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ATTORNEY GENERAL SUES FORMER LUZERNE COUNTY NEW-CAR DEALERSHIP

 ATTORNEY GENERAL SUES FORMER LUZERNE COUNTY NEW-CAR DEALERSHIP
 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney General Ernie Preate Jr. today sued a former Luzerne County new-car dealership and its owner, charging that they pocketed nearly $25,000 in state sales tax paid by car buyers.
 Named as defendants in a suit filed in Luzerne County Common Pleas Court are Ronald Weis of Montdale, N.J., and his former dealership, Nanticoke Ford, 450 W. Main St., Nanticoke.
 The suit alleges that in the six months prior to the dealership's closing in March, the defendants collected $24,949 in sales tax from 41 car buyers but never turned in the money to the state.
 Preate said the state executed the dealership's $20,000 guarantee bond and took money from the Motor Vehicle Recovery Fund to cover the missing sales tax and allow consumers to get titles and registration for their cars.
 The suit also alleges that the defendants:
 -- Accepted a 1990 Ford Probe as a trade-in but failed to pay off a $9,992 loan balance on the vehicle before reselling it to an Edwardsville woman. As a result, the new owner hasn't been able to get clear title to her car.
 -- Accepted a $500 deposit from a Hunlock Creek man but never provided a vehicle or returned the deposit.
 -- Sold a car with a damaged transmission to a Nanticoke man.
 -- Sold a car with a damaged frame to a Glen Lyon woman.
 The suit was filed by Deputy Attorney General J.P. McGowan, attorney-in-charge of the Bureau of Consumer Protection's Scranton office.
 McGowan said the suit asks the court to order the defendants to turn over the allegedly missing sales tax to the state, make restitution to affected consumers and pay civil penalties.
 McGowan said the bureau's investigation determined that Weis currently owns a new-car dealership in New Jersey.
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 /CONTACT: Jack J. Lewis, assistant press secretary of the Office of Attorney General, 717-787-5211, or at home, 717-657-9840/ CO: Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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