Attorney general asks court’s help in Bonita HVAC company investigation
Seven months after a raid on Bruno Total Home Performance in Bonita Springs, the attorney general’s office is asking the 20th Judicial Circuit Court for Lee County to step in.
Bruno air is being investigated by the Florida Office of the Attorney General for possible violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act arising from its HVAC services and products.
In a petition filed this week, the state says Bruno has “failed to either obey the subpoena issued to it, or file a petition for an order modifying or setting the subpoena aside.” They add that the “failure to comply with the subpoena is done in an attempt to avoid, evade or prevent compliance, in whole or in part, with the attorney general’s investigation.”
The attorney general’s office told us in an email, “The petition was filed to compel compliance with our subpoena, as the evidence requested in the subpoena is necessary before our office files a full lawsuit.”
In an email, Bruno’s lawyer tells us, “That is not true we submitted a timely response long ago, they just didn’t like our response.”
The state has 228 complaints on file about Bruno and his business.
In addition to the civil investigation, the attorney general’s office has an ongoing criminal investigation into Bruno as well.
PREVIOUS BRUNO AIR INVESTIGATIONS:
- Former AC company employee admits to illegally notarizing customer signatures
- Bruno insider describes sales tactics
- When electronic signatures show up on documents you didn’t sign
- Investors accuse Bruno air conditioning of embezzlement in lawsuit