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Former agent who pocketed insurance premiums pleads guilty to fraud

News: 2014 Press Release

For Release: October 7, 2014
Media Calls Only: 916-492-3566
Former agent who pocketed insurance premiums pleads guilty to fraud

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Thomas Henry Morris, 72, pleaded guilty to one felony count of insurance fraud after he collected premiums and failed to pay over $133,000 in premiums to an insurer. Morris was sentenced to three years felony probation and 40 hours of community service. As part of his plea agreement, Morris paid $133,000 in restitution and will pay an additional $10,000 to the insurance company involved.

“This sentencing is a victory for consumers and insurers,” said Commissioner Dave Jones. “It was because of the combined efforts of the Department of Insurance and the Contra Costa County District Attorney that we were able to bring an end to the scheming and thieving of this individual and find justice for the aggrieved insurance company.”

Morris, who owns Morris & Associates Insurance Services Inc., carried out his scheme with a producer license that expired in 1994. He exposed auto dealerships to hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential liability by selling surety bonds, collecting the premium and pocketing the funds that belonged to the insurer.

The investigation began in September 2013 and revealed Morris was directly involved in conducting unlicensed insurance transactions. The criminal complaint was issued June 24, 2014 and Morris surrendered to the court the following day.

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The California Department of Insurance, established in 1868, is the largest consumer protection agency in California, regulating the $123 billion insurance marketplace. In 2013 the California Department of Insurance received more than 170,000 calls from consumers and helped recover over $63 million in claims and premiums. Please visit the Department of Insurance web site at www.insurance.ca.gov. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800.927.HELP or 213.897.8921. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), please dial 800.482.4833.

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how to stop unlicensed dealers ( curbstoners )

1) Make curbstoning a higher priority for law enforcement.
The trafc division is already prowling the streets for illegally parked
vehicles; in some cities, the division may routinely run the
license plates of parked cars to recover stolen and abandoned
vehicles. For-sale vehicles parked for an excessive length of
time, or several for-sale vehicles in a small area, should be
a red flag that curbstoning activity may be taking place.
2) Monitor free advertising media, such as Craigslist, for cases
in which the same contact phone number is used in multiple
private-party vehicle listings. Allocating resources to investigating
these sellers is an investment in preserving municipal revenues.
3) Reach out to the community, bringing local residents and
businesses into a united effort to report possible curbstoners.
Although many cars with a “for sale” sign on it are authentic
private party sales, many are not. And those that aren’t are
costing your city money that is all but impossible to replace.
Reference List:
California Department of Motor Vehicles
press release, “DMV Makes Arrest In Fraudulent
Business And Auto Sales Scheme,” August 25 2010:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/newsrel/newsrel10/2010_25.htm
California State Board of Equalization detailed
description of the Sales and Use Tax Rate:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/news/sp111500att.htm
“Airbag Scams: Dashboard Danger” from Reader’s Digest
http://bit.ly/Airbag-Scams-Dashboard-Danger

can tesla survive the franchise battle ???

Has the Traditional Automobile Franchise System Run Out of Gas?

Vol. 16 No. 3

ByRoger M. Quinland

 

Gordon & Rees LLP

From books to music to groceries, the internet has radically transformed the distribution of retail goods in the last decade. Companies leading the way have become paragons of retail success (such as Apple and Amazon), while those that were slow to adapt to evolving distribution platforms have withered (Borders, Blockbuster Video). Which fate awaits the local franchised car dealership? Is it time for a change in the way cars are sold?

The Auto Dealer Franchise System

In the early twentieth century, independently owned automobile dealerships were a rarity. Automakers sold vehicles through department stores, by mail order and through the efforts of traveling sales representatives. The prevailing delivery system was direct-to-consumer sales.

In 1898, automobile enthusiast William E. Metzger established what is generally believed to be the first car dealership, a General Motors franchise. SeeThe First Century of the Detroit Auto Show, p.265, Society of Automotive Engineers Inc., Pennsylvania, January, 2000. Today, tens of thousands franchised auto dealers conduct business across the United States.

Direct automaker-to-consumer sales are now prohibited in almost every state by franchise laws requiring that new cars be sold only by licensed, independently owned dealerships. The specific prohibitions in these laws vary from state to state, but most are based on two underlying principles. The first principle is that allowing automakers to sell cars directly to customers will endanger the businesses of automobile franchisees, which presumably do not have the economic resources to compete with manufacturers on vehicle pricing. The second principle is that consumers need a knowledgeable, independent sales intermediary who is capable of guiding individuals through the buying process and can later be called on for support in the event of difficulties with the vehicle.

