I Need some Legal Advice about my GTO
Last September I had my 04 GTO shipped from MA to Redline Motorsports in CO. Scot Hail was going to design and install a custom turbo kit along with heads, cam, fuel system, exhaust and all supporting hardware. He stated that it would take 4-6 weeks.
Well, three months into it, no work was started. I found out that Redline merged with Trail Ridge Customs and it would be a joint project. I guess it was about five months into it that the intercooler was installed and the hot parts fabbing began.
Fast forward to now. As of now, Redline is no more and Scot Hail left his partnership. From what I know, the car is now at his house where he said he would finish the project. He said it would be ready the 8th of July..he couldn't meet that so it was pushed back to the 29th. Once again he said it wasn't ready. At this point I've already paid him over 10,000 cash for the parts and labor. Now i'm paying 100 dollars for every flight that I have to have cancelled.
Here's the real kicker. I am an MP stationed in Korea. I bought the car two weeks before I deployed. My father has been working the deal from back home. I'm in over 12,000, plus the $614 a month for the car payment. I spent all of re-enlistment bonus for the project. I had to cancel my leave because I didn't have a car to drive.
My father has notified the CO police department and they are looking into it.
Scot Hail had cancelled his e-mail account and refuses to answer or return phone calls. At this point I'm beginning to seek legal advice.
I'm told that because the deal was dealt over the internet that it also falls under internet fraud. If i have to file a law suit to get my car and money back how should I go about doing it? And what compensation should I seek?
Thank you for any help