SANTA ROSA – On January 14, 2019, an unlicensed contractor arrested after seven consumer complaints alleging that he took nearly $30,000, and provided minimal landscaping work before abandoning the jobs, plead guilty to 11 counts against him, including four felonies.
Tony Dang, 31, entered the plea in Santa Rosa Superior Court. He plead guilty to:
- four felony and three misdemeanor counts of diversion of construction funds
- three misdemeanor counts of contracting without a license
- and one count of illegal advertising
Sentencing was delayed until November 2019, to give Dang the opportunity to pay $15,000 in restitution to his victims. Dang must pay $1,500 per month for ten months. If he follows through and makes the payments, Dang will be granted probation, If he doesn't, he faces time behind bars.
“Contractor State License Board investigators have had dealings with Dang at undercover stings and have worked with Santa Rosa Police to put a stop to Dang’s illegal actions,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “The investigators work to protect consumers who run the risk of losing thousands of dollars to unlicensed contractors.”