BANGOR – The owner of a Bangor used car dealership who’s under fire for allegedly selling unsound vehicles has paid a $7,000 fine for using phony inspection stickers.

An attorney for Glenn Geiser on Thursday entered a plea of no contest to 28 counts of using counterfeit inspection stickers and paid the fine during a court hearing Thursday. Geiser was not present.

WABI-TV reports that in exchange prosecutors agreed to drop 56 remaining counts.

Geiser, owner of My Maine Ride, faces a lawsuit from the state Attorney General’s office, accusing him of unfair and deceptive business practices.

He has also accepted a 6-month suspension of his license to sell cars.