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News Release

For Immediate Release
July 22, 2011

Contact:
Connie Stratton, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau
(603) 271-3643

Home Contractor Pleads Guilty

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announced today that Donald Talbot, who has in the past performed home contracting work under the business names of Best-Vue Exteriors and Installwindow, pled guilty today in Merrimack County Superior Court to two misdemeanor violations of the Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Talbot, in conjunction with his contracting business, took money from consumers and then failed to complete some or all of the promised work.

Mr. Talbot had entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance with the State of New Hampshire, which required him to make monthly payments to consumers to whom he owed money. The misdemeanors charged him with failing to make the required monthly payments.

Upon his guilty pleas, the Merrimack County Superior Court sentenced Mr. Talbot to 12 months at the House of Corrections, all suspended for a period of two years, one year probation and restitution.

Attorney General Delaney said "Our office will continue to pursue home contractors, and any kind of business which takes money from consumers without performing the promised services."

Consumers may obtain information about consumer protection issues, or report consumer complaints, on the Consumer Protection Bureau's website at http://www.doj.nh.gov/consumer.


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