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Fri January 30, 2009
Few Gouging Complaints So Far
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – After Hurricane Ike, the attorney general's office received more than two thousand price-gouging complaints. So far this week, they've gotten only about 120 calls and 50 email complaints, but Allison Martin of the AG's office says they will all be checked out. "We are investigating them as they come in. The claims have ranged from anything from generators, to hotel rooms to water and we have been checking every single one as they come in to check validity of it."
Earlier this month, the AG's office announced settlements in several cases of alleged gasoline price gouging after Hurricane Ike. The largest fine was against several Pilot Travel Centers, which settled for 100-thousand dollars.