Contractor pleads guilty to ripping off homeowners

Posted at 3:03 PM, Jan 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-30 19:08:07-05

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -A local contractor whose business practices prompted both a warning from the Better Business Bureau and Attorney General's Office investigation pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting an Advance Payment and not Performing Construction.

Following the plea, a Louisa County judge sentenced David Isom to 10 years in prison. The judge then suspended all but six months of that sentence.

Isom will also serve three years supervised probation after his six-month prison term.

Several of Isom's clients from around metro-Richmond accused of the contractor of taking their money, but not completing their home improvement projects.

While some past charges against Isom have been dismissed and he has paid back some of his other accusers, the Louisa homeowner involved in Thursday's case said he recovered $20,000 from a state recovery fund set-up to assist victims of contractor-related crimes.

Isom once owned the now defunct Old Richmond Exteriors LLC.