The promotion of these principles is evident in various state franchise regulations. New York State, for example, has its Franchised Motor Vehicle Dealer Act (see, NY Vehicle and Traffic Law, Title 4, Article 17-A), which prohibits any automaker from possessing ownership in a dealership offering its vehicles. Massachusetts General Laws, Part I, Title XV, Chapter 93B, has a similar ban on manufacturer owned dealerships. In Texas, the sale of new cars is strictly controlled by Occupations Code Title 14, Subtitle A, Chapter 2301, which provides that a manufacturer or distributor may not directly or indirectly own an interest in a franchised or non-franchised dealership.

There have occasionally been challenges to the franchise distribution model for automobiles, but it has, for the most part, been accepted by automakers, dealers and consumers. Recently, however, a nascent automaker’s attempts to bypass franchised dealers in favor of direct to consumer sales has resulted in legal skirmishes with regional automobile dealer associations in New York, Massachusetts and Texas and other states.

Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors, Inc. (“Tesla”) is a San Francisco Bay area based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric automobiles and associated components. In 2008, Tesla captured the imagination of the auto buying public with its introduction the Tesla Roadster, the first fully electric sports car. The Tesla Roadster was followed by the Tesla Model S, a fully electric luxury sedan. The Model S has won several accolades and auto industry awards, including the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Automobile Magazine’s 2013 Car of the Year, and Time Magazine Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award. Tesla posted profits for the first time during the first quarter of 2013.

In 2008, Tesla began opening automobile retail “Galleries.” This retail model has been opposed by numerous state auto dealer associations, including those in Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, New York, Oregon, Texas, and North Carolina, on the basis that Tesla’s retail Galleries operate in contravention of each state’s dealership franchise laws. Tesla argues that since no automobile orders are actually fulfilled at the Galleries, franchised dealership laws do not apply.

Typically, when customers enter Tesla’s Galleries, they have an opportunity to ask questions and read materials about a particular model. Usually, only a single car is on site. If and when a customer asks about purchasing a vehicle, a Gallery employee points out a computer connected to the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. Gallery employees do not take orders, customer payments or make delivery arrangements with customers. Those functions are all managed from Tesla’s Fremont factory.

Legal Challenges

The National Automobile Dealers Association (“NADA”) represents nearly 16,000 new automobile dealers with 32,500 franchises throughout the United States and internationally. See, www.nada.org/aboutnada/. NADA and its members assert that Tesla’s Gallery sales model violates the franchise laws of several states. While NADA itself has not brought an action against Tesla, is has actively supported lawsuits by its members. These lawsuits are intended to drive Tesla towards selling cars through traditional franchised dealerships. Tesla has vigorously defended these actions, arguing that it cannot survive without the ability to sell cars directly to consumers.

In spring, 2012, Tesla opened its first Massachusetts Gallery in the fashionable Natick Mall. Within weeks of its opening, a lawsuit was brought against Tesla by the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (Mass. State Auto. Dealers Assoc., Inc. et al v. Tesla Motors MA Inc., No. CV2012-1691, Mass. Super. Ct., Norfolk Cty. Dec. 31, 2012). In MSADA v Tesla, the plaintiff claimed Tesla was violating Massachusetts law by conducting sales within the commonwealth at dealerships in which the company has an ownership interest. Tesla countered that because all orders from its Natick Gallery are taken and fulfilled at its California factory, there is no actual sale taking place in Massachusetts. The MSADA argued that Tesla’s delivery method is merely a dodge of the intent of the Massachusetts law.

In January 2013, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge ruled against MSADA, finding that state law doesn’t necessarily give dealers standing to pursue legal claims over manufacturer-owned stores. “This court is unconvinced that the 2002 amendment to Chapter 93B expanded the purpose of the statute to protect the motor vehicle franchise system,” stated Judge Kenneth J. Fishman, referring to provisions of Massachusetts law regarding trades. Id. MSADA is currently considering an appeal of Judge Fishman’s decision.

