Schnitzer unit files Rico suit vs. Calif. yard

Jul 23, 2014 | 04:36 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrapyard, Rico Act, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Pick-N-Pull Auto Dismantlers, Alco Iron & Metal, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. subsidiary is suing a California scrapyard for allegedly intentionally shorting the weight of its deliveries and violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (Rico) Act.

Pick-N-Pull Auto Dismantlers filed suit in U.S. District Court in California against San Leandro-based Alco Iron & Metal Co., as well as Emilio Zamora, a scrap buyer at the facility, and scale attendants Cesar Zamora and Ricardo Zamora, after a Pick-N-Pull employee discovered a weight discrepancy.....

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