Unlicensed GC gets four months in jail for violating consent order

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An unlicensed contractor received a four-month jail sentence for five counts of criminal contempt from a Wake County judge in March after he defied a consent order.

Contractor Jorge Alberto Garcia had agreed in 2017 to stop engaging the public in projects $30,000 or more, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (NCLBGC) said in a statement. “However, the contractor was found to be in violation of the order as he continued to perform work requiring a licensed contractor.

“The Board is committed to protecting the citizens of North Carolina and regulating the general contracting industry by enforcing the laws and regulations pertaining to general contracting,” the NCLBGC statement said. “Contractors practicing without a license have been and continue to be a major issue and threat to our citizens and the industry. The Board has made the prosecution of unlicensed contractors found in violation a priority.”

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