Until late 2009, Wentzville-based US Fidelis was the nation's No. 1 seller of extended auto-service contracts. The company, which filed for bankruptcy on March 1, 2010, imploded amid allegations of consumer fraud and plundering by its owners, brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson.

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There is no public record detailing how much every contractor billed for construction of Darain Atkinson's Lake Saint Louis mansion.

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The brothers who own US Fidelis have agreed to pay the Wentzville company about $10.5 million — plus surrender assets that might fetch at least $10 million more — to settle allegations that they plundered the bankrupt firm at the expense of creditors and consumers.

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Attorneys general from at least eight states filed a lawsuit Thursday that accuses Wentzville-based US Fidelis of violating telemarketing and …

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Two years before US Fidelis found itself out of cash and unable to withstand a tidal wave of customer cancellations, the brothers who own the …

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Wentzville-based US Fidelis can keep paying more than 100 call-center workers whose main job is to persuade customers not to cancel their exte…

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The brothers who own Wentzville-based US Fidelis used the company's money to maintain a lavish lifestyle for themselves and their families, ac…

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Foreclosure sale is set for auto service contract firm's headquarters. 

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 Koster sues 4 other area auto-service contract firms, seeks to amend US Fidelis suit. 

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Fired workers say about 100 were let go at Wentzville office. 

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  Chief executive blames 'ongoing criticism' from regulators, economy. 

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utomaker contends that firm's 'BMW Notification,' other mailings are misleading.

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 Firms that sell such contracts may pocket more than half of the consumer's money. 

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Customers, ex-workers recount call center sales practices. 

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Officials of Wentzville-based U.S. Fidelis did not respond to subpoena.

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But company that made founder rich now faces public scrutiny. 

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U.S. Fidelis gets 'F' for its misleading ads, is target of nationwide investigation.