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April 13, 2012

Attorney General Koster Obtains Court Order approving settlement with Joplin Contractor

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today obtained a court order requiring a contractor who failed to complete work on homes in Joplin damaged by the tornado to pay restitution.

The contractor, William Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma, did business as Precision Contracting and Roofing and as CWRP, LLC. Pittman accepted payment from Joplin homeowners to repair their homes but failed to complete all of the work.

“The Attorney General’s Office takes very seriously the work to rebuild Joplin,” Koster said. “We will continue to prosecute anyone who tries to take advantage of our citizens.”

Under the terms of the settlement, Pittman must pay $4,500 in restitution to consumers who were harmed and a $2,000 penalty to the state. The Attorney General will also hold Pittman accountable for any consumer who files a complaint within the next 60 days and provides documentation of loss caused by the defendants. Any consumers who paid money to William Pittman d/b/a Precision Contracting and Roofing or CWRP, LLC d/b/a Precision Contracting and Roofing, but have not been provided the goods or services, should contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline at 1-800-392-8222 or and file a consumer complaint.

The agreement filed in court also requires Pittman to comply with Missouri consumer laws and all state and local business registration and license requirements.

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