July 4, 2021

New job posting for a former employee of a Denver-based entertainment company that was the subject of a 2011 exposé in The Next Week shows that he and his colleagues were paying rent to the owners of a number of abandoned apartment buildings in Denver.

The new job posting was posted Tuesday by the Entertainment and Lodging division of the Denver-bred entertainment company, which is owned by the family of the late John Deere.

The job listing shows that the former employee, who has been identified only by his first name, has been working in the Denver area for the past 20 years and has been a manager for the company since 2009.

The man has been offered the position of senior associate and executive director of the business unit.

He has been on the job for less than a year, according to the posting.

The company was founded in 1958, according a company website.

Deere’s death in 2015 at age 79 prompted a state investigation into the practices of the company.

The investigation ultimately found that the company failed to properly report the number of vacant apartments it owned and failed to pay rent to owners.

Deuters family did not respond to a request for comment.