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July 27, 2012

Attorney General Koster sues Indiana contractor for defrauding tornado victims

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit today against Bradley White and his construction company, Four Seasons Roofing, LLC, alleging that White and Four Seasons Roofing 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.

After the Joplin tornado in May of last year, Four Seasons Roofing entered into contracts with several tornado victims for the repair of their damaged homes. Despite repeatedly promising consumers that he would return to do the work, White never completed the work, prompting the Attorney General’s Office to file suit. The lawsuit alleges that, after receiving payment for the repairs, the company stopped working on the victims’ homes, leaving residents with unfinished roofs and forcing some residents 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 of Missouri, and civil penalties for each violation.

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