A New York Supreme Court judge gave Tesla another victory in its efforts to avoid the traditional franchised auto dealership structure. In Greater N.Y. Auto. Dealers Assoc. v. Dept. of Motor Vehicles, No. 5865-12, 2013 WL 3242761 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Albany Cty. Apr. 10, 2013), Justice Raymond J. Elliott III concluded that the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association could not assert a claim against Tesla under the New York Franchised Dealer Act. The court also ruled that the dealers could not prove injury arising from the three Tesla Galleries and two service depots currently operating in the state. Id. at *5.

The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association is predictably unhappy with the ruling, arguing that Tesla’s factory-owned dealer model is “clearly prohibited” by the state’s franchise dealer law. The Dealer Association has not, however, indicated that it will appeal the decision or seek other recourse.

Tesla’s efforts have, however, suffered major setbacks. In April 2013, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, appeared before the Texas Legislature’s House Business and Industry Committee to voice his support for two bills that would allow Tesla to sidestep the state’s franchise dealership laws and sell cars directly to Texas residents. If adopted into law, the two bills—Senate Bill 1659 and House Bill 3351—would provide Tesla with narrowly tailored exemptions from Texas franchise laws. The bills provide that American manufacturers of electric cars that have never previously had franchised dealerships could sell cars directly to Texans.

House Bill 3351 was replaced by a committee substitute that offered auto dealers another layer of protection: if Tesla sells more than 5,000 cars a year in the Texas, it will become subject to existing franchise regulations.

Both Tesla-backed bills failed to reach the floor of the Texas House or Senate for a vote before the Legislature’s regular session ended on May 27. The Legislature will not meet again in a general session until 2015.

More bad news for Tesla recently came from the governments of Virginia and North Carolina. In April 2013, Tesla’s application to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to grant it a special exemption to operate a dealership in that state was declined. Tesla can, and likely will, appeal this decision. On May 9, the North Carolina Senate unanimously passed a bill that appears to be intended to preemptively hinder the automaker. If the bill is passed by the House and signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory, Tesla will be required to sell its cars exclusively through independent dealers in North Carolina.

Tesla has offered an olive branch to automobile dealers by indicating that the company may use franchised dealers after it is on more solid economic footing. Elon Musk has also stated that he would be open to a discussion of a dual retail network—a combination of Tesla-owned and independently owned dealerships—when Tesla’s sales reach one percent of new-car sales market in the United States.

Conclusion

The likelihood that Tesla will successfully convince federal courts to invalidate the various state auto dealer franchise laws in their entirety is remote. In the author’s opinion, Tesla’s greatest chance for success lies with convincing the courts that narrow exemptions from state regulations should be tailored for the company, based upon its unique status in the automotive marketplace.

Ultimately, plotting a course through the state patchwork of laws governing new auto sales will be extremely difficult for Tesla. Perhaps in recognition of this fact, Musk recently told Automotive News magazine: “If we’re seeing nonstop battles at the state level, rather than fight twenty different state battles, I’d rather fight one federal battle.” Amy Wilson, Tesla’s Musk: I’ll Take Store Fight Federal, Automotive News, Apr. 15, 2013. Although left unsaid, perhaps Mr. Musk is planning a lobbying effort of his own with the goal of federal legislation exempting Tesla from the patchwork of state auto dealer franchise statutes.

In a conflict between political influence and free market forces, established auto dealership interest groups have thus far been able to sharply restrict Tesla’s ability to market its products directly to consumers. The auto dealership associations have, to date, been able to convince state legislators to protect their franchisee constituents from direct-to-consumer sales by automakers. Only time will tell whether Tesla can overcome this hurdle to market, and whether it will become the next direct distribution success story (like Amazon) or another casualty of market inefficiencies and entrenched special interests.

RETRO LICENSE PLATES WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE

Retro license plate proposal on the move

California lawmakers can’t roll back gas prices or revive eight-track tape players, but they soon may offer motorists something else from decades past: replica license plates.

Assembly Bill 1658 would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue plates resembling those of the 1950s, through ’80s for a fee – $50 initially, $40 per year – to cover administrative costs and raise money for environmental projects.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a Los Angeles Democrat who proposed the bill, said it capitalizes on nostalgia and recent production of retro-style vehicles. “What’s old is new,” he says, “and it might make the state a little money, too.”

Plates would not be issued by the DMV until 7,500 had been ordered by the public. They would come in three classic designs, with black lettering on a yellow background, or yellow lettering on either a black or blue background.

The new plates would not be exact reproductions, however. Current plates have seven digits, for example, while those of decades past had six. Reflectivity and font-type standards also have changed through the decades.

