Another indicted in nationwide fraudulent car buyer paper tag scheme

US Attorney’s Office – Southern District of Texas, June 1, 2022

HOUSTON – More charges have been filed in the fraudulent paper license plate scheme involving fake car dealerships who issued more than 700,000 illegitimate paper tags, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer Lowery.

Law enforcement arrested Daniel Rocky Christine-Tani, 33, Sugar Land, today. He is expected to make his initial appearance at 10 a.m. tomorrow before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sam Sheldon.

A federal grand jury in Houston returned the 22-count superseding indictment May 11 charging Christine-Tani aka Daniel Rocky Christine-Tahi, Ruben Gonzalez, Rocky Keys and Daniel Christine with conspiracy and various counts of wire fraud. The indictment also adds more charges against known fugitive Emmanuel Padilla Reyes aka Christian Hernandez Bonilla or Noel Rivera, 32, last known of Houston. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the FBI at 713-693-5000.

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