Bangor Dealership License Revocation Hearing Delayed

Wayne Harvey

Updated 12 months ago

A license revocation hearing for a Bangor car dealership being sued the state for deceptive trade practices was supposed to take place Monday.

That hearing was delayed after a closed door meeting by the attorneys.

“I am very, very sorry that you’ve been inconvenienced today (Monday)” announced Joanne Baumrind the Hearings Officer for the Secretary of the State. “Or that anything misled you to believe that you could speak today. I do apologize to you as a representative of the Secretary of State’s office.”

The reason for the delay was because the attorney for Glenn Geiser did not have all of the paperwork from the state, and couldn’t appropriately defend his client without all of the information.

Geiser owns My Maine Ride, which the state claims targets customers with poor credit and pressures them into buying used cars that are not roadworthy.

“He really wants to resolve this” said Geiser’s attorney Joe Baldacci. “He has asked me on several occasions to discuss resolving this with the Secretary of State’s office and the Attorney General, but the response from both entities has been almost non-responsive and so we’re hoping to have further communication with them in the next couple weeks.”

The crowd of about a dozen people, some of whom wanted to testify, were disappointed to find out the case wouldn’t be heard until later this month.

But they won’t be able to speak then either said Baumrind. “Regarding actual speaking from various members of the public, that is not part of this hearing because the State’s witnesses already have that evidence. They already have it in document form, there, they may speak at another hearing in the Attorney General’s office should that be going forward”

“If one person can speak their story and get this man’s license suspended,” said Marc Perry of Bangor who is a customer of the dealership. “It’s not only going to save lives in the future, I think, but people will know better, they won’t be allowed to go there and get ripped off by this man.”

The hearing is now scheduled for Wednesday the 26th at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles at the Airport Mall in Bangor at 9:30am.

“He always finds gray areas or loopholes, and you know what I am saying, I’m just fear he’s going to find another one,” said Jason Ashlock of Bangor another customer of the dealership. “At least for this point in time, you know what I’m saying hopefully, he’ll be out for a while anyways, what they need to do is lock him up and throw away the key personally.”

“As you know he’s sold probably 18,000 cars and I’m sure there are some unhappy customers, he knows there’s the good and the bad of the whole business thing,” said Baldacci. “I think he would like this resolved as soon as possible for his family he has no interest really in having this delayed because he knows he is going to have to address a lot of these issues at some point.”.

  • tiredinbangor

    There is no resolving this….shut Glenn Geiser down!!!

    • Righty Woolwich

      actually, those rules must be from your home country…Here in America we have a judicial system that, based on evidence, people are found guilty or innocent….I understand how you may have interpreted this station or the Bangor Daily news as our justice system, but let correct that…they….are….not…..

      • Givemeabreak

        Justice system or not… He is a crook. He preys on people who are in desperate circumstances. Lucky for him there is always a loophole. If you were one of those that were taken advantage of, you wouldn’t need the justice system to know that.

  • Richard Simpson Jr

    If you want your voice to be heard start a protest or something near his dealership…

  • fedup4713

    He will just change the name of his dealership again so when this all goes to court he will not be liable. Because the company name is my Maine ride. Unless the state is suing Glen himself and not his company he will get away with it once again. Theirs the grey area loophole. Shut him down and do it right. He is a total disgrace to legit dealerships and a waste of time money. He in my opinion is a total disgrace to the human race

    • mikesandroid

      The company is in his mothers name like all the other one’s he’s had. Theres another loop hole that he can try to get out of it with as well.

      • Ken Stinson

        My Maine Ride IS under his ownership, Bangor car care was “owned” by his mother and Bumper 2 Bumper was owned by another family member

  • khaugberg

    I had boughten a car feom him years ago and told him that there was major issues with it and he would not eblven take a look. It took a threat for him to take the pos back .

  • Cynthia Patterson

    I know first hand what a crook he truely is. When my daughter just graduated from high school 6 years ago. She went there to get her first car , he sold her a car without front seat seatbelts, and told her that it would be okay to drive this car around until he could order the belts and put them in . Two months later when he was ready to put the belts in he charged her for the work. She is a your disabled lady who didn’t know any better and since she didn’t live at home I wasn’t able to assist her in this. He took advantage of her disability.

  • John

    Someone should investigate the inspection of these cars. It seems that the state police are dropping the ball on that issue big time. Back many years ago when I did inspections they were very diligent and would actively go after inspection mechanics that were not doing proper inspection.

  • T H

    He is a scam artist. He should NEVER EVER be able to own or manage another car lot ever again. I thrives on the very needy and takes them for a ride!!

  • Florence Kimball Robinson

    I’ve heard so many really really scary stories from customers of his. They had an accident & had no air bags. this also happened to a friend of theirs. Also someone took a vehicle back & he went right to their home at 9 at night to confront her for sending her car back,. And he was not nice about it. The same Vehicles being sold over & over again & still not fixed. This needs to stop, it makes it hard on good car dealership.

  • james macarthur

    I took the van I bought from bangor car care two yrs ago to trade it in today. I have changed many parts on the front end of my van and today found out the reason why the unibody had been bondode over to hide the damage. I was told there was no way this vehicle should have had a sticker or been on the road due to be unfit for driving. I dealt with the issue a waiting almost a month to get the vehicle when I first bought it and took it back several times and gave up. I started doing the repairs myself . I hope this man and anyone who ever inspected one of his vehicle is stripped of the lic. .. I bet if you asked any of them they would never put there family in any vehicle sold by glen


    Is there anyone that has had a good experience? I sure didn’t.