California warns on hurricane-damaged cars for sale

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Unscrupulous dealers have been selling automobiles flooded in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as far away as California, the state's insurance commissioner said on Thursday. John Garamendi warned that some dealers and salvage yards were selling cars water damaged in places such as New Orleans, which was hit by both hurricanes last year. The cars had been dried out and cosmetically cleaned for resale, he said. "We actually know of about just a handful at the ...

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