Prestige Auto owner, employees plead not guilty in federal court

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The three individuals are accused of setting up a scheme to ship luxury vehicles to China.

Guam – The individuals involved in the alleged car registration fraud at Prestige Auto have pleaded not guilty in federal court.

Owner and CEO John Shen and employees Orlando Domingo and Ana Kristine Absalon  entered pleas of not guilty Monday.

The three were charged in District Court with knowing or reckless disclosure or use of information by preparers of returns and aiding and abetting.

Court papers say the three prepared fake bills of sale for 61 Land Rover and BMW vehicles which were registered at the Department of Revenue and Taxation under stolen identities.

Prestige Auto, the report states, would then ship the cars off to China. 

The three are facing similar charges in local court. The 37-page indictment charges Shen’s Corporation, Prestige Automobiles, Absalon and Domingo with 29 charges ranging from impersonation, tampering with public records, forgery and conspiracy. They were also charged with special allegations of crimes against the community.