“Eight people were arrested last week during a sting conducted by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office and the Contractors State Licensing Board to investigate phony contractors in the Ukiah Valley area.
There an undercover state investigator posed as the homeowner and asked for bids on projects at the home. The contractors who bid more than the unlicensed legal limit of $500 for labor and materials received a citation to appear in Superior Court for a misdemeanor charge of contracting without a license.
One of the men cited is convicted murderer Jameson “James” Jackson, who was found guilty in 2001 of being involved in the shooting death of Joan LeFeat in Willits, Eyster said. Jackson served nine years in the California Youth Authority before being released on parole in 2010.
Others cited last week have convictions on their records for drugs, guns, assault and domestic violence.”