Topic: Investigative Reporting
Date Posted: 5/12/2016
Graham Media Groupís KPRC-TV Houston exposed a consumer scam involving a businessman with ties to Mayor Sylvester Turner. The City Council awarded Ricardo Gonzalezís company, USA Auto Collision Center, a contract to tow vehicles involved in accidents. The city allows companies to charge $155.50 per tow, but Gonzalez charges $3,000. Gonzalez, who donated $10,000 to the Mayorís campaign, allegedly has customers unknowingly consent to additional charges, in a scam commonly referred to as flipping.
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