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Owner of Chicago yard faces new charges

Keywords: Tags  scrapyard, scrap, shredder, Gonzalez Auto Parts, Sergio Quintero, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — The owner of a Chicago scrapyard where eight stolen school buses were found shredded has been slapped with a host of new charges.

Sergio Quintero has pleaded not guilty to 58 charges that include unlawful possession of vehicles, possession of stolen vehicles, receiving possession of stolen vehicles, criminal damage and theft, according to a spokeswoman at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Quintero, who couldn’t be reached for comment, was charged May 3 and released from the Cook County Criminal Court, the spokeswoman added.

The charges follow a March incident in which eight stolen school buses were found shredded at Chicago-based Gonzalez Auto Parts Inc., owned by Quintero (, March 11).

Quintero was already facing unrelated charges of possession of title or registration without assignment, a felony, according to the Chicago Police Department. These charges were filed shortly after the incident.

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