For Immediate Release
December 4, 2020
Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Camps for Grownups, LTD, has been indicted by the New Hampshire Multicounty Grand Jury on one felony count of violating the New Hampshire Consumer Protection Act.
Camps for Grownups, LTD, is owned and operated by Byron J. Siegal, age 73 of Quincy, Massachusetts. Camps for Grownups, LTD, manages and markets adult activity camps including but not limited to a Jazz Camp and a Ballroom Dancing Camp.
The indictment alleges that between April 1 and July 21, 2019, Camps for Grownups, LTD, purposely engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the course of commerce by causing email solicitations to be sent which encouraged consumers to register for the Jazz Camp that was scheduled to be held on August 19, 2019. However, at the time, the business lacked sufficient funds or a reasonable anticipated source of future funding to hold the camp, as advertised.
The indictment also alleges that Camps for Grownups, LTD, purposely engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the course of commerce by advertising and promoting the Jazz Camp the website "www.jazzcamp.com," which created the impression that the camp was moving forward as scheduled.
If found guilty, Camps for Grownups, LTD, faces a fine of up to $100,000.
The indictment is merely an accusation, and Camps for Grownups, LTD, is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The case was investigated by Frederick Lulka and is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant Attorney General Brandon H. Garod, chief of the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau.
New Hampshire Department of Justice
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