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Fussell appealed after his license was revoked the first time, and a court reinstated it.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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Edwards rallies union support: 'Elections have consequences'
A classroom of 5th graders made a mother's Thanksgiving with a simple...
Lee High School will get football program next year
Locals pack the streets for White Light Night
Saying goodbye: Beauregard Gallery and Bistro closing its doors