The Indiana Auctioneer Commission has extended the suspension of Dean Kruse’s auctioneer license by two years. A hearing Oct. 19, the commission voted 5-0 that Kruse may not apply to have his license reinstated before June 2014. He originally was suspended through at least June 2012. The commission ruled that Kruse violated the terms of his original suspension, issued May 25, 2010. Members said they were unsatisfied with quarterly reports he filed on his progress in repaying people who consigned cars to his auctions, the Star reported.

According to Kruse he sent his reports to an attorney general’s deputy in charge of his case, who did not forward them to the Auctioneer Commission. In 2010, the commission suspended Kruse due to complaints alleging that he failed to pay 70 people who consigned and sold collector vehicles at his auctions in 2008 and 2009. After the suspension, Kruse sold his auction park south of Auburn and ceased operations. Kruse now has a longer time to pay the consignors. The commission originally ordered him to pay them by 18 months after his license suspension ends, which now gives him until December 2015.

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