The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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July 27, 2012

Missouri AG sues Indiana contractor for allegedly defrauding tornado victims

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit today against Bradley White and his construction company, Four Seasons Roofing, alleging that White collected money from Joplin tornado victims without providing promised home repairs and construction services.

“I have made it a priority to prosecute those who took advantage of the victims of the Joplin tornado, and my office will continue to pursue anyone who engages in this reprehensible behavior,” Koster said in a statement.

After the May 22, 2011, tornado, Four Seasons Roofing entered into contracts with several tornado victims for repair of their damaged homes. Despite repeatedly promising consumers that he would return to do the work, White never completed the projects, according to a statement issued today by the Attorney General’s Office. The lawsuit alleges that, after receiving payment for the repairs, the company stopped working on the victims’ homes, leaving the residents with unfinished roofs and forcing some of them to hire other contractors to complete the jobs at additional expense.

Koster is seeking restitution for consumers who were damaged, an injunction preventing White and Four Seasons from doing business in the state, and civil penalties for each violation.

 

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