Ill. AG sues Chicago modeling agencies

February 17, 2010 7:38:32 PM PST
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits against two modeling agencies in Chicago.The suits target Glamour Model Talent Incorporated and its president, John Vuolo, and Latte Model and Talent Agency and its owner, Robert Owczarek.

The lawsuits accuse the agencies of charging clients unlawful payments to secure modeling jobs and then failing to secure work.

The suits are part of a nationwide crackdown on job scams conducted by the Federal Trade Commission and in eight other states.

The lawsuits seek to stop both companies from engaging in modeling and talent services in Illinois and restitution for clients.

An associate at Glamour Model and Talent Agency would not comment on the suit. ABC7 was unable to reach anyone with the Latte Model and Talent Agency.