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Attorney General Hardy Myers today filed a lawsuit in Deschutes County Circuit Court against unlicensed contractor Richard Allen Boisselle, formerly of Keizer and currently of Harrah, Washington, primarily for illegal construction operations in Bend.
Myers also announced the previous filings of seven court actions against unlawful contractors and landscapers in Lane, Multnomah, Josephine, Linn and Lincoln counties. The actions are part of a joint effort by the Oregon Department of Justice, the Oregon Construction Contractors (CCB) and the Landscape Contractors (LCB) Boards to combat fraudulent and unlicensed activities in these industries.
"For over four years, our partnership with the CCB and LCB has allowed us to actively prosecute contractors who violate Oregon laws," Myers said. "State agencies are serious about stopping unlawful conduct."
Today's action against Boisselle follows several years of the defendant ignoring Oregon licensing laws for contractors and taking thousands of dollars in down payments from consumers for construction work that was either never performed or for construction materials that were never delivered. The defendant was served with a Notice of Unlawful Trade Practices and a proposed agreement in October 2005 but failed to deliver a signed Assurance of Voluntary Compliance.
The complaint alleges both violations of the consumer protection laws and the CCB licensing laws and asks for restitution for seven victims, up to $25,000 in civil penalties for each violation of the law and attorney fees.
Named in the seven other court actions regarding fraudulent or unlicensed activities are the following construction and landscape contractors:
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