N.Y. wants magazine sales company out

Aug. 9, 2007 at 9:14 PM
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- New York state has sued a magazine sales company, claiming it exploits young people by hiring them with misleading promises of high pay.

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit in Dutchess County, N.Y., against Jaguar Sales, a company based in Gig Harbor, Wash., The New York Daily News reported. The suit claims those who take the bait find themselves forced to work long hours selling door-to-door on commission.

"They quickly discovered that every promise made to them was a sham," Cuomo said.

Alexandria Brooks, a young woman from Mississippi, told the newspaper she thought the job would be a perfect chance to see the country. But she quit after spending time in three states in six weeks and getting only $20 a day for meals.

Cuomo asked the court to bar Jaguar from doing business in New York.

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