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State AG Settles with Dealership

By Staff Writer May 31, 2020
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a $50,892.29 settlement that allows restitution for consumer victims of a Mechanicsburg car dealership, New Kingstown Auto, LLC, the owner of the dealership, Harry D. Laughman, and an employee, Dana L. (Blosser) San.

The settlement, in the form of a petition requiring court approval, comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer protection alleging that the defendants: advertised used motor vehicles for sale without disclosing the business name and address of the advertiser or the word “dealer”; sold a used motorcycle as having 69,000 miles, when in fact the motorcycle had 153,000 miles; sold motor vehicles without a valid dealer or salesperson license; failed to forward to Penn DOT money and forms submitted by a consumer; engaged in lease transactions with consumers that did not include required disclosures and were not compliant with applicable laws; accepted installment payments from consumers on vehicles without holding the required installment seller license and provided a consumer an installment sale contract that did not comply with requirements.

“Unscrupulous business dealers can’t dodge our Bureau of Consumer Protection,” said Shapiro. “I’m grateful for their hard work to put a stop to the defendants’ shady practices and deliver results for the people of Pennsylvania.”

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