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More indictments pile up against antique car dealer

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

August 22. 2017 10:05PM
Stephan Condodemetraky, president of Dusty Old Cars in Derry, sits behind the wheel of a 1967 770 Amphicar, which can travel on land and water. (FILE)

NASHUA — A Hillsborough County grand jury has indicted the owner of an antique car dealership that was taken over by a trustee appointed by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on seven new felony counts.

The new felony counts are in addition to the 20 charges Stephan C. Condodemetraky, of 2 Dorothy’s Way, Bedford, and owner of Dusty Old Cars in Nashua, was indicted on by a Merrimack County Superior Court grand jury last May. Those charges included one count of tampering with witnesses and informants; nine counts of forgery; and 10 charges