Seventeen Police Officers Arrested in Kickback Scheme

Seventeen police officers and the owners of the Majestic Auto Repair Shop have been arrested in an extortion scheme involving thousands of dollars of kickbacks from towing cases.

The officers are accused of illegally steering car accident victims to the Majestic Auto Repair shop for kickbacks. The federal complaint below details how victims were directed to the shop for towing and repairs with officers received $300 per vehicle, which seems a sizable amount that was presumably passed on to the victims through inflated costs. One officer reportedly made top salesman with a take of $14,000 over two years.

Here is the list of accused officers:

Hernan Alexis Moreno Mejia (Moreno), age 30, of Rosedale; Moreno’s brother, Edwin Javier Mejia, age 27, of Middle River; Eddy Arias, age 39, of Catonsville; Eric Ivan Ayala Olivera, age 35, of Edgewood; Rodney Cintron, age 31, of Middle River; Jhonn S. Corona, age 32, of Rosedale; Michael Lee Cross, age 28, of Reisterstown; Jerry Edward Diggs, Jr., age 24, of Baltimore; Rafael Concepcion Feliciano Jr., age 30, of Baltimore; Jaime Luis Lugo Rivera, age 35, of Aberdeen; Kelvin Quade Manrich, age 41, of Gwynn Oak; Luis Nunez, age 33, of Baltimore; Samuel Ocasio, age 35, of Edgewood; David Reeping, age 41, of Baltimore; Jermaine Rice, age 28, of Owings Mills; Leonel Rodriguez Torres, age 31, of Edgewood; Marcos Fernando Urena, age 33, of Baltimore; Osvaldo Valentine, age 38, of Edgewood; and Henry Yambo, age 28, of Reisterstown.

Here is the majesticcomplaintaffidavit

Source: CBS

56 thoughts on “Seventeen Police Officers Arrested in Kickback Scheme”

  1. RE: Buddha Is Laughing, February 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Then you simply mistake contentment with perfection.

    #########################

    Or not.

    I find your expressed view of me, my life, and my work to be perfectly wrong in every significant detail that I have yet been able to identify, and I am hardly content with that, though I neither expect nor do not expect you to do as you have been and are doing.

    In the manner of dynamic equilibrium I am always perfectly at peace with any degree of discontentment which enters into my life and am so for however long any discontentment lingers.

    It is becoming my wonderment as to whether you have in your life one thing which I absolutely and totally lack. This one thing is sometimes called, “theory of mind,” and is supposedly how one person can know another person’s intentions without having been directly told by said another person.

    In my world, “theory of mind” is of coercive intimidation.

    I continue to as-accurately-as-words-allow that I am not like you because I live in an actual world apparently as yet veritably unknown to you.

    BiL, I find your expressed views to match terribly my understanding of the views of those who have most terribly abused me, and you seem no less pathologially indiffferent to the horrid damage the views I find you expressing do in the lives of people who do not crush others to death on their way to the top tier of society, and who do not crush others to death because folks who, methinks, believe much as you do crushed them to death on their way up the ladder of failure masquerading as success, or whatever…

  2. i’m sure these officers will get a stern talking to. maybe even a letter in their personnel file.

  3. Kay,

    With your experience does that surprise you? I know some that regularly used the seized evidence for personal use….. But then again….Some used it for controlled buys…. How can you tell which is which?

  4. That I was philosophizing.

    I have a dreadful aversion to hemlock.

    I would like some Ouzo, dolmades and some bread with a plate of olive oil and sea urchin though.

    That would be awesome.

  5. bUDDHA IS LAUGHING:

    “Dont tell the Greeks”

    Dont tell us what you hunk of big green man?

  6. Be that as it may, you put together a fine grouping with laser precision. Ironic that I posted the Brian Adams video only to be cut like a knife. After another terrific day I think I will go read it again. 🙂

  7. RE: Buddha Is Laughing, February 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    To expect perfection is to live in perpetual disappointment.

