PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Attorney General's office says it has obtained a $195,761 judgment against a landscaper who provided little or no work to homeowners who gave him tens of thousands of dollars.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Thursday the judgment was the result of a consumer lawsuit filed in June against landscaper Brent Ford.
The court ruling on the case found that Ford had collected about $90,000 from consumers for landscaping services he did not deliver.
The judgment includes restitution to the homeowners, plus $100,000 in civil penalties and $6,000 in attorneys' fees and related costs. Ford is now banned from providing landscaping services in Arizona.