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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357

Consumer Protection Division Grants Hearing Regarding Cease and Desist Order Against Contractor

BALTIMORE, MD (January 22, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that a hearing has been scheduled regarding the Statement of Charges and the Cease and Desist Order issued by the Consumer Protection Division against Kenneth F. Reed. The Order requires Reed to pay restitution to consumers and to stop selling agricultural improvement goods and services in Maryland. The Division alleged that Mr. Reed collected payments from consumers to renovate poultry houses and after being paid, never completed the projects.

The hearing has been scheduled for March 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. and will be held by the Office of Administrative Hearings at the W. Paul Martin District Court Multi-Service Center, 201 Baptist Street in Salisbury. The hearing is open to the public.

Consumers who purchased, but did not receive goods or services from Kenneth F. Reed, should call the Consumer Protection Division at 410-576-6569 or write to the Consumer Protection Division at 200 St. Paul Place, 16th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.


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