Sharonville remodeler of Basement Boost ‘in the business of deception,’ says Ohio AG Yost

The Cincinnati Enquirer | Kevin Grasha

he owner of a Sharonville remodeling business already facing nearly 50 counts of theft owes more than $180,000 in civil judgments in Hamilton County, court records show.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week announced the indictment of John Drennan, accusing him of taking $213,000 from customers in three states and failing to deliver promised services or refunds.

Among the charges the 33-year-old Drennan faces is engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The indictment, filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, lists 24 victims.

The most significant civil judgement is the result of a lawsuit filed in November 2018 by a Bond Hill couple who say they paid more than $35,000 for basement renovation and waterproofing work. The lawsuit says the renovation work was never started, and the waterproofing wasn’t done correctly, if at all.

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