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State AG: soldier vehicles at Fort Drum Vehicle Storage accounted for, no word on charges for business owners

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Essentially all of the approximately 170 vehicles stored by Fort Drum Vehicle Storage LLP have been accounted for, according to state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

However, Mr. Schneiderman said he was not able to comment on an investigation into the ownership of the business, or any potential charges that could be pressed against it.

The business came under investigation after Fort Drum soldiers returning from deployment were unable to locate their cars, and nobody at the business could help them.

Soldiers were paying the business $100 to $150 a month to store vehicles during their deployments overseas and were never told the vehicles had been moved out of Jefferson County.

The company also failed to start the cars’s engines, maintain their batteries and check their tires — services that the business had promised. Some soldiers interviewed by the Times said their cars had substantial damage because of the storage company’s lack of attention.

During his remarks Friday afternoon, Mr. Schneiderman praised Laser Transit Ltd., a Lacona-based company that has been helping the office store the vehicles until they can be returned to their owners.

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