BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- A used car dealer in the Queen City pleaded no contest on Thursday to charges that he illegally obtained inspection stickers and put them on cars he was selling.
State investigators say they have fielded hundreds of complaints over the years against Glenn Geiser, the owner of 'My Maine Ride'. They argue Geiser has been selling vehicles that can't pass inspections.
The state bureau of motor vehicles was set to hear arguments that Geiser illegally acquired state inspection stickers. On Thursday his lawyers pleaded no contest to those charges at the Penobscot Judicial Center.
Geiser himself did not appear in court.
"The facts show that these were actual certifications of inspection," said Gene Sullivan, who is representing Geiser, "I wanted to make that very clear. Where the vehicles were serviced was where the technical violations occurred in this case."
"Ya know the thing about this is ya know car dealers have a hard enough time trying to keep a good reputation," said Penobscot County District Attorney Chris Almy, "There's plenty of good car dealers out there and ya get a guy like this who just makes it worse for them."
Geiser's license to operate a car dealership will be suspended for six months beginning on March 1, 2014. He's also facing a lawsuit from the attorney's general's office that could cost him his license permanently.