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N4T Investigators: Arizona AG files lawsuit against gun store Black Weapons Armory

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TUCSON- This is a News 4 Tucson Investigators update on a story we first brought you in May of 2014.

The Arizona Attorney General officially files a lawsuit against former Tucson gun store "Black Weapons Armory."

The lawsuit alleges the store and its owner John "Tommy" Rompel Jr. made false promises to some of their customers and sometimes never placed orders but took their money anyway.

It names Black Weapons Armory, Rompel and his wife for allegedly violating the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.

15 former customers allege the store never delivered various firearms as promised to them and either refused or failed to deliver refunds to those who never got what they bought.

The lawsuit says in some cases, Rompel allegedly told customers there was a manufacturer delay for some firearms, when in fact, there wasn't a delay.
This amounts to more than $14,000 and as we first told you, the store closed in late January 2015.

When the N4T Investigators contacted the Arizona AG, we found out the state is looking for more people who are looking to file a complaint against Rompel and Black Weapons Armory.

The Arizona AG is now looking for Rompel to make restitution with its customers who never got what they paid for.

Depending on what happens during court proceedings, Rompel could be ordered to pay the state up to $10,000 for each violation of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.

To read the complete lawsuit, CLICK HERE

If you have a story for the N4T Investigators, email investigators@kvoa.com or call the tipline, 520-955-4444.

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