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Pennsylvania AG Targets Dealership Owner in Fraud Suit

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has filed suit against buy-here, pay-here dealership Auto Now, on the grounds that the Wilkes-Barre dealer — and its owner — knowingly defrauded consumers by advertising a non-existent credit restoration program. The lawsuit names Auto Now’s owner, Thomas Hashem, as a defendant, a move that is in line with the […]

Pennsylvania AG Steps Up Regulatory Oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office is taking a more aggressive stance on consumer financial protections, Sam Mirarchi, senior deputy attorney general and assistant director of litigation for the Bureau of Consumer Protection, said during a panel at CBA Live last week. Mirarchi estimates that 30% to 40% of the office’s attention is […]