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Out-of-State Transient Pavers Sentenced on Deceptive Trade Practices Violations

Out-of-State Transient Pavers Sentenced on Deceptive Trade Practices Violations

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :    Wednesday, April 27, 2016
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605)773-3215   

  
Out-of-State Transient Pavers Sentenced on Deceptive Trade Practices Violations

 
PIERRE, S.D –   Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Henry Josh Harrison, 46, Spiro, Oklahoma, Nailor L. Harrison Jr, 49,  Carthage, Missouri and Billy Ray Jeffery, 54, Spiro, Oklahoma were sentenced for Deceptive Trade Practices regarding contractor work they were performing in several South Dakota counties.  
“Each spring we see our share of transient contractors who leave behind subpar paving jobs in order to make a quick buck. The questionable contractors hurt our consumers and legitimate businesses and we intend to prosecute and hold accountable those who knowingly and willingly violate our Deceptive Trade Practices Act,” said Jackley. 
Below are the sentences they received by county:
Henry Josh Harrison
Codington County
-pled to one count grand theft by deception and sentenced to 8 years all suspended, 3 years probation concurrent with other counties and to include no work in South Dakota for that time period, $10,000 fine, 90 days in the county jail
-pled to one count of deceptive act by including waiver of rights in door-to-door sale and sentenced to 2 years all suspended, no fine

Deuel County
-pled to one count grand theft by deception and sentenced to 8 years all suspended, $5,000 fine, 90 days in jail concurrent with the other counties, 3 years of probation concurrent with other counties
-pled to one count deceptive act by including waiver of rights in door-to-door sale and sentenced to 2 years all suspended, 20 days in jail, concurrent with other counts and counties, $1,000 fine, 3 years probation concurrent with other counties

Potter County
-pled to one count grand theft by deception, and sentenced to 8 years all suspended concurrent with other counties, no jail time and no fine
-pled to one count deceptive act by including waiver of rights in door-to-door sale and sentenced to 2 years all suspended concurrent with other counties, no jail time and no fines

Hamlin County
- pled to misdemeanor deceptive act by including waiver of rights in door-to-door sale, 100 days in jail, 93 suspended all time to run concurrent to other sentences, $250 fine and $84 court costs
 

Nailor L. Harrison Jr.
Potter County
-pled to one count failure to inform buyer of right to cancel, and one count of grand theft by deception and received suspended imposition of sentence, $4,000 fine on each count and standard bond conditions to include no business in South Dakota for a period of 4 years

Billy Ray Jeffery
Deuel County
-pled guilty to one count of grand theft by deception and sentenced to 2 years all suspended, 2 years probation to include no work in South Dakota for 5 years, $4,000 fine, 30 days in county jail with 23 days suspended

Hamlin County
- pled to misdemeanor deceptive act by including waiver of rights in door-to-door sale, 100 days in jail, 93 suspended all time to run concurrent to other sentences, $250 fine and $84 court costs
 
In addition, all three were ordered to pay combined restitution in these matters and in uncharged matters in several other counties totaling over $167,000. These cases were investigated by the Consumer Protection Division and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.

 

 

 

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