Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
CONTRACTOR TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR TAKING
MORE THAN $670,000 FROM HOMEOWNERS AND
FAILING TO COMPLETE CONTRACTED PROJECTS
Messing was arrested December 3, 2007 on a $1 million fugitive warrant in
Between October 6, 2003 and December 23, 2005, Messing is accused of contracting with homeowners to install sunrooms in their homes through his business, Hall of Fame Design and Remodeling. He is accused of taking more than $670,000 from 15 homeowners. Messing is accused of doing little or no work on the projects for the victims’ homes and using the victims’ money to complete old contracts.
Messing is accused of closing Hall of Fame Design and Remodeling in December 2005 and filing for bankruptcy is February 2006.
Deputy District Attorney Marc Labreche of the Major Fraud Unit is prosecuting this case.