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Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Autobroker s Endorsement

An autobroker’s endorsement requires payment of fees as required by subdivision (d) of Section 9262 of the California Vehicle Code.

A dealer may not engage in brokering a retail sales transaction without having an autobroker’s endorsement to their dealer’s license.

Upon issuance of an autobroker’s endorsement to a dealer’s license, the department shall furnish the dealer with an autobroker’s log.  The autobroker’s log remains the property of the department and may be taken at any time for inspection.

The autobroker’s log must contain the following information with respect to each retail sale brokered by that dealer:

  • Vehicle identification number of brokered vehicle
  • Date of brokering agreement
  • Selling dealer’s name, address, and dealer number
  • Name of consumer
  • Brokering dealer’s name, address, and dealer number (CVC Section 11735)

A dealer who brokers a motor vehicle sale shall deposit directly into a trust account any purchase money, including purchase deposits, it receives from a consumer or a consumer’s lender.

  • All trust accounts required by CVC Section 11737 shall be maintained at a branch of a bank, savings and loan association, or credit union regulated by the state or the government of the United States.

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Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Export scammers’ gain is dealers’ pain

Feds seek headway against black-market rings

“This is a first of its kind prosecution, and I hope it will not be the last. These rings are far reaching,” said John Kacavas, the U.S. attorney for New Hampshire.
Automotive News
July 1, 2013 – 12:01 am ET

First it was a $70,000 Mercedes-Benz GL350. Then another one, followed by a BMW X6 and a Porsche Cayenne. All were paid for in cash.

Jane Goss, the town clerk and tax collector in tiny Sanbornton, N.H., realized something was fishy after a local man started coming into her office every few weeks to register high-end SUVs.

“I knew that he didn’t have the means to pay for these cars fully,” said Goss, who also noticed that the man never drove any of the vehicles to her office. “I don’t know of anybody in Sanbornton who can do that. By the fifth one, I said, ‘No, I can’t register this car.’”

Federal authorities say the man unwittingly had become part of a scheme that illegally exported thousands of luxury vehicles to China. In what has become a burgeoning black-market industry, exporters typically hire straw buyers in the United States and send vehicles overseas by claiming them as used on customs declarations. The buyers often never see the vehicles they claim to be purchasing for personal use.

High prices and heavy demand for luxury cars and SUVs in China, caused in part by 25 percent tariffs on imported new vehicles, mean scammers can often sell the vehicles for at least double what they would get in the United States. A new BMW X6 costs more than 1 million yuan in China, or about $171,500, compared with a U.S. starting price of $60,725; the Porsche Cayenne has a base price of 922,000 yuan, or about $148,750, in China, and $50,575 at U.S. dealerships.

Even after factoring in considerable shipping costs and other expenses, the exporters can make a huge profit on each vehicle by undercutting legitimate dealerships in China.

The schemes can cause big financial problems for U.S. dealerships, which are contractually prohibited from selling new vehicles to anyone who intends to export them and can be penalized by the automakers for doing so — even if they do so unwittingly.

Dealerships that sell to exporters may be forced to pay charge-backs, have incentives revoked and receive fewer vehicles from the factory in the future. Widespread fraudulent registrations also hurt dealerships that do not sell to exporters because such registrations understate the dealerships’ actual market shares, making it appear they are falling short of sales targets. That can affect bonuses paid by automakers as well as future allocations.

First prosecution

New Hampshire has been at the center of several large export schemes because it is the only state with neither a sales tax nor a requirement that vehicle owners carry insurance. Exporters maximize their profits by having vehicles titled there, even though many of the vehicles are bought elsewhere and never enter the state.

John Kacavas, the U.S. attorney for New Hampshire, recently announced that two California men pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud charges and violations of U.S. customs laws, in what officials say was the first successful prosecution of a major vehicle-exporting operation. The defendants admitted to scheming to export 93 vehicles worth more than $5.5 million that they and others bought in 16 states.

Authorities seized 14 of the vehicles at California’s Port of Long Beach and began forfeiture proceedings. The men, Frank Ku, 31, and Danny Hsu, 33, were fined $5,000 and sentenced to three years probation in May.

“This is a first of its kind prosecution, and I hope it will not be the last,” Kacavas told Automotive News, while declining to discuss investigations into any other operations. “These rings are far reaching. Some are operating on a scale much grander than Ku and Hsu.”

In the case, Kacavas said his office was more focused on trying to recover as many vehicles as possible and deterring additional exporting than sending Ku and Hsu to prison.

Court documents say Ku and Hsu found straw buyers by looking on Craigslist for ads posted by people who appeared to need money. Those buyers, who received “a few hundred dollars” for each vehicle they purchased, were not charged.

