JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) – On Friday, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Robert B. Williams had pleaded guilty to unlawful merchandising practices in Johnson, Clay, and Platte Counties.
Williams is a 47-year-old man from Kansas City.
Williams admitted in his pleas that he falsely promised homeowners that, in exchange for upfront payment, he and his company named Xtreme Concrete and Outdoor Design, LLC would perform concrete work and other construction services.
Despite being paid, Williams failed to provide any work or materials to the homeowners.
The court sentenced Williams to prison terms of three years in both Johnson and Clay Counties and four years in Platte County, and will require Williams to pay restitution of $39,300 to the victims.
Williams' prison sentence will be suspended as long as he makes full restitution to the victims.
He will then be on probation, supervised by Missouri Probation and Parole, for five years.
The Attorney General has three other cases pending against Williams in Cass and Jackson Counties and is pursuing restitution for nine other victims.
“My office will not idly standby while fraudulent contractors take advantage of Missouri homeowners,” said Hawley. “I will do whatever it takes to ensure that those who abuse the trust of Missourians are brought justice.”
Consumers who believe they may have been scammed by a contractor should file a complaint with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office by calling the Consumer Protection hotline at 800-392-8222 or submitting a complaint online at ago.mo.gov.