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Resource ID: #12866
Subject: Fraud
Source: KSTP-TV (Minneapolis)



For four months, KSTP probed the home remodeling industry. Our investigation revealed how some remodelers blackmailed their customers, tearing apart their homes during Minnesota's harsh winters, then threatening to leave if they weren't paid more money. KSTP found that one company was an alleged front for drug dealing. The investigation also revealed that state regulators not only knew about these con-artist contractors, but didn't use their powers to stop them. KSTP found that state officials issued licenses to contractors they knew were crooked. (Nov. 28 - 29, 1995)

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