“Some of them were sort of hapless victims as far as we were concerned and not worthy of federal prosecution,” Kacavas said. “They made very little money from doing this.”

But for the exporters, he said, “it’s very lucrative.”

Ku and Hsu, who ran a company called CFLA, paid New Hampshire residents to use their addresses so they and other employees could falsely obtain local driver’s licenses. Court documents show they made some of the purchases themselves, in addition to using straw buyers, and in some cases they had an employee fly from California to pose as a straw buyer’s fiancee and handle all of the payment and paperwork.

Export scam

How the vehicle exporting scheme run by Frank Ku and Danny Hsu from October 2009 through March 2012 worked
• Ku and Hsu used Craigslist to find straw buyers and people who would let them use local addresses to obtain fake driver’s licenses.
• They or the straw buyers purchased high-end vehicles with checks from a local bank account. Straw buyers would earn several hundred dollars for each transaction.
• They applied for titles in New Hampshire, New Jersey and other states, claiming that each vehicle was for personal use and posing as the straw buyers when the Department of Motor Vehicles questioned the applications.
• Vehicles were shipped to the Port of Long Beach in California.
• After their titles were issued and forwarded to California, the vehicles were shipped overseas with export declarations that categorized them as used.
• When the vehicles got to China, Ku and Hsu delivered the vehicles to buyers who had ordered them in advance, often for more than double the U.S. price.
• They successfully exported 79 vehicles, and 14 more were seized in Long Beach. The average value of each vehicle was about $53,000.
Source: Court filings

Troopers issued warning

Goss, the clerk in Sanbornton, a town of about 3,000 people in the center of the state, said she had attended a class in which state troopers warned clerks to be on the lookout for suspicious registrations of high-end vehicles. The man she confronted started showing up about a year later, in late 2010.

When questioned by the town’s police chief, Stephen Hankard, the buyer readily acknowledged buying the SUVs for someone else and seemed unaware that he might be part of an illegitimate operation.

“He answered a Craigslist ad, and I think he honestly believed that what he was doing was legal,” Hankard said. “He seemed pretty confident in what he was saying.”

After alerting Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in March 2011, Hankard said, “police chiefs from all over the place started calling me” because their clerks had noticed unusual vehicle purchases as well.

The Sanbornton buyer has not been charged with a crime. Information he gave customs agents helped lead Kacavas in May to charge a Chinese national, Hong Chen, who runs several businesses based in Maryland and Virginia, with mail fraud and misuse of export declarations.

Chen and his businesses are accused of illegally exporting nearly 3,000 vehicles worth more than $157 million — an average of about $53,000 each — from February 2008 through March 2013. About 40 vehicles being prepared for export were seized at the Port of Newark in New Jersey in April, documents show.

Chen was arrested in May, and a judge recently agreed to delay his trial until later this summer to allow for negotiations between prosecutors and his lawyer, who did not return a call seeking comment.

Dealerships harmed

Detective Sgt. Andrew Player of the New Hampshire State Police said his agency has become more active in rooting out illegal vehicle exports, and legislators have discussed ways to make such crimes harder to pull off.

“It’s been going on for a while,” Player said. “We began to receive complaints from the automotive dealers themselves. They were concerned about what was going on and getting charge-backs.”

U.S. Customs regulations only allow new vehicles to be exported by their manufacturer, and still consider vehicles to be new if bought for resale purposes.

According to a deposition by the customs agent who investigated the Chen case, Mercedes-Benz USA has a policy allowing the company to impose the following penalties if it discovers that a vehicle was exported less than a year after being sold as new: “an administrative expense equal to 8.5 percent” of the suggested retail price, “any market support funds or special program discounts paid by MBUSA for that vehicle will be charged back” and “the dealership will lose one like-model unit on the next decade allocation.”

Paul Holloway, whose Holloway Automotive Group has two Mercedes-Benz stores and other dealerships in New Hampshire, said at an April news conference with Kacavas that his company had sustained losses “in the six figures” as a result of export schemes. “This is just a fraction of what’s going on,” Holloway’s partner, David Cushman, told the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.

Court documents in the Chen case say a 2010 Mercedes GL350 BlueTEC was bought in October 2010 from Holloway Motor Cars of Manchester and shipped to China about a month later. They show that only one of the four SUVs and crossovers registered in Sanbornton was bought in New Hampshire, with the others coming from Mercedes-Benz dealerships near Boston and a Porsche dealership outside Syracuse, N.Y., more than 300 miles away.

The X6 was bought at a BMW dealership — directly across the street from a police station — that officials said also fell victim to Ku and Hsu’s scheme.

