American are just so fussy. All sarcasm is intended. Good to read about actual prosecutions. Far too often prosecutors won't take these cases on. Looks like this one finally got big enough to be sexy for the prosecutors career.
A staple of horror films is the ending where, after two hours of drama and action, the villian is vanquished ... only to revive as soon as everyone has left the scene. This gent, and others like him, are no different.
For the past three years, these guys - the exact same people - have been prowling neighboring Nevada, looking for contractors looking to illegally 'rent' their licenses out. They have alos operated in Texas and approached contractors in New Jersey.
Speaking to one of their former 'technicians,'the story wasone of praise ... "OK, the guy is a jerk, but I made piles and pilesof money ... and have been able to apply what he taught me to myown business."
Part and parcel of these operations is some arrangement that has the 'technician' operating under some arrangement other than the traditional hourly wage, or buying materials on the company account.
Remember: these crooks are NOT the ones actually doing the work ... they need YOU in order to carry on.