Gardetto charged with counts related to unfair trade practices

WAUKESHA -- New charges filed in Waukesha County Tuesday accuse James Gardetto of unfair trade practices by misrepresenting his business affiliations and locations to consumers of TV repair services.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, acting as special prosecutor for Waukesha County, filed the criminal complaint in Waukesha County Circuit Court. It charges Gardetto with:  two counts of Felony Bail Jumping, one count of Mandatory Disclosure Prior To Sale, one count of Misrepresentation, one count of Obstructing An Officer: Giving False Information, and one count of Fraudulent Writings.

Additionally, Gardetto provided a false business address to a police detective who was investigating his practices.  Most of the charged conduct occurred after Gardetto was ordered by a Wisconsin State Circuit Court, in the context of a felony case, not to commit any new crimes as a condition of his release.
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