JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit on Friday against an Indiana contractor and his construction company for allegedly defrauding Joplin tornado victims.
Bradley White and his construction company, Four Seasons Roofing LLC, allegedly collected money from tornado victims and then failed to provide promised construction services and home repairs.
"I have made it a priority to prosecute those who took advantage of the victims of the Joplin tornado, and my office will continue to pursue anyone who engages in this reprehensible behavior," Koster said.
Following the May 2011 Joplin tornado, Four Seasons Roofing allegedly conducted business and entered into contracts with multiple tornado victims to repair their damaged houses. White allegedly repeatedly promised consumers that he would return to do the work and never completed the work.
The lawsuit alleges that after receiving payment for the repairs, the company ceased working on the homes of the victims, leaving the residents with unfinished roofs. Some residents were forced to hire other contractors at an additional expense to complete the work on their homes.
The lawsuit seeks an injunction preventing White and Four Seasons from doing further business in the state of Missouri, civil penalties for each violation and restitution for consumers who were harmed.