The former owners of a suburban St. Louis company that was once among the nation’s top marketers of auto service contracts have reached a settlement with 11 states that bars them from telemarketing or selling in those states.
The settlement was announced Monday between former US Fidelis owners Darain and Cory Atkinson and attorneys general in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
US Fidelis filed for bankruptcy in March amid accusations it used illegal telemarketing ploys and sold worthless warranties. Federal prosecutors continue to investigate.
The Atkinsons do not have listed phone numbers. Messages seeking comment from the US Fidelis office in Wentzville, Mo., and with the attorney for the brothers, were not returned.