Businessman pleads guilty in theft of plastic crates
Farmington – A Michigan hauling company president has pleaded guilty to wire fraud after plastic crates valued at more than $2.9 million were sold to a recycling firm for about $460,000.
The Justice department says Thursday that Arshawn Hall’s RAMA Enterprise, Inc., was hired to transport auto parts in the crates and return the empty crates to a facility in Detroit.
The government says the crates were diverted elsewhere.
Hall, of Farmington, also pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Detroit to willfully failing to file a 2012 federal income tax return on behalf of RAMA Enterprise.
He is scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 29 and faces a maximum of 20 years in prison for wire fraud and one year for the tax charge.
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