Reply to "need advice concerning SAS steve lawing"

I bought a CMC back in '88.  This was before the internet so no real warnings on them out there.  Unlike others, I did get all my parts (and dupes on a couple).  It took many phone calls and letters. It wasn't until 1992 that the FL States Attorney closed George Levin's large business. Follow-on Auto Resolutions got parts and $ to like 900 buyers.  Unfortunately, closure occurred again with Street Beasts a few years later in 1999. SAS isn't just about Tenn - there is wire and mail fraud involved (in this case, restitution was $2.5 million).

Does this sound familiar?

The case stated that, over a period of eleven years, Classic Motor Carriages defrauded people by "knowingly and willfully" making "false and misleading statements, representations, and promises" in regard to the "quality of the kit car purchased, the delivery time to the customer and the required assembly time." In addition, "false and fraudulent representations" were made to obtain deposits from prospective customers. Finally, the case stated that Classic Motor Carriages induced its customers to pay for kit cars, and then "failed to provide the automotive parts necessary for complete assembly."

http://www.crankshaftcoalition...ts_fraud_controversy

I'd think closing SAS completely would result in selling off tools, any assets he might have, stash of parts and freezing bank accounts which probably are long spent.  It would keep others from following in your steps.  It would be long overdue and remove another wart on the replica/kit car community. New start replica companies suffer unfairly from these bad apples.

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