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AG shuts down plumbing company for "repeated violations"

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The Alabama Attorney General's office got a permanent injunction to shut down a plumbing company amid allegations of repeated violations. Plumbing 911 owner Tony Curtis Gowins must also surrender his licenses and "cease all plumbing and gas services."

ABC3340 received complaints about the company in the past and was able to help one customer lower his bill. Last year in a settlement with the A.G.'s office, Plumbing 911 was ordered to pay more than $100,000 to customers.

We found the company's Moody location locked-up Tuesday afternoon. The A.G.'s office says complaints centered on customers being charged double the estimates for work. The company is also accused of substandard and unnecessary work without the proper permits or licenses.

We spoke with Gowins late today by phone. "We came to an agreement, to voluntarily shut down," Gowins said. He disputes the allegations and says this matter never came before a court.

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