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Feds mum about raid on luxury used car dealer

Luxury Used Car Dealership Raided

SAN DIEGO — A task force made up of federal agents, police and deputies raided a luxury used car dealer in the Grantville area Wednesday morning.

Agents simultaneously raided at least two residences in the Del Cerro area — one in the 6700 block of Park Ridge Boulevard and another on Madras Avenue.  Officials would not say whether those raids were related to the raid at the dealership.

Police cordoned off the dealership located at 6045 Mission Gorge before 8 a.m. Squad cars from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the San Diego Police Department and the El Cajon Police Department were parked at the lot.Grantville Luxury Used Car Dealer Raided

Federal agents, Border Patrol agents  and at least one member of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division were seen at the dealership, prompting speculation that the investigation could involve tax fraud or money laundering.

Law enforcement sources said the operation is under the direction of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, but they would not say why the business was being raided.

Felicia McCain, a public information officer for the IRS, confirmed that the agency was involved in a “law enforcement operation” but referred further questions to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Debra Hartman also confirmed that an operation was under way but would not release any details about the case, including the locations of the raids.

“I am sorry, but we have no comment at this time,” Hartman said.

A spokesman for the FBI did not respond to a request for comment.

 

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11 Comments to “Feds mum about raid on luxury used car dealer”

    lmbowler said:
    December 5, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Reblogged this on Bowler's Desk and commented:
    Luxury used car dealer raided

    f/u said:
    December 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    niggas got raided go european collection i mean autohaus

    f/u said:
    December 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    thank goodness i left there n november, go tony montana

    Michael T said:
    December 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Prompting speculation?

    Anonymous said:
    December 5, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Politics . Gaurunteed nothing sticks . Don’t beleive the hype .

    Used Cars Montreal said:
    December 7, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    Thanks ! Looking for a used car for sale in Canada? listing by make and model.

    Car dealers said:
    February 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Very Good grab all fake car dealers.

    Curt Falconer said:
    March 5, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Well, considering the money potentially involved with selling luxury cars, I wouldn't be surprised if this had something to do with taxes. Throw in the Internal Revenue people and it's as easy as putting two and two together.

    mini repair said:
    April 11, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Several organizations now under the scanner and the case is about money laundering. It might a bank or any insurance company or any finance agency. Money laundering somehow a frequent news these days. I recently gone through a news journal and i found there some news about money laundering and the allegations are on some private sector banks. But here the case is different and the allegations are on the auto dealers. Charges are same, cheating and money laundering by the marketers or dealers.

    Grahm said:
    October 6, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    It is so bad that your mom was raid. All should stop such criminal activities by the use of car. It is the responsible or duty of all citizen that obey all the rules and regulations at the time of driving car. Then we will stop for offense in such way. Use the car only for traveling not for maintaining a luxurious life.

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