AB 1658 received bipartisan support in the Assembly Transportation Committee, 14-0, and is awaiting action in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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DMV Car Dealer Licensing Checklist

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The process can be broken down into three steps:
Dealer Class, Practice Exam & Certificate
Getting your bond & submitting an Application
Final location inspection by your DMV Inspector

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Here is a list of everything:
· Dealer Education School, Call TriStar Motors
800 – 901 – 5950 and to attend obtain your Certificate.
· Register On-Line at www.gotplates.com

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Everyone must take the New Dealer Class,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d05/vc11704_5.htm

· Obtain the DMV Inspector’s number for your area and
leave a message to schedule the examination.
The DMV website @ www.dmv.ca.gov

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Then from the dmv website, www.dmv.ca.gov,

the student must find the:
list of DMV inspectors,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm
application for dealers license,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/forms/vehicledealer.htm
list of registration forms,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/formsreg.htm

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· Pay $ 16. and pass the DMV exam.

When you have studied and are prepared for the
DMV dealer examination the student will make an
appointment with the DMV Inspector.

The student will
need to take their:
CA photo ID & TriStar issued DMV Certificate of Completion.
The DMV dealer test is 30 minutes long, 40 questions,
multiple choice.
The student must get 28 correct out of 40, 70%, and
three chances are allowed on one certificate.
If the student does not pass, TriStar supplemental
training is always FREE.
If the student fails the test three times, TriStar will
make a full refund.

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· Choose the Name, Location and Type of dealership.
Once the testing is complete the student begins to
build the business.

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Every dealer needs to choose a name of the
dealership and a location.

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Every dealer MUST have an office.

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Every dealer needs to choose the type of dealership
and vehicle type with endorsements.
Dealer types: Retail or Wholesale Only
( Retail includes Wholesale )
Vehicle Types: A/C cars and trucks
M/C motorcycles
ATV all terrain vehicles
MH motorhome
Rec T recreational trailer
Trl trailer
SM snowmobile

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Endorsements: AutoBroker

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· Obtain the Zoning Verification Letter.
Every dealer must have their location zoning
approved, using the proper DMV form, by the local
planning authority for the office location.
The proper zoning
form:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol902.pdf

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· File a Fictitious Name Statement with the county clerk
and have it published in a local paper.
The dealer must file a Fictitious Name Statement with
the county clerk of jurisdiction for the office location.
A list of California county websites:
http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=7·

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Obtain a Surety Bond in the amount of $ 50,000.
Wholesale & less than 25 cars/ year then $ 10,000.
The surety bond is a promise by the dealer to honor
all obligations on behalf of the dealership, including
DMV fees and penalties, State sales tax and a
judgment by any court against the dealership.
Cash, Savings or a Bond may be posted.
Your credit report will set the Bond Premium
Some credit scores will require collateral.
The DMV form needed to submit your bond:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol25.htm
If less than 25 cars per year & wholesale only:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol25b.pdf

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· Obtain a Business License
The city or county issuing the zoning permission letter
will usually require a business license.
· Obtain a Live Scan Fingerprint Card.
To obtain a location check:

http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/publications/contact.php

DMV Live Scan information:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/livescan.htm
DMV Sample Live Scan Form
http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/dmv8016.pdf

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Obtain a Board of Equalization Seller’s Permit.
To obtain a location of a field office:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/phone.htm
Board Information on Registration:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/reg.htm#sales
Application Form:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/boe400spa.pdf

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· Complete the Application and have someone read it
over for you to look for errors and omissions.

Ask your
DMV Inspector if you can FAX it in for review.
· Call the DMV Inspector and submit the Application with
your Bond Declaration Form. You must have a Bond in
place to submit your application. If you wish to be
considered for a temporary license, you must have all
photos completed as well.
list of DMV inspectors,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm
DMV photo requirements:
http://dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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Generally you will need:
11 photos for retail
8 for wholesale, 9 for wholesale with a broker endorsement

 They are:

1 Building photo
2 Outside sign photo ®
3 Display area photo ®
4 Office
5 Business License posting photo
6 Resale Permit posting photo
7 Telephone
8 Interior Signs ®
9 Locked Cabinet
10 Checkbook
11 Dealer Book

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· Build your office before you contact the DMV Inspector
for final inspection and clearance.

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· Obtain a phone and have a phone line installed in the
name of the dealership, including a 411 listing.

