Jeweler should reimburse service members, says AG Landry


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Attorney General Jeff Landry has signed on to a deal to recover more than $34 million for service members who were deceived by a national jeweler.

Landry said the jewelry company, Harris Jewelry, lured active-duty members into a scheme that resulted in them receiving high-interest, shoddy jewelry, which put them in debt.

Agreement with 18 states and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires Harris Jewelry to reimburse thousands of service members for warranties they were told to buy, stop collecting millions in debt, fix bad ratings credit, removes all Harris Jewelry businesses and Harris Jewelry must pay $1 million to 18 states.

“The idea that a company can deceive and defraud those who have sworn to defend our freedom is inadmissible,” said Attorney General Landry. “My office will continue to do everything in its power to protect Louisiana consumers, especially those who have chosen to wear our nation’s fabric.”

Service members and veterans who took out a finance loan with Harris Jewelry between January 2014 and July 2022 will be eligible for restitution, according to Landry. Eligible members will receive an email and a letter by post notifying them of the agreement.

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