My question involves malpractice in the state of: California
This also includes a business law along with medical/legal malpractice.
I found out a week ago that a person without a medical license cannot be a shareholder or be a director (?) or own a medical practice. Before this, I did not know. An investor approached me, a licensed medical provider, to open a practice together. I would be the CEO on paper, and he, as the investor would be the CFO and technically run and own everything. There were some things that should not have been done. They were done because of pressure from the CFO to make money/stop the delay of payments. Due to the security of my job, and pressure from the CFO, I had him sign that he would take responsibility for all the things I shouldn't be doing (therefore, I realize I was admitting I knew I shouldn't have done these things but did anyway).
After increasing disagreements and pressure, I told him I didn't want to do this anymore. I gave my written notice that I'm stepping down as CEO. However, he doesn't want to close the business (city business, secretary of state, and bank account). He was also running out of money, paying me and other employees late. On my last day, I took out the pay I had worked from the bank. When I told him, of course, he was upset and told me this was illegal, whether I was CEO or not. But he said as long as I let him keep the money from the patients I treated, he won't do anything. He threatened that if I don't, he won't pay the employees and I'd be responsible as the CEO.
He owns all the shares to the company and on paper, is on all the documents. I recently took myself off the SOS website as CEO, started the process to close the city business license, but have not yet closed the bank account. There is an outstanding from one of the insurance companies who made a mistake with the billing. The CFO said he will not pay it if I close the account. I have thought to close the bank account, do a USPS change of address to receive the check to pay the insurance company, and close everything. I'm not sure if this is the best thing to do or steps to take.
There is nothing on our contract that I had broken, except the 2 weeks notice of my resignation. I did tell him I'll keep the bank account open for 2 weeks, but he demanded I keep it open for 2+ months if needed, for all the money from the claims. There is nothing in the contract about bank accounts and who is responsible for paying other employee wages. The CFO pays everyone, including myself.
He has mentioned about getting a lawyer, but I'm not sure what he'd try to do to me as I believe he'd be incriminating himself. I'd like to just close everything, stop his threats, and not take this to court for his and my own sake.
-Any advice would be appreciated on how to close everything without prolonging/delaying and smoothly.
-Was it illegal for me to withdraw money from the bank?
-Does he have any grounds to sue me or threaten me?
-Any comments/concerns about the malpractice that I was a part of or aware of from the pressure the CFO was giving?
-How should I approach the CFO? What should I say to him to make him stop his threats?
Thank you very much for your time and input.