man is found guilty on several charges
Wanda English Burnett
Norman, 53, of Milan, has been found guilty on several felony
charges in Dearborn County Superior Court.
Norman, who ran a used car lot in Lawrenceburg, was charged with
forgery, intimidation, intimidation with a deadly weapon, making
false sales documents, theft, and attempt to commit theft. These
charges were for activities relating to a dealership owned by
Norman, Dougs Cars on US 50 in Lawrenceburg.
A bench trial before Judge Sally Blankenship was held in December
of 2010 with Norman being found guilty. The charges were actually
filed in May of 2009.
Norman has since had his license revoked to practice business
in the City of Lawrenceburg. The city could revoke his license
since Norman has been convicted of a felony.
The crimes he was charged for were related to the way he did business
at the car lot. People would pay one amount for a vehicle in cash,
and then on the Used Vehicle Order another amount would be documented
so the person and the dealership would pay less in sales tax.
The Dearborn County Register reported that people who tried
to get refunds after returning a vehicle due to engine problems,
title problems and more, were not able to get their money back.
The Dearborn County newspaper also noted that Norman received
his business license for his Lawrenceburg business in May of 2007.
He was then denied a Lawrenceburg business license for a second
mechanical garage in 2008 due to him being arrested for altering
Sentencing for Norman will take place January 27.