Police describe complaint process as contractors answer client claims

William Boutte pictured with unfinished construction

In last week’s edition of The Examiner, the newspaper exposed two situations in which contractors failed to finish work on Southeast Texas homes. One of those contractors highlighted in last week’s story — silent at first — now wants to answer some of the charges levied against him, and the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), warning the public about citizens’ ongoing difficulty with construction contractors, is explaining the difference between civil and criminal complaints.

Contractors answer claims

Two contractors featured in last week’s paper called The Examiner following the article to answer to claims made by former clients who said the contractors’ work was substandard, incomplete, or never done at all.

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