N.D. – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a Cease & Desist Order against Jonathan Lee Oliver for violations of North Dakota’s consumer fraud law for his business Western Steel Structures, Incorporated.
Stenehjem’s Consumer Protection Division is investigating Oliver for fraudulent transactions relating to erecting steel buildings, based on information that Western Steel Structures, Inc. solicited and accepted over $1.5 million in consumer deposits and advance payments over the past nine months, and has failed to deliver the products or complete the construction projects.
Although Oliver was issued a North Dakota contractor’s license, it appears he used an alias and provided false information on the application to conceal his criminal history in New Hampshire and Oregon.
Oliver, of Missoula, Montana was arrested north of Valley City on December 21 and is being held in the Stutsman county jail. In addition to facing charges in North Dakota, Oliver is wanted in Oregon and New Hampshire.
Consumers who wish to make a complaint against Jonathan Lee Oliver also known as Jon Walker, John Walker, Jon Oliver, J.L. Oliver, or Western Steele Structures, Inc., can download the complaint form on the Attorney General’s website at www.ag.nd.gov or call the Consumer Protection Division at 701-328-3404 to request a complaint form.