After more than 200 complaints to The Florida Attorney General and dozens to the NewsChannel 5 Consumer Watchdog, a multi-million dollar settlement has been reached with InterFACE Talent and related entities.
Customers told the Consumer Watchdog they paid big upfront fees hoping to get their children a break in the modeling industry. Many said the company did not deliver on its promises.
The Attorney General calls the company's actions deceptive and unfair.
Shortly after our stories, the Boca Raton office of InterFACE Talent closed its doors.
Now, the Attorney General has reached a settlement with the New Jersey company and its president and CEO, Roman Vintfeld.
The company will be ordered to pay $22 million in restitution while being banned from services related to acting, entertainment, modeling, singing or talent services in Florida.
The Attorney General froze the company's assets when they filed their case so some money will be available for refunds. You will receive instructions by mail if you filed a complaint with the state and that will include details to get a refund check.