FBI arrests two people in Hummer exporting scheme

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Charges will be filed by the FBI against two people involved in a scheme where over 200 Hummers had been fraudulently sold.

The Hummers were sold overseas by a salesman working at a car dealership in Omaha that was stocking the SUVs. He has already been arrested, but the FBI is still after the owner of a trucking company out of Overland Park, Kan.

A car brokerage out of Missouri has also be cited for involvement, with owners Ed and Patrice Robertson being named. The FBI is under the impression that they sold the Hummers to Ace Auto Sales of San Garbrial, CA, LOR Enterprises of St. Petersburg, FL, and Toronto Auto Wholesale of Ontario, where they were then exported overseas. No charges have been brought up against the two, so far.

Vehicles were sold with fake titles out of the country, and allowed the buyers to receive over $500,000 in incentive funds that were not due to them. They have turned up in Germany, Japan, China, Nigeria, Canada, Belgium, and the United Arab Emirates.

Those that have already been arrested are being charged with one count of conspiracy and 11 counts of wire fraud. The Huber dealership itself was required to pay a $100,000 fine by the Nebraska Vehicle Industry Licensing Board.

– By: Alexandra Koken

Source: USAToday