- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York home improvement contractor accused of repeatedly shirking work he was paid to do has been sentenced to nearly a year in jail.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says George Anna received a 360-day sentence Thursday for criminal contempt of a court order.

The prosecutor says the case against Anna began in 2012, when he was ordered to post a $100,000 performance bond in order to stay in business after investigators said he repeatedly took money for work he never performed.

Schneiderman says Anna never posted the bond but was found twice this year to again be taking payment for undelivered services. That led the attorney general’s office to have him held in contempt.

Anna couldn’t be reached for comment because a phone listing was unavailable.

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