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performance subaru WRX / consignment auto sale

1 3101 tulane avenew orleans, LA, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 504-822-2222

Acct [protected] pay off 14852.98 as of 5-16-07??? Quote

Con signment sale of a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX 4 door coupe color white milage 18700 pay off 13645.00
unknown sale ageement with Ernesto BennettThe salesman Greg Bourgeois of Performance Imports located at 3101 Tulane Ave. agreed to sell my 2005 subrau wrx and replace it with the same year make and model just a different color from an auction. The car had low miles(18000). He sold my car around June 2007 and never informed me of the price he had sold it for. After several months it became obvious that he did not want to replace my car. The pay-off on the 2005 Subarau was approximately
$13, 800.00 the average NADA Official Used Car Guide trade in value was approximately $17, 675.00. I notified the manager who is named Butch unknown last name.

I contacted Ernesto Bennett who resides at 3505 Arkansas Ave. Kn., La 70065 the person he sold my car to and he stated that he never received a bill of sale and after a couple of months he received the titles for the 2005 Subarau WRX. He added that his leased car company representative contacted him and asked why he abandoned his car with the keys left in it. He later learned that the same salesman sold his lease car to another car company on trade in for my car. He also said that he had some warranty problems with the purchase of the vehicle.
In june 2007 my original salesman Greg Bougeois of performance subaru of New Orleans agreed to sell my car because i was dissatified with the color. He tried to talk me down on the price and then he made an agreement to locate another other than white in color at the auction with no D/P. I never received any money from the sale of my car. My pay off was 13600. After several months I ran the vin of my car and went to the buyers house. He did not tell me how much he purchased my car for but he said he traded in his leased car. He said that his leased car agency contacted him and advised him that the car was left at another lot by someone after he traded it in to Greg. He said he still had a contract on the leased car that was traded in on my car. Greg admits in an email that he will purchase the car when I return home from Iraq in March 2009. 12-06-08 at about 1200 pm I called the Manager of Performance Butch Hailey who does not return emails at
[protected] who said that Greg was Lieing and he did not know what greg was doing. He said with the auto industry economical situation he could not fulfill that agreement. I told him that I was going to take legal action if nothing is done. He said if there is any thing he can do for me to let him know.
Attachments: 1 email dated 12-01-08

Butch: This is related to the discussin we had on Sunday.
--- On Mon, 12/1/08, Arden Taylor <ardentaylor007@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Arden Taylor <ardentaylor007@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re:
To: "GREG BOURGEOIS" <gregbourgeois@mac.com>
Date: Monday, December 1, 2008, 9:58 AM

Hello Greg:
Yes thank you Greg. If you need any thing Judy's email is jtsjag@aol.com Thank you: Arden TaylorStaff Sergeant Triple Deuce Eight

--- On Mon, 12/1/08, GREG BOURGEOIS <gregbourgeois@mac.com> wrote:

From: GREG BOURGEOIS <gregbourgeois@mac.com>
Subject:
To: "Arden Taylor" <ardentaylor007@yahoo.com>
Date: Monday, December 1, 2008, 9:54 AM

Arden i i understand why you called and are upset,
i will take care of this, clay will get the key and remote he lost
and me and Roy will handle the car purchase transaction for you.


I want you to know that i'm on it and it will be handled right away.




GREG BOURGEOISgregbourgeois@mac.com[protected]SUBARU NEW ORLEANS

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5 charged in alleged car scam
By Christian Berthelsen
December 28, 2007 in print edition B-3

Five Orange County men have been charged in a $1.1-million scam in which they allegedly sold foreign luxury cars on consignment but did not pay the vehicles’ owners in at least 15 cases, authorities said Thursday.

The case developed after several owners complained to police in July and August that they had sold their cars through the dealership, Harbor Motors in Costa Mesa, but had not been paid or received checks that bounced. Costa Mesa police launched an investigation and the dealership immediately closed.

Most of the vehicles were BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes and Porsches. The price of the cars ranged from $30, 000 to $60, 000, with the total combined value reaching at least $1.1 million, said Sgt. Frank Rudisill of the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Finance companies, lien holders and buyers of the cars were also victims, authorities said, because title transfers were not handled properly and the vehicles could not be registered. In some cases, owners had not been paid nearly a year after the car had been sold.

“They would take a car in on consignment, sell it and play games with you for as long as they could, ” Rudisill said. “Everything came to a head when the victims would no longer play games.”

The Orange County district attorney’s office issued warrants for the five men Monday; two turned themselves in Wednesday, two more surrendered Thursday, and the fifth told police he would surrender next week.

Dan Dutcher, a lawyer for Ricardo Fuentes, 41, of Fullerton – considered by authorities to be a key figure in the case – said his client was as much a victim of the co-defendants as any of the car owners because he put up $100, 000 in seed money for the business and signed checks but was unaware of any problems. After Fuentes discovered them, he worked with police and the victims to set things straight, Dutcher said.

“When he did find out about this, he did everything he could to try to make it right, ” Dutcher said. “The bottom line is that he had nothing to do with the operations of the business.”

A lawyer for the second defendant regarded as a principal in the organization – Manh “Guy” Dac Hua, 35, of Westminster – declined to comment, saying he had not yet seen the court papers. The other three defendants were identified by police as David Emmott, 67, of Yorba Linda; Jalal Jalali, 60, of Irvine; and Patrick McConnell, 63, of Laguna Hills.

None of those three suspects nor their attorneys could be reached for comment.

Police said the car owners were contacted by Harbor Motors after they placed advertisements to sell their vehicles in the Auto Trader or local newspapers, and encouraged to sell through Harbor for a $200 fee. In many cases, the sellers were told Harbor had already found a buyer for the car.

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