- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Irvine man who appeared on the reality TV show “Catch a Contractor” has been sentenced to 190 days in jail for performing home improvements without a California license.

Myron Barker also was ordered Friday to pay the homeowners $10,000 in restitution for the uncompleted project.

Prosecutors say last year Barker claimed to be a licensed contractor but performed shoddy and unpermitted work before abandoning the work.

The homeowners reported him to state regulators and also appeared on the TV show “Catch a Contractor.”

In an episode that aired this spring, the show’s host confronted Barker on-camera and offered to help him complete the project under supervision of a licensed contractor.

Authorities say instead, Barker kept the construction and TV appearance money and left during the episode taping.

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