Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced his office has reached a settlement with an Idaho Falls-based magazine publisher.
According to Wasden’s office, Gary and Sharon Mueller — owners of the Idaho Life LLC — will pay roughly $8,400 in refunds to small businesses that did not receive the ads they purchased.
The settlement also prohibits the Muellers from selling advertisements to Idaho consumers and pay $1,000 to the state for fees and investigative costs.
Wasden’s office said August 24 that the Muellers sold the advertising space to companies in 2016 and 2017, but the magazines were never published.
A news release said the Muellers stopped publishing the magazines due to health and financial issues.