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· If retail, Obtain and install exterior signs.
One sign if sole user of the location.
Multiple signs if mixed use at the location.

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· If retail, Install the three Office Signs provided by TriStar

The No Cooling Off Period Notice to Public

The Inspection of Vehicle Notice to Public

Car Buyer Bill of Rights Disclosure

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 Create a locked cabinet, desk drawer, file cabinet or safe to store DMV report of sale forms.

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· Open a Bank Account in the name of the dealership.

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· Label a thick 3 ring binder as your dealer book.

This book will hold for all updates sent by the DMV, all ROS
forms you might have to void & your broker log. ·

For registration forms write to:
DMV Forms Office
P.O. Box 932242, Sacramento,CA, 94232
Use the list of forms from the DMV website & add the
REG 262 to the list.
list of registration forms,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/formsreg.htm
Draft a letter on your dealer letterhead including a
copy of your DMV certificate of completion requesting
25 of each listed form.
These forms are sent at no charge.

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· Contact for forms & disclosures.
Their website for dealer forms:
http://licenseframegirl.com

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The four forms needed:

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conditional sales contract CA553
English copy, 4 per set, latest version
Spanish Copy, 1 per set, latest version

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as-is no warranty for Federal Buyers Guide, 327D
English copy, latest version
Spanish Copy, latest version

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car buyer bill of rights option form
English copy, latest version
Spanish Copy,latest version

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Not for Sale Sticker

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· Create & have ready photos of your setup.
Instruction on photos @
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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· Final inspection follows in 90 – 120 days following
clearance from Sacramento.
The DMV Inspector will call you for an inspection appointment.
· When you pass inspection you will receive your:
dealer number
wall license
car dealer license special plates
report of sale forms, for your type of license.

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good luck

Joseph

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800-901-5950

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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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• Full purchase price of vehicle
• The vehicle identification number (VIN)
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What does your company do for me?

We provide you with a legal business address and a REAL, not virtual office (don’t fall for this scheme from others). You are assisted by our knowledgeable staff with necessary paperwork to prepare your wholesale dealer license application as well as answer any questions about the auto wholesale business. You receive guidance from experienced auction professionals who conduct sales for the world’s largest wholesale auto auction company while being provided with an inside track to success in the auto wholesale industry. View our Services page for more information.
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What are the requirements for the Auto Wholesale Dealer Licence program?

  • Office at Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc.
  • Dealer Bond of $25,000
  • Valid Certificate of Dealers Insurance
  • Two (2) color copies of your valid driver’s license

For a Bond and insurance quote we can refer you to an insurance professional to help you set up your dealers insurance.

For additional questions regarding requirements, please call us at (219) 595-5172 or send us an e-mail at info@indianawholesaledealers.com. One of our sales professionals will be happy to provide you with more information.
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What are the costs to get an Indiana Wholesale Dealers License?

Many other companies will advertise as little as $199 and up to $685 startup costs to have an office. What they only tell you in the fine print is that’s just their registration processing fee! Look out for additional rent and services fees charged by our competitors. Ask them what you’ll have to pay by the time you are licensed?

Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc. is committed to offering you, our client and lessee, the most competitive and complete service available. Our full time staff of professionals will handle the processing of all the documents with different governing bodies to establish your business with the State of Indiana. You will be provided with an organized and detailed binder including all the documents we have completed to obtain your licensing.

After the initial payment Indiana Wholesale Dealers Inc. will not ask for any additional service charges or lease payment until you are licensed by the State.

  • Your bottom line on costs

    Included in your Initial Payment of $698.24 to Indiana Wholesale Dealers Inc.:

    • $200 obtains your lease and reserves your office until your license is approved and your plates arrive in our building
      (no further rent is charged until your plates arrive)
    • $300 Security Deposit
    • $84 Administrative Fee
    • $26.52 Merchant Certificate – paid by us to State of Indiana
    • $87.72 Registration of your S-Corporation (optional) – paid by us to State of Indiana
  • Insurance and Bond

    As little as $1700 annually for the combined minimum required insurance and bond (Payment plans are available from most insurers). We will refer you to expert agents, proficient in the needs of the Indiana Wholease Dealers.

  • Licensing

    City License $100 - Dependin on which of our properties we were able to place you in, you may be required to appear in person to submit this application.
    Indiana Wholesale Dealer Licence and 2 plates $20 to $70 prorated to the State’s expiration calendar. the Indiana Secretary of State will issue an invoice for the exact amount due when your license application is accepted.

