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Q: I purchased a car and after the fact find out that the car had been wrecked airbags deployed/masked* odometer tampered!

The person who purchased the car from an auction kept it for a year then sold it to a 25 year old kid which kept it for a year and then sold it to the person that I bought it from which had no clue the car had even been damaged. what could the person who is responsible for all of us wasting our money on a car that was falsely advertised and sold be held liable for all this money that everybody has wasted on and tricked into buying. Since I found out the previous owners after the auction buyer are all very upset cuz it made them all out to look like liars on the cars condition!

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John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: Wow!

That is quite a story. Sorry to hear about it.

So there is so many actors in this mess that I can not imagine any prosecutor would bother with a prosecution. The one exception would be if this is part of a bigger scam by someone and this is just one example of that larger scam.

To answer your question, there seems to be criminal fraud and in the paperwork there is probably more fraud crimes including false documents submitted to a government agency ( Title and sale documents ).

I hope the car works out for you.

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