BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – At least two states are joining forces to investigate the abrupt shutdown of Bismarck-based photography company Glasser Images. The North Dakota Attorney General has received more than 170 complaints against the company.
Jody Gillespie, the director of South Dakota Consumer Complaints, said they were in contact with North Dakota after receiving a formal complaint. Your news leader has reached out to the Colorado and Minnesota district attorneys pending a response.
A $ 257,500 PPP loan dated January 2021 to help Glasser Images with payroll is still under scrutiny to be paid back by the owner.
The US Small Business Administration issued a statement on Glasser Images: “…[the] The SBA does not comment on individual borrowers. The SBA takes fraud seriously and therefore all applicants must provide proof of eligibility when submitting an application and additional information will be verified at the time of award. The SBA encourages anyone who suspects fraud or abuse of aid programs to visit: sba.gov/fraud. “
In a new statement from Jack Glasser’s attorney Tim O’Keeffe on Tuesday evening, Glasser Images will allow subcontractors to post photos and videos to couples whose weddings have passed.
However, there is no mention of customer refunds or plans to settle outstanding balances with employees or subcontractors.
O’Keeffe plans to hold a press conference Wednesday morning.
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