  • Rent

    $300 per month if paid on or before the 1st of the month.

    No additional rent is collected until the day the plates arrive in your office and will then be prorated to make all rents due the first of the month.

For additional questions regarding start-up costs, fees, or requirements, please call us at (219) 595-5172, or send us an e-mail at info@indianawholesaledealers.com. One of our sales professionals will provide you with additional information.
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Why is it important to have a real office?

Recently the Indiana Secretary of State suspended and fined 26 dealers $2500 who were told by their landlord they had an office that didn’t actually exist. It is your responsibility to make sure the office exists. When you are comparing landlords online be sure to look for a physical address and search for the satellite view to see if there is any possibility the address can house the offices. When you make the required trip to Indiana to complete the licensing requirements it is a good idea to visit the office you are leasing.
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How do I know I’m dealing with a reputable landlord?

This is a big one and difficult to distinguish with all the disinformation that exists. Ask questions and do some homework. How long has the landlord been in business? What is the background of the landlord? Does the landlord publish a privacy policy to protect the sensitive information you are supplying to them? Do they have any third party accreditation or oversight to protect you from unacceptable business practices? Indiana Wholesale Dealers is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. We offer a privacy policy you can understand. We have been conducting Wholesale Auto Auctions in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee since 1981. Our staff has a combined 87 years of experience in the Auto Auction business. The Executive Officers have been licensed Indiana Auctioneers since 1979 and have been Indiana Residents their entire lives. With our history and reputation inside the Wholesale Auto Auction Industry, there is no one more reputable or better positioned to help you.
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Is it important for the landlord to own the property he is leasing to you?

Absolutely. Unfortunately not all people offering the services we offer are as reputable as we are. Here today, gone tomorrow is a common theme. One competitor was leasing storage units that were in no way compliant until they were caught. The only person that it cost was the dealer who was put out of business and fined. What happened to the landlord? Who knows? He’s gone.
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Why not become a member of the companies offering membership in an LLC?

Here again you need to get a few questions answered. We suggest you consult with an attorney if this is an option you are considering. If any other member of the LLC conducts themselves inappropriately will all of the members suffer? Are they paying and reporting their taxes? Will you be responsible for them if they are not? How can you develop your own credit at the auctions? Owning your own business makes you the only person you have to worry about. It’s your business reputation at stake. Can you trust it to a complete stranger doing business under the same license you are?
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How long does the wholesale dealer license process take?

From the time of submittal, usually around five (5) weeks.

Week 1-2:

We complete all of the necessary paperwork to prepare your applications for the Local, State, and Federal Government agencies which are included in the following activities:

  • Lease and application signing for your office space from Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc providing your company with a legally compliant business address
  • We guide you to Insurance personnel for competitive pricing on Bonding and Dealer Insurance coverage
  • We register your Small Business Corporation (your choice) with the Indiana Secretary of State
  • We apply to the Internal Revenue Service for your Employer Identification Number (EIN also known as FID)
  • We apply to the Indiana Department of Revenue for your Retail Merchant Certificate (required for license and provides Sales Tax exemption)
  • We complete your application for a Wholesale Dealer license and up to two (2) dealer plates
  • Meeting with the Secretary of State’s investigator is schedules to review rules. We will notify you in advance of the date. It is held less than eight (8) miles from our office and Hammond City Hall. You must be present for this meeting.
  • As soon as convenient, you submit in person the City of Hammond Licence Application we will provide you.

Week 2-3: 

The day all necessary documents are accumulated, in our office, your application will be sent to the Secretary of State by overnight delivery.

Week 4-5: 

After the review and verification of your application by the state you will be invoiced by the Dealer Division to advise you of the prorated fees required to issue your Wholesale Dealer license and plates. You send them the invoiced amount and they ship the license and plates. Once received in your office we will provide you with a packet to register with and attend wholesale dealer auctions nationwide.
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What does the insurance and bond cost and where do I get them?

Dealer liability insurance plus a $25,000 Bond is a requirement. Insurance costs can be as little as $1450 annually. Flexible payment plans are available for this premium. Bond cost (with good credit) is as little as $250 annually. For competitive quotes, we will refer you to insurance experts, proficient in the needs of Indiana Wholesalers.
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What if I reside in another state?