    ####################################

    I do not ask anyone to believe as I believe and I do not allow any one to command me to believe as anyone else believes as and when I observe a belief of another person to constitute an intense violation of my conscience, were I to accept such belief.

    However, I always experience my life as perfectly perfect and I never encounter more than fleetingly transient disappointment as a call for my learning further of my response abilities.

    There is not even a fraction of an instant of my life which I would actually want to be different than it has been, different than it is, or different than it will be, and this is true without the slightest trace of possible exception.

    Because I actually live, and have always lived, a life which I find your writings appear to me to define as impossible, and because my life is possible because I am living it, something must be amiss about your model of what is possible.

    I continue sending to you messages to the effect that the world you describe is a world in which I have never lived and which, to the best of my practicable ability to discern, can never live, why is it that I allow you to live in your world as you experience it, and yet you write s though to demand of me that I believe as you apparently do, that I do not live as I know and understand I actually live.

    Perhaps your life has not given you the opportunity to yet see, recognize and understand the world in which I really live, yet the world you describe, as I am able to understand your descriptions, is within the world I see, recognize and understand, which I do by living in the world in which I live.

    While your world is within the world wherein I live, it is given to me to understand that, on the day I actually enter that portion of the world in which I live which is apparently what you believe to be the whole world, on the day I become with you in the world in which you believe, on that very day, it is given to me to understand that I will surely die.

    Being profoundly pro-life, joining with you where you are, I find I shall never do.

    What is it that seemingly rules out your accepting me and my work, while I fully accept you and your work, your work being in many ways the important work of learning of that which is wisely, once understood sufficiently, avoided?

  8. raff,

    Don’t tell the Greeks.

    I saw what they did to Socrates and I ain’t a drinkin’ nuthin’. 😉

  9. Hummmmmm!!!

    “According to the Princetonian, Daniels was arrested after police officers discovered enough marijuana to fill two large shoe boxes in the dorm room he shared with two other individuals. Officers also found LSD and prescription drugs in the room.”

    A comment:

    “wooper 28 minutes ago (12:31 PM)
    181 Fans
    He must have had a good lawyer. There are many people who have spent a long time in jail for possession of less than that.”

    WHO??:

    ndiana Gov. Mitch Daniels not only smoked pot, he inhaled.

    But the potential Republican presidential candidate said he learned a valuable lesson when, while a student at Princeton University in 1970, he was arrested and convicted for possession of marijuana – a crime that carried a $350 fine.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/24/mitch-daniels-talks-past-_n_827577.html

  10. “Perfection is an imaginary state of quality distinguished from the actual by an element known as excellence” is a very clear statement. Perfection is a subjective and shifting quantity subject to the inherent physical imperfections of humanity; what is perfection for the normal person will not be perfection for the psychotic person and both would differ from any form of objective perfection as objective perfection is the realm of divine and/or magical beings. Nothing mortal is perfect. Every being in the universe is mortal, limited by the age of the universe if nothing else, ergo the natural state for humans – as mortal beings – is imperfection. Since their natural state is imperfection, the natural state of their systems is imperfection. This is not to say perfection is not an appropriate aspirational goal. To seek perfection results in system improvements. To expect perfection is to live in perpetual disappointment.

  11. In a world as though defined by imperfection, every possible definition, and every possible experience, of actual perfection is as though predestined to be perfectly imperfect.

    What is a perfect definition of “perfect”?

    Absent a perfect definition of “perfect,” by what is imperfection to be known or understood save by imperfection itself?

    To claim a perfect definition of imperfection within a world only imperfect is a logical driooprweafnhjgpeiormsdruiawerw4rweio?

    Life is for the living.

    The dead are imperfectly able to take care of themselves.

  12. Sir Lawrence,

    That was not stated…. However, kickbacks seem to be the rule for officers to direct tow calls…. Thats why a number of municipalities have rotational responders…. You tell me who does the most of the work on the repairs and who owns the shop …. and I’ll state who makes the kickbacks…. I had a client that owned a Transmission shop…. I am sure they are immune….

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