You can reach Nick Bunkley at nbunkley@crain.com. – Follow Nick on Twitter

Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20130701/RETAIL07/307019970/export-scammers-gain-is-dealers-pain#ixzz2l6pxq4BA
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Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

TAX-FRAUD PROBE: Posh home, used-car lots raided

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Agents confirmed on Tuesday, Oct. 29, that a search warrant was served at the address of 6990 Wyndham Drive, Riverside. — STAN LIM/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

BY DEBRA GRUSZECKI and BRIAN ROKOS | STAFF WRITERS

Two auto-sales businesses and a luxury home in Riverside were raided Tuesday morning by state agents and the Riverside County district attorney’s office as search warrants relating to an investigation into suspicions of sales-tax fraud were served on the occupants.

The warrants, obtained by the state Franchise Tax Board and Board of Equalization, included a probable-cause arrest warrant, said Tami Grimes, a spokeswoman for the Franchise Tax Board’s criminal investigation bureau.


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Agents entered the home at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, Grimes said. The two businesses were searched at 8 a.m., she added.

Investigators at the county and state level declined to reveal details of the probe.

Fraud involving the automotive sales industry can take many forms. Investigations can range from sales tax evasion and employment-tax fraud to money laundering. One tool the government has to stem illegal activity is a law requiring cash payments of more than $10,000 to be reported to tax authorities.

In California, the main tax agency is the Franchise Tax Board. It provides information to the public about taxes owed, and investigates claims of tax fraud. The Board of Equalization collects sales and use taxes, and handles all reports of corporate sales or use tax fraud.

A One Auto Center, a used-car dealer, was launched in 1998 by Ahmad and Nader Samir, according to 2007 published reports in The Press-Enterprise and Entrepreneur magazine. That year, the company claiming its base in San Bernardino made the “Hot 500” rankings at No. 348 for 2006 sales of $56 million and 120 employees.

On Tuesday, both businesses were closed through the day.

State agents could be seen in the parking lots at various times, lugging banker’s boxes toward rented moving vans. At one point, a customer of the San Bernardino car sales company approached a Franchise Tax Board agent to ask if he could go inside to get the registration a car he said he bought.

Turned away, the customer said the agent he’d spoken with told him the business would likely reopen Wednesday. He left the scene, declining to give his name.

Just after 3 p.m., police from the state Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board removed a computer and at least four boxes of evidence from the Wyndham Hill house and put them in an unmarked white van.

Riverside County property records say the home is owned by Sami Nader, whose name also appears on several company-name variations of A-One Auto. He is listed as Sami Naden on corporate filings for A-One Auto Center Riverside Inc., a company listed by the state as being suspended.

Nader could not be reached for comment.

Throughout the day, there was no sign of any of the residents at the home or the businesses.

 

The online real-estate service Zillow.com describes the custom single-story home at 6990 Wyndham Hill Drive as Riverside’s “Taj Mahal.”

County records say the home purchased by Nader in April 2008 carries a value of $1.5 million, after the standard $7,000 homestead-tax exemption.

The narrative on the Zillow report, which is usually written by a real estate agent and can be edited by the property owner, says the seven-bedroom, five-bath home on 2.2 acres at one point received more than $2 million in improvements such as waterfalls, three full-size pools, a sauna, sports court, covered patios, fish tanks and gazebos.

The white house on the corner lot stands out, even among other fancy homes on the street. It stands behind a copper-colored wrought-iron fence punctuated by gold-colored medallions. Two granite fountains spill water into small pools on either side of the walkway.

And then there are the statues and sculptures, ranging from lions to Grecian-style women.

Two Bentleys and one Jaguar — all with paper auto dealer plates on them — were parked on the property Tuesday afternoon.

The property at 6990 Wyndham Hill is connected to a home at 6960 Wyndham Hill by an outside staircase.

Property records could not be immediately found at the county for 6960 Wyndham Hill. However, the Zillow listing says that 7,892-square-foot home has “expansion plans for about 24,000 square feet.”

This is not the first time police have raided a home on Wyndham Hill.

In September 2011, papers were served at the house across the street that was being rented by former San Bernardino Airport developer Scot Spencer. The raid came after a two-year grand jury investigation into airport operations.

Contributing to this report: Staff videographer Chris Ercoli, cercoli@pe.com, and staff writer Timothy Guy, tguy@pe.com

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Friday, September 19th, 2014

Former Miramar Car Dealer Headed to Trial

On Monday, a judge decided there was enough evidence to send John Mussari, the former owner of Mussari Motors in Miramar, to trial. Mussari is accused of cheating clients out of tens of thousands of dollars. NBC 7 Investigates reporter Mari Payton has more.

