Muscle cars: Illegal 'Fast and Furious' importer to plead guilty
Muscle cars importer brought in $450,000 worth of Nissan Skylines and other Japanese cars made famous in the 'Fast and Furious' movie and sold them illegally.
SANTA ANA, Calif.
Prosecutors say a former Orange County sheriff's deputy is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge involving the illegal importation of Japanese muscle cars made famous by "The Fast and the Furious" movies and selling them to enthusiasts and collectors.Skip to next paragraph
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Authorities said Monday that Daryl Alison has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of removing the markings from an imported vehicle.
According to court documents, Alison's former company, Kaizo Industries, imported disassembled Nissan Skylines and other Japanese right-hand drive cars into California and sold them, though they did not comply with U.S. environmental and safety regulations.
Kaizo Industries also agreed to plead to a felony charge of failing to filed the required paperwork on the imported vehicles worth an estimated $450,000.