TAI files lawsuit over catalytic converters

Jul 22, 2013 | 01:42 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  catalytic converters, Toyota Tsusho America, Sino Scrap, Autocats, Scott Vollero, Dennis McElroy, Arthur Simpson, John R. Mion Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

PITTSBURGH — Toyota Tsusho America Inc. (TAI) is suing a California company and a number of managers for allegedly importing counterfeit catalytic converters from China and reselling them in the U.S. market as real ones.

Georgetown, Ky.-based TAI filed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (Rico) Act lawsuit against Anaheim, Calif.-based Sino Scrap Inc. and its president, Scott Vollero, who also served as president of Autocats Inc. Others named in the suit are Autocats plant manager Dennis McElroy, controller Arthur Simpson and the company’s Asian manager, John R.....





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