A court has prohibited the owner of a used car business from getting involved in the business of selling or financing a vehicle or even already owning a car dealership in Arizona.
This decision came after a lawsuit filed by the Arizona State Attorney against Santiago Ramírez Montelon, who owns Pacific Auto Sales in Mesa, Arizona.
Montelon was accused of tampering with the odometer of 23 cars between 2014 and 2017 and is reportedly promoting them using bogus mileage figures on sites like Craigslist; thus violating used car sales statutes.
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We’ve obtained a judgment against the owner of Pacific Auto Sales in Mesa after he allegedly altered vehicles’ odometers, sold them to unsuspecting Arizona buyers, and failed to disclose the finance terms for vehicles his dealership financed. (1/) pic.twitter.com/aX8rUjCQrw
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) January 12, 2021
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