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Complaint issued against rebel industries
In the last issue of FARM SHOW, (Vol. 9, No. 1), Phillip Pudwell, Medicine Hat, Alb., reported on his worst buy, a seed cleaner ordered from JSX Rebel Industries which he paid for but never received. Since then, the attorneys general in Minn. and Iowa have filed lawsuits against the company and people involved.
The Minnesota attorney general's office filed suit against Rebel Industries, Inc., JTI Corp. and JSX Corp. (all have the same Minneapolis address) and against Steven Olson, Litchfield; Phillip Bourasa, Minneapolis; Paul Grosz, Brooklyn Center; and James Thornberg, Minneapolis.
The defendents allegedly took orders for seed cleaners, grain cleaners and truck accessories, requiring full pre-payment. However, in most cases, the equipment was never delivered, or was in shoddy condition.
Hubert Humphrey, Minnesota Attorney General, cites in affidavits filed with the lawsuits that Thornberg and Olson controlled similar businesses several years ago.
FARM SHOW has learned that Thornberg continues to offer seed cleaning equipment and truck accessories through two other Minnesota companies Advenco and Telepros.
The Minnesota Attorney General's office reports that it has received more than 130 complaints against the defendants. If you've had a problem with the above-mentioned companies not delivering merchandise, phone the Minnesota Attorney General's "consumer complaint line" at 612 296-3353.

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