San Diego homeowners thought something was fishy with mailers offering to lower property taxes for a fee and apparently they were right.
Prosecutors accuse the brothers and their companies of making misleading statements and falsely implying a government connection.
As reported by the North County Times last month, homeowners said the mailers appeared to be from a government organization and suggested the fee was required, not optional.
The company sent the mailers to residents across Southern California, including Riverside and San Diego counties. The lawsuit was filed in San Diego because a recent mailer heavily targeted the county. Also, the state's attorney general's office received several complaints from San Diego homeowners.
The lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction along with civil penalties of at least $2.5 million.