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#185712 - 03/25/09 12:57 PM Contractor fined $3,000,000  
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This was the most unscrupulous contractor around California.

After more than 18 years of this crap, finally, he's shut down. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

http://www.cslb.ca.gov/GeneralInformation/Newsroom/PressReleases/PressReleases2009/News20090323.asp





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#185717 - 03/25/09 02:13 PM Re: Contractor fined $3,000,000 [Re: electure]  
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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.


#185741 - 03/25/09 10:56 PM Re: Contractor fined $3,000,000 [Re: mikesh]  
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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.


#185777 - 03/26/09 07:26 PM Re: Contractor fined $3,000,000 [Re: electure]  
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Scott,
Just been reading that report you linked to.
It's about time something like this happened, as an example to others in the industry who may be "working under the radar".


Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#185839 - 03/31/09 06:47 PM Re: Contractor fined $3,000,000 [Re: Trumpy]  
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I just wish they'd stop carpenters and handymen from doing electrical work around here.

Dave

www.TigerElectrical.com

Last edited by Tiger; 03/31/09 06:47 PM.

#185844 - 03/31/09 10:43 PM Re: Contractor fined $3,000,000 [Re: Tiger]  
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We have the simauir situation in France as well so no one is immutyed { protected } from the trunkslammer at all.

I heard one company got fined little over 100,000 due using the contractor liscine in wrong spot.

Merci,Marc


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