Mo AG Wins Judgement Against Hannibal Asphalter
A Hannibal man is ordered to pay nearly $108,000 in restitution related to an asphalt paving scam. Kasey Hudson of Chip Masters Construction was charged with defrauding nine Missouri consumers.
According to a press release from Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, Hudson told consumers he could repave their driveways at a discounted rate with the same quality as county roads. Once a job was complete, Hudson demanded thousands of dollars more than initially quoted, often using intimidation tactics. One customer was coerced into using her vehicle as payment.
After the work was completed, consumers discovered the quality of the repaving was far less than promised. In some cases, grass immediately began growing through the asphalt, and some driveways were washed away by rainfall.