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Glass Emporium Owner Denies Allegations

Mehrdad "Tony" Hakimian, owner of the Oakland, Calif.-based company and its subsidiaries, Glass Pro and Glass Masters, is denying the allegations that he and his employees conspired to commit fraud and committed wire fraud, according to his attorney, James Bustamante of Jackson Square Law Offices. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

In addition, Bustamante notes that the company plans to continue with business as usual, during the case, which was filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the U.S. District Court of Northern California.

"This investigation has not precluded my client's company from providing honest and reliable service to its customers," he says. "In addition, the company's capacity to do quality business with its vendors and insurance companies continues unhindered."

The complaint alleges that Hakimian and three of his Glass Emporium employees repeatedly submitted false invoices to third-party administrators and insurers for more expensive glass than what was actually installed and that they charged for additional un-used parts (such as mouldings) on a regular basis in order to increase their profits.

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