Former Miramar Car Dealer Headed to Trial

On Monday, a former Miramar car dealer accused of cheating customers was bound over for trial, expected to start next month.

Thanks to reports from NBC 7 Investigates, the District Attorney’s Office says more potential victims have come forward, and they were finally able to get enough evidence to go to trial.

NBC 7 Investigates first revealed customer complaints about Mussari and his high-end car dealership, Mussari Motors, in Nov. 2011.

Five years after the first complaints of theft and financial fraud were reported to the DMV, John Mussari was bound over for trial on 16 counts and five allegations.

“Our goal is to obtain as much restitution as possible and to also seek justice on their behalf,” Deputy District Attorney Luis Mendez said. “A lot of them are very upset and they took tie out of their lives today to testify.”

Mendez said Mussari took pre-owned Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Mercedes on consignment, sold single cars to multiple buyers, never paid the original owners and defrauded finance companies and banks.

John Mussari was formally charged with 16 felonies in February.

He remains free on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to be back in court Dec. 4.

Mussari is also the target of a federal investigation that involves money laundering and drug trafficking proceeds.

Mussari’s lawyer, Anthony Colombo, didn’t want to comment Monday afternoon, but previously pointed out to NBC 7 that the federal investigation has dragged on for years with no charges filed.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Former-Miramar-Car-Dealer-Headed-to-Trial-232449401.html#ixzz2l6ckVIva

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014

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Sometimes a car deal sounds too good to be true – in which case, it may very well turn out to be a salvage. Most times you want to steer clear of these. Case in point involves vehicles with a salvage title.

When a vehicle has a salvage title, it typically means that at some point in its history it has been declared a total loss by an insurance company. This could be the result of an accident, fire, vandalism or other natural or man-made disaster. The damage the vehicle sustained has to be worth 75 percent of more of its value. Stolen vehicles that were recovered could also wind up with a salvage title in some states.

Another instance where a car ultimately carries a salvage title is government cars used for testing. After the testing is complete and the government has no further use for them, they are sold with a salvage title.

The salvage title is issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), depending on the state, after going through an inspection. Note that inspection procedures vary from one state to another, with some being a simple VIN and emissions system check and others requiring a full inspection. Once a car has a salvage title, it cannot be driven, sold or titled in its current condition.

Salvage title cars may be able to be repaired and the DMV could issue a new title after a safety inspection. The vehicle will be “branded” as a salvage-title or restored salvage or resalvaged vehicle so that any prospective buyers know what they’re getting.

Is buying a car with a salvage title that’s been repaired always a bad idea? Experts say that if you have the time, money and are willing to go through having the vehicle properly repaired, a salvage title vehicle may be one choice. On the other hand, it could be a lengthy and expensive proposition, one that you might be better to avoid. Stick with a thoroughly inspected and mechanically sound used vehicle sold by a reputable dealer or private seller.

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Monday, August 25th, 2014

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fair market value pricing label now required

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

AB 1534 (Wieckowski)

Vehicles: dealers: used vehicle sales: labeling requirements.

Existing law regulates the accuracy of information provided to consumers during vehicle sales, including the information contained in advertising, brochures, and manuals, as specified.

Existing law also requires manufacturers, as specified, to disclose certain information regarding a vehicles engine, as specified, by affixing a label on the vehicle. A violation of these provisions is an infraction.

This bill requires a licensed dealer, as defined, to affix to and to prominently and conspicuously display a label on any used vehicle offered for retail sale that states the reasonable market value of the vehicle.

The bill requires the label to contain specified information used to determine the vehicles reasonable market value and the date the value was determined.

The bill requires a licensed dealer to provide to a prospective buyer of the used vehicle a copy of any information obtained from a nationally recognized pricing guide that the licensed dealer used to determine the reasonable market value of the vehicle.

The bill requires the label to meet all the following conditions:

 

a)   Be in writing with a heading that reads “REASONABLE

MARKET VALUE OF THIS VEHICLE” in at least 16-point bold

type and text in at least 12-point type.

 

b)   Be located adjacent to the window sticker identifying

the equipment provided with the vehicle, or if none,

located prominently and conspicuously on the vehicle.

 

c)   Contain the information used to determine the reasonable

market value, including, but not limited to, use of a

nationally recognized pricing guide for used vehicles, and

the date the reasonable market value was determined.

 

d)   Indicate that the reasonable market value is being

provided only for comparison shopping and is not the retail

sale price or the advertised price of the vehicle.

 

The bill defines “nationally recognized pricing guide” as including,

but not limited to, the Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, the Black

Book, or the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)

Guide.

 

 

 

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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