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IRWIN MAIL-ORDER BUSINESS TO PAY RESTITUTION UNDER COURT AGREEMENT

 IRWIN MAIL-ORDER BUSINESS TO PAY RESTITUTION UNDER COURT AGREEMENT
 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A Westmoreland County mail-order business accused of violating a 1987 court agreement will pay $3,662 in restitution, penalties and costs under a proposed settlement with Attorney General Ernie Preate Jr.
 The settlement takes the form of a consent petition signed by Frederick Eastman, president of Eastcraft Specialty Products Inc., Box 25, Irwin, which sells model engine starting systems through the mail.
 The petition was filed today in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court by the Pittsburgh office of Preate's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
 Preate noted that in February 1987 Eastcraft settled allegations that it didn't deliver its products on time by signing an "assurance of voluntary compliance" that was filed in court.
 But in a document filed today with the settlement, the attorney general alleges that since 1987, Eastcraft "has repeatedly failed to deliver merchandise order by consumers and refused to provide refunds."
 Under terms of the settlement, which is subject to court approval, Eastcraft will pay $2,162 in restitution to 10 consumers listed in the document and make refunds to any other consumers who file verifiable complaints with the bureau.
 Eastcraft also will pay a $1,000 civil penalty and $500 in costs of investigation to the state.
 Deputy Attorney General Caren L. Martin, attorney-in-charge of the bureau's Pittsburgh office, negotiated the settlement. She said Eastcraft is barred from doing business until the restitution is paid.
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 /CONTACT: Jack J. Lewis, assistant press secretary, Office of Attorney General, 717-787-5211, or at home, 717-657-9840/ CO: Office of the Attorney General; Eastcraft Specialty Products Inc. ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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