You do not have to be an Indiana resident. Your office at our facility provides the business address required to fulfill licensing compliance. You may need to make a trip to Northwest Indiana. Some communities we offer services in require a personal appearance fot the initial city approval. After you are licensed 120 days, the Secretary of State conducts random inspections of dealer records which must take place in your office. You, the dealer, or your legal representative must be present for the inspection. You will be notified in advance of the date and location. For out of state traveler’s we are the closest facility of our kind. Located just 40 minutes from Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) with easy access from I-80/94 or I-90. Everything you need to do will take place within a few miles of our office. This trip could be required to submit your application for the City License. We will notify you in advance if this will be required.
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Is it legal to drive in or out of state with Indiana dealer license plates?

You are legal in all 50 states as a registered dealer. Registration and proof of insurance must be present with the plates at all times.
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Where can I buy wholesale cars and trucks?

There are hundreds of dealer only auto auctions nationwide. Here are some of the major ones; keep in mind there might be many other privately owned auctions in your area that you can have access to once you are licensed. Auctions
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What wholesale auto auctions can I attend?

After registering with any dealer auction (we provide a list), you are able to purchase vehicles. Sale days differ with each auction, so check their schedule. Many auctions today have online access, in which you are able to view upcoming sales events and purchase online.
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Are there warranties on autos at auction?

Warranties and guarantees are offered at auto wholesale auctions. However, auction rules vary greatly! It is in your best interest to study each auctions set of rules. Pre and post sale inspections are also available. Inquire with each auction.
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How can I retail a wholesale vehicle?*

In order to process a retail transaction for a vehicle, the retail transaction* must be processed by a licensed retail dealer in the United States. Your retail transactions can take place through our retail division. We will have all necessary forms for the completion of your sale. Our retail professional can assist you with general questions to help with titles and processing.

Retail is a service we maintain for our dealer clients only. They are wholesalers. We hold a retail license at our facility specifically and exclusively for this purpose. We do not buy and sell cars at that location for our profit. To prevent any competition for you, there is no inventory at our office building.

We do all the paper work and supply a temporary plate. The fee per transaction is $100. The buyer, title, and vehicle to be sold, must come to our property and we collect Indiana Sales tax.

All transactions are AS-IS. Titles, with available space for two reassignments, must be present for all transactions and will be provided to buyers when funding is confirmed by our bank. At that time funds from the sale will be distributed to our Dealer Client.

Please call us at (219) 595-5172 or email at info@indianawholesaledealers.com for all costs and fees. Our sales professionals will be happy to provide you with additional information.

*This program is exclusive and only available to our dealer clients with valid leases in an Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc. facility. 
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Can I export cars to other countries?

If you have the contacts to sell overseas but do not want the hassle of purchasing vehicles at retail prices, paying taxes, and registering cars every time, then a wholesale license is the solution. With your wholesale dealer license, you do not have to register vehicles when you buy them at auctions or pay a sales tax. There is no limit to how many cars you can sell. Become a wholesale auto dealer with Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc. to take advantage of export opportunity. Purchase from hundreds of wholesale auto auctions nationwide to find the right vehicle for your client. As an exporter, you will need to move vehicles around. Your dealer plates make this legal. For more information on exporting vehicles, visit the U.S. Customs web site.
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Can I buy salvage autos?

The salvage and rebuilt car and truck market is huge. Large profits are often realized by mechanics and body repair men offering rebuilt vehicles in the wholesale auto marketplace. Some of the largest salvage vehicle auctions have facilities within minutes of our offices. Once properly licensed by the Indiana Secretary of State, Dealer Division, through the simple application process provided by Indiana Wholesale Dealers, Inc., you would have full access to the wide range of vehicles they offer.
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Can I buy damaged cars for parts?

There are many insurance auctions where you can by cars in need of repair. As a wholesaler, you do not have to pay sales tax or register the vehicles. You may purchase vehicles with clean titles but also salvage and rebuilt in some states. Many auctions specialize in salvage and damaged vehicles. However, each state has different rules in regards to purchases of such vehicles. Inquire with that particular auction about qualifying with your Indiana Wholesale license.
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I’m not comfortable providing my information over the internet. What should I do?

Rest assured that our registration page is SSL secured (note the https at the start of the address) with a viewable Certificate of Authority to ensure safe transmission of your information. Otherwise, please feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives at (219) 595-5172. They will be happy to assist you over the phone.
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How can I get started?

Once you submit the registration form you are on your way to becoming a licensed Indiana Wholesale Dealer. Start Here!
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