Monday, January 29, 2018

Unlicensed Contractor Nabbed in Santa Rosa, State Seeks Additional Victims

Posted By on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 4:04 PM

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The Contractor's State License Board arrested Tony Van Dang, 30, of Santa Rosa on Friday on charges that he has violated numerous state laws that regulate contractors' work.

In a release, the CSLB says the multiple charges (four felonies and seven misdemeanors) "are the result of three consumer cases in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol where Dang allegedly took more than $26,000 from the consumers and provided minimal landscaping work before abandoning the jobs."

Under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, Dang is innocent of all the charges unless and until he is found guilty of them. 

State law requires than any contractor job undertaken for more than $500 must use licensed labor. At the time of his arrest Friday, Dang was already in hot water with the CSLB over unlicensed-work charges stemming from a 2017 undercover sting in St. Helena. His Santa Rosa business is called the Perfect Yard, and he was arrested without incident on Friday by the Santa Rosa Police Department after a CSLB investigator responded to a Perfect Yard posting on craigslist.

In their release today, the CSLB notes that "likely there are many other consumers who've been victimized by Dang." The board asks anyone who's hired Perfect Yard to contact CSLB investigator Amanda Martinez, Amanda.Martinez@cslb.ca.gov.

The board maintains a portal for consumers to check the license status of contractors at www.cslb.ca.gov.


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