July 27, 2001

JULY 27, 2001

CONTACT: Linda Conti, Assistant Attorney General 207-626-8800

The Attorney General's Office announced today that it has sued Dennis Lee doing business as (d/b/a) United Community Services of America and Better World Technologies of New Jersey and Daniel Davis d/b/a Diversified Technology of Winslow, Maine for promoting a fraudulent scheme to consumers. Lee and Davis have been promoting a machine that they claim will generate free electricity for homeowners and provide them with an opportunity to "earn a very handsome income."

The Attorney General's suit seeks an injunction barring Lee and Davis from taking money from consumers as well as civil penalties and the costs of suit.

"While Lee and Davis have been advertising in Maine for some time, the Attorney General's office recently learned that they were going to be conducting a live demonstration on Saturday, July 28, 2001 in Oakland, Maine," said Linda Conti, Assistant Attorney General. "We do not want people who attend the meeting to be deceived by Lee's false claims and pay him any money."

According to the State's expert witness, the machine cannot possibly do what Lee claims it does. Other claims made by Lee and Davis include engines that run on water, soda pop and even pickle juice.

"The Defendants' claims that the device will produce free electricity are pure science fiction," said Attorney General Steven Rowe. "As long as the universe is enforcing the laws of physics, we will enforce the laws of Maine against these con artists."