Emporium Owner Denies Allegations
Mehrdad "Tony" Hakimian, owner of the Oakland, Calif.-based company
and its subsidiaries, Glass Pro and Glass Masters, is denying the
allegations that he and his employees conspired to commit fraud
and committed wire fraud, according to his attorney, James Bustamante
of Jackson Square Law Offices. (CLICK
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In addition, Bustamante notes that the company plans to continue
with business as usual, during the case, which was filed by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation in the U.S. District Court of Northern
"This investigation has not precluded my client's company from
providing honest and reliable service to its customers," he says.
"In addition, the company's capacity to do quality business with
its vendors and insurance companies continues unhindered."
The complaint alleges that Hakimian and three of his Glass Emporium
employees repeatedly submitted false invoices to third-party administrators
and insurers for more expensive glass than what was actually installed
and that they charged for additional un-used parts (such as mouldings)
on a regular basis in order to increase their profits.
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