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Eye of the Storm: 61 Sandy Contractors Arrested in Nassau Sting

County executive says contractors targeted Hurricane Sandy victims.

(Credit: Nassau County)
(Credit: Nassau County)

Nassau County officials Wednesday released the results of a two-month long sting that saw the arrests of 61 contractors who were targeting Hurricane Sandy victims. 

After receiving more than 100 complaints from Hurricane Sandy victims, the Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his administration ordered a sting operation into unlicensed contractors that resulted in 61 arrests, the seizure of more than 50 vehicles and the levy of more than $150,000 in fines. 

Over a two-month period, the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs conducted nine sting operations in the neighborhoods of Franklin Square and Valley Stream.

Contractors with unresolved consumer complaints and violations were asked to perform work in the sting houses and were arrested after claiming they were licensed and insured when they were not.

Those arrested for operating without a Nassau County Home Improvement License face a class a misdemeanor, punishable by fine of up to $5,000 and/or up to one year in jail.

Dan Bresnick June 28, 2013 at 08:37 AM
If you are going to be considered a "real" news provider, you can't provide only half of list of the contractors arrested!
Matthew Hogan June 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM
@Dan Bresnick: Every name Nassau County provided was uploaded.
Dan Bresnick June 28, 2013 at 11:33 AM
The second page was not there earlier, but even so I see on 54 names.

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