Update: California tow-and-sue scam

by Walter Olson on January 10, 2011

In an elaborate scheme discussed in this space in May, a northern California towing operator towed cars without authority, then proceeded to sue the owners — and even some non-owners — for exaggerated storage and handling fees. The enterprise was eventually exposed by Greg Adler, a young lawyer who estimates that he spent 1,200 hours documenting the misdeeds. Two of the scammers are now headed to prison, with one receiving a 14-year sentence. [San Jose Mercury News via Legal Ethics Forum]

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1 Robert 01.11.11 at 11:49 am

Can we assume that there’s no way to put the Judges and the commissioner who enabled this scamster behind bars, too?

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