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James Yao Kuo and Jessie Anthony Carrillo are former California Highway Patrol officers who have been charged with accepting $35,000 in bribes in exchange for falsifying records for exotic cars, authorities said.
According to the California Attorney General’s Office, both pleaded not guilty Monday during their arraignment in Los Angeles County Superior Court on one count each of conspiracy and three counts of accepting a bribe.
His age is unclear.
James Yao Kuo Charged With Bribery
Kuo’s attorney, Daniel V. Nixon, said his client denies any wrongdoing.
“He flatly rejects the allegations made against him in the charge and we expect to vigorously defend the case in court in the weeks ahead,” Nixon said in an email.
Carrillo’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The charges were filed on Jan. 19 by the state’s Department of Justice, and the former officers surrendered to authorities six days later. It was also not immediately clear how long they had worked for the CHP and where they had been stationed.
Carrillo and Kuo conspired to alter documents intended for Carfax and the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles for two so-called “gray market” vehicles in 2016 and 2017, authorities said.
Such vehicles are imported into the U.S.and are often illegal to
According to court documents, authorities did not uncover the scheme until 2019, when Kuo’s former girlfriend told the CHP that the two officers had been accepting money to submit false paperwork to the DMV.
The CHP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.