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Former Rep. Kevin Ambler, 1-800-ASK-GARY founder battle over failed startup funds

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Five years ago, former state Rep. Kevin Ambler and the founder of 1-800-ASK-GARY teamed up to create Arrest A.L.E.R.T., an app designed to give users access to arrest data from Sheriff’s Offices across the state. Neither of them expected it to fail so miserably. When it launched in 2011, the service didn’t gain a single subscriber or licensee. And while the company failed to bring in any revenue, four investors had sunk thousands of dollars to keep the company afloat.…

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