According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Hallman Chevrolet falsified loan documents as well as costume jewelry brought in by customers as collateral for purported down payments over a six-year period beginning in 2009. The dealer, David Hallman, accepted responsibility for the scheme and agreed to pay a $1.4 million fine and more than $737,000 in restitution to end federal prosecution.
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced that new-car dealerships in the Bronx and Westchester have agreed to end ‘fraudulent, deceptive, and illegal’ sales of a ‘bogus’ anti-theft product and offer restitution to at least 1,100 car buyers.
While the bill further strengthens dealer protections and updates others, several protections aimed at future services and opportunities for automakers to serve customers directly were stripped out of the bill prior to last Thursday’s unanimous vote by the California Legislature.
Manheim Texas Hobby has completed a three-part, two-year, $6 million-plus initiative designed to enhance sustainability and security for the Houston auction’s clients and community.
A new partnership between Jumpstart Automotive Media and iSeeCars was designed to promote a data-driven approach to car shopping.