December 22, 2011
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today filed a lawsuit against McMullen Auto Credit in St. Louis and its operators, Nikki Darlene McMullen, James L. McMullen, Sr., and James L. McMullen, Jr., for violating multiple laws, including demanding payments from customers not due to them, and not providing titles for cars purchased by customers.
The Attorney General is seeking a restraining order to prevent the McMullens from operating their business as well as restitution for customers.
According to Koster, the McMullens violated the law in multiple ways, including:
“There are clear laws in Missouri to protect buyers of used vehicles,” Koster said. “When these laws are violated we will act aggressively to stop the violations and seek restitution for those harmed.”
In addition to seeking the closure of the business and restitution for consumers, Koster is also asking the court to order civil penalties of $1,000 per violation and to require the defendants to pay for all court, investigation and prosecution costs.