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Fair Haven Man Pleads Guilty To Home Improvement Fraud

CONTACT: Evan Meenan, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5512

July 8, 2011

The Attorney General’s Office announced today that John Burgart of Fair Haven, Vermont pled guilty in Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Criminal Division, to one count of Home Improvement Fraud.

According to documents filed with the court, John Burgart of Burgart Roofing, Inc. entered into a contract with a couple from Underhill, Vermont to replace the roof on their home for $14,798.00. Burgart required and the couple paid a down payment of $8,525.00 in order to purchase the materials necessary to perform under the contract. However, Burgart neither purchased any of the materials nor performed any of the required work. In addition, Burgart failed to return the $8,525.00 down payment when the couple requested, in writing, that he do so.

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Burgart was sentenced to zero to one year incarceration all suspended with probation. As part of his probation, Burgart must pay full restitution in the amount of $8,525.00. In addition, Burgart will be placed in the Vermont Attorney General’s Office’s Home Improvement Fraud Registry.

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