BREAKING NEWS

AG Hawley Announces Kansas City Contractor Convicted of Home Repair Fraud


Oct 12, 2018, 11:22 AM
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Oct 12, 2018, 11:21 AM

Jefferson City, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Robert B. Williams, 47, of Kansas City, pled guilty to unlawful merchandising practices in Johnson, Clay, and Platte Counties. In his pleas, Williams admitted that he falsely promised homeowners that in exchange for upfront payment, he and his company, Xtreme Concrete and Outdoor Design, LLC, would perform concrete work and other construction services. Despite being paid, Mr. Williams failed to provide any work or materials to the homeowners.

The Court sentenced Williams to prison terms of 3 years in both Johnson and Clay Counties and 4 years in Platte County and will require Williams to pay restitution of $39,300 to the victims. Williams prison sentence is suspended so long as he makes full restitution to the victims. He will then be on probation supervised by Missouri Probation and Parole for 5 years. The Attorney General has three other cases pending against Williams in Cass and Jackson Counties pursuing restitution for 9 other victims.

“My office will not idly standby while fraudulent contractors take advantage of Missouri homeowners,” said Hawley. “I will do whatever it takes to ensure that those who abuse the trust of Missourians are brought justice.”

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Steven Reed and Jacob Aubuchon. Investigative work was done by Carrie Ahart. Consumers who believe they may have been scammed by a contractor should file a complaint with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office by calling the Consumer Protection hotline at 800-392-8222 or submitting a complaint online.