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Two Broward County men arrested by FDLE agents on charges of grand theft, organized scheme to defraud

1/30/2009
 
Florida Department of Law Enforcement special agents have arrested two Broward County men on charges they allegedly defrauded their employer out of nearly $200,000.

Daniel Cox, 29, of Fort Lauderdale, and Gary Gonzalez, 32, also of Fort Lauderdale, were arrested Jan. 29 and each was charged with grand theft and organized scheme to defraud. If convicted of the first-degree felonies, both men could face up to 60 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

According to FDLE investigators, the men bought vehicles for themselves, friends and other family members through SADISCO, which is a wholesale auto auction house. However, instead of paying for the vehicles, they are accused of financing the automobiles through ADC, which is a SADISCO affiliate that was created to provide short-term floor loans for registered dealers.

Special agents said the financing allegedly took place under the names of various registered dealers. This took place without the knowledge of the dealers, the owners of ADC and SADISCO.

FDLE investigators said that Gonzalez, who is an attorney, at one time represented ADC and SADISCO in drafting their dealer contracts. Cox was the manager of a SADISCO facility in Miami.

The case was investigated by FDLE agents and will be prosecuted by the Attorney General Bill McCollum’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.

For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith or Kristen Perezluha
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001