The U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, has affirmed a trial court’s conviction of Randy Lee of Lee’s RVs in Wyoming for his participation in a scheme to defraud used truck buyers.
A jury found Lee guilty of conspiracy, odometer tampering and securities fraud. In his appeal, Complete Kundalini Lee claimed that insufficient evidence supports his convictions, that the district court erred in admitting evidence of prior bad acts and that the district court improperly accepted an ambiguous verdict, according to court documents.
The government indicted Lee and his brother-in-law, Jay Lee, for scheming to defraud used car buyers from 2002 to 2006. According to the indictment, the pair purchased high mileage used trucks on behalf of their family’s used car dealership, Lee’s RV’s. The pair then rolled back the trucks’ odometers, submitted false documents to the Wyoming Department of Motor Vehicles to secure new title documents reflecting the new (false) mileage readings, and then sold the trucks to unsuspecting buyers at prices inflated by their (the Lees’) illegal acts.