May 16, 1996 |
City prosecutors have extracted a no-contest plea and $10,000 restitution from the operator of two Burbank home-finding services that were accused of ripping off dozens of customers. Under the plea agreement with Camelia Ossanian, a former official of Quality Rentals and Universal Properties, authorities said, the money will be paid to aggrieved customers who said they were tricked out of $150 apiece.
December 11, 1994 |
Scores of angry renters have filed lawsuits and complaints with law enforcement agencies against home-finding businesses in Van Nuys, Burbank and Glendale, accusing them of lying about their services and refund policies. One of the firms, Valley Management in Van Nuys, operated more than a year without a required state license, then disappeared in mid-October after promising refunds, customers told The Times. "They're just a dirty little business," complained Diane J.