Contractor gets suspended prison sentence for deceptive business practices

Bob Williams has other pending cases
Posted at 6:03 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 19:03:47-04

WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- A concrete contractor the 41 Action News Investigators have been following for nearly three years has been given a suspended sentence of three years probation.

It comes after Bob Williams pleaded guilty to a charge of deceptive business practice in Johnson County, Missouri court.

As part of his sentence, Williams will also have five years supervised probation and will have to pay $1,500 in restitution.

According to court records, on or around August 17, 2015, Brian Payne entered into a contract with Williams and his company for concrete and landscaping work.

On that same day, court records say Payne gave Williams a check for $1,500.

Williams told Payne work on the project would start in two weeks.

But Payne was never able to contact Williams after giving him the check, the work never started and Williams never gave Payne a refund.

The 41 Action News Investigators first started checking on claims against Williams in 2015, the same year Payne gave Williams a check.

The Missouri Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City began investigating Xtreme Concrete & Outdoor Living in Blue Springs after multiple complaints were filed against the company. 

Since that time, several other people have come forward claiming Williams ripped them off.

Missouri's Attorney General has filed charges against Williams in Johnson, Jackson, Cass, Clay and Platte counties based on similar complaints.

Williams is scheduled to be sentenced in both Platte and Clay counties next week after entering guilty pleas in both those cases.

Williams has also entered a guilty plea in Cass County on a single charge of deceptive business practice.

He's scheduled to be sentenced in Cass County October 25.

Williams faces multiple charges in Jackson County.

He's pled not guilty in that case and is scheduled to go to trial in February.