Sunday, April 17, 2011
Nigeria Stolen Car Ring Busted in Jacksonville Florida Stolen Cars Trucked From Miami to Jax-Port Blount Island Terminal For Export As Certificate of Destruction Cars.
Two South Florida men were sentenced Monday, April 4, 2011, in federal court in Miami for aiding and abetting in the attempted smuggling of stolen motor vehicles from Jacksonville to Nigeria.
According to court documents, starting in February 2007, Omorose began receiving stolen vehicles from unknown individuals. In an effort to conceal the stolen nature of the vehicles, the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) were removed. The VINs were replaced with VINs from totaled or destroyed motor vehicles (CD cars) with the same make, model, and approximate year as the stolen vehicles purchased from CoPart on-line Certificate of Destruction Cars Auto auctions in Tampa and Miami.
Following the alteration of the VINs, Omorose made arrangements for his co-defendant, Dennis Edward Joseph (Joseph), to export the vehicles from Jacksonville, Florida to Nigeria. Joseph owned Cargo Maritime Services, Inc. (CMS) and used his company to make arrangements for the stolen vehicles to be brought to the JAXPORT Blount Island Terminal.
As part of the scheme, Omorose used various fraudulent documents, to include bills of sale and certificates of destruction cars that included the VIN fraudulently placed on the stolen vehicles. He also used various identities when making export arrangements.
Joseph, through CMS, arranged to have ten stolen vehicles exported from Jacksonville to Nigeria on behalf of Omorose. U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard sentenced Osarobo George Omorose, 43, of Miami-Dade County to 18 months in prison, while 50-year-old Dennis Edward Joseph of Miami was sentenced to 180 days of house arrest and three years of probation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Omorose also was ordered to pay $75,548 in damages to 14 victims. The pair pleaded guilty last October. Omorose began receiving stolen vehicles. He hid their origins by removing the vehicle identification numbers and attaching new ones from totaled or destroyed cars of the same make, model and approximate year. Omorose worked with Joseph to export the vehicles from Jacksonville to Nigeria via the latter’s company, Cargo Maritime Services.
Ten stolen vehicles were to come to the JaxPort Blount Island Terminal with fake documents including bills of sale. But authorities intercepted all 10 after a joint investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
TAMPA SUNNI & SHIITE USED CAR DEALERS LINKED TO THE SUPPORT OF TERRORISM, “THE CARS ARE THE CASH” AND THE FBI HAS KNOWN SINCE JUNE 2002.
SCRAP-SALVAGED LEXUS SUV’S PURCHASED IN THE USA BY INTERNATIONAL CAR THEFT RING FOR THEIR VIN AND COMPUTER; Dubai Police arrested three of a five-member high-tech gang of car thieves who stole 13 Lexus 4x4s, the men were purchasing similar vehicles from abroad (Tampa USA) that had been written off in accidents from on-line Auto Salvage Auctions, the wrecked Lexus RX 330, ACV selling price will be around $3,000 plus $1,200 to ship to Dubai.
Weekly Salvage Auto Auction on-line from South Tampa have over 500 wrecked cars for sale, the buyers on-line are from the USA and Dubai UAE, Sharjah UAE, Jeddah SA, Nigeria and Karachi PK. The Dubai car thieves brought the salvaged USA Lexus SUV’s into the UAE, where they were taken to a scrap dealer. In Dubai the gang stole Luxury 4×4 Lexus cars which were broken into in a span of three to five minutes. The cars were taken away, and their personalised vehicle computers were replaced with the ones from the vehicles purchased from the USA Auto Salvage Auctuions.
”The chassis numbers were changed (VIN) and the car-model plate replaced. That gave the stolen cars a different identity (a “Black Car”) – they now appeared to be legitimate vehicles purchased from abroad (USA).
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at http://www.wbipi.com/