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Two Southern California men charged in odometer-rollback scheme
Two Southern California men charged in odometer-rollback scheme

A Woodland Hills car salesman and another man were charged with rolling back vehicle odometers in a scheme in which people paid up to $400 to avoid penalties for exceeding mileage limits on leases or to increase auto trade-in values, the Justice Department said Friday. Jeffrey Levy, 62, a former salesman at Galpin Ford in North Hills, and Shamai Salpeter, 64, also of Woodland Hills, face up to three years in prison and as much as $1 million each in fines if convicted of a federal law prohibiting the altering of odometer readings. Both men were charged with conspiracy to commit odometer tampering. While working at the dealership, Levy referred customers, including some friends, to...

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