Friday, April 26, 2013
Elizabeth Gabriela Paneque
(picture from her deposition to the State)
|Final Judgment against Just for People, Inc.|
Agreed Final Judgment against Anthony Burgos
Agreed Final Judgment against Frank Alarcon Marimon
Agreed Final Judgment against Elizabeth Gabriela Paneque
For violations of the DTPA, the three individual defendants must pay a combined $930,000 in civil penalties to the State should they violate any provision of the judgment in the future. Paneque, Marimon and Burgos also must make monthly payments into the restitution fund created under Monday’s court order.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office will administer the restitution fund established under the permanent injunction issued against Just for People. The defendants’ former customers will be notified by mail if they are eligible for restitution. The Texas Attorney General’s Office will allot shares of the restitution fund to eligible customers on a pro rata basis.
Since 2002, Attorney General Abbott has shut down more than 75 unauthorized legal services providers throughout Texas that were not qualified or accredited to handle immigration-related legal matters.