff writers Terry Figroroa and Greg Moran contributed to this story.