BFCU's lawsuit comes after Friedman's management firm and the taxicab companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year.
BFCU originally filed its civil lawsuit New York state court, but the credit union wants to transfer the case to New York City's federal court because of the bankruptcies of Friedman's management company and the cab companies.
22 court filing, BFCU said it is seeking judgement against the cab companies and the "immediate possession" of their medallions, which "could conceivably have" an effect on their bankruptcy estates.
With the former CEO's permission, he withdrew more than $500,000 from his BFCU accounts without depositing sufficient money into those accounts to cover the withdrawals.
Later, Karen Miller-Brenner, an NCUA liquidation analyst in Austin, contacted Roman informing him all of his accounts at BFCU were empty and reiterated he needed to repay the $19,125, according to the lawsuit.
I was with my chairman, Barry Jolette, and Barry and I were reminiscing about the old BFCU
, the Bureau of Federal Credit Unions that he came from, the predecessor of NCUA.