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Gearbox's Randy Pitchford ripped off for $3 million

Randy Pitchford's personal assistant owes him almost $3 million

By Derek Strickland on Sep 30, 2018 11:31 pm CDT - 1 min, 10 secs reading time

Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford was hustled for almost $3 million from a previous personal assistant.

Gearbox's Randy Pitchford ripped off for $3 million |

According to the Dallas News, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford was robbed of millions by former personal assistant John Wright Martin over a period of many years. The crimes started in 2015 when Wright started charging thousands of dollars to Pitchford's business account for non-work related expenses. These included lavish apparel, resort stays, and more. By 2016 the charges became more severe.

The newspaper goes on to say Martin owes the Pitchfords nearly $3 million. Multiple cases are still open against Martin and he's yet to be caught by police.

"As much damage as he did, he didn't destroy us," Randy Pitchford told the publication.

As for Gearbox Software, the company is currently developing Borderlands 3, which should release by March 31, 2020 on major games platforms. The company's publisher 2K Games has yet to officially announce the sequel, however Gearbox has confirmed it many times.

Gearbox has published various games here and there, but Borderlands 3 will be its major release in so many years.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Derek Strickland

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.


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