Contractor's license revoked again
BATON ROUGE - The state Contractor's Board once again revoked the license of an upscale homebuilder in Baton Rouge accused of doing substandard work and not paying his subcontractors.
Jim Fussell was the subject of a WBRZ Investigative Unit report last year when the board revoked his license the first time. He also faces felony charges after being accused of buying supplies from two businesses and then stopping payment on the checks he wrote them.
Fussell appealed after his license was revoked the first time, and a court reinstated it. On Thursday the Contractor's Board said he can complete one commercial project, then his business would be completely shut down.
Fussell builds homes around the Baton Rouge area that are usually worth around $500,000 or more. The Attorney General's Office, homeowners, and at least one supplier have also filed suit against him for his business practices.