Raymond Termini, the president and CEO of Nashville-based independent Category 5 Records, is in hot water with officials because of alleged mismanagement at Haven Healthcare, the Connecticut nursing home chain of which Termini is also president and CEO.

Termini's nursing home chain has been fined at least 45 times in the past three years for serious health care violations and has been mired in debt, with heat and electricity bills going unpaid and nurses complaining of a shortage of supplies, according to the Hartford Courant.

The state department of social services is looking into the company's financial situation to determine whether the chain should be put into receivership, according to the paper.

Meanwhile, a former business partner is claiming in court documents that Termini funneled Haven assets into the record label, which he launched in 2005,

Country star Travis Tritt, who signed with Category 5 in 2006 after runs with Warner Bros. and Columbia, is "embarrassed and shocked" to learn that the label was financed through the parent company of a troubled nursing home chain, and he is seeking legal advice that could affect his affiliation with Category 5, manager Duke Cooper told the paper.

Cooper says Termini told Tritt that he was using his "own money" to finance the record label, not assets that could have, or should have, gone into the nursing-home chain. "We were always assured they were coming out of Ray's earnings," Cooper says.

Termini, who launched Category 5 in late 2005, declined to comment to the paper.

In recent weeks, Termini let the Category 5 promotion staff go and replaced them with an independent promotion company. The label has had three VPs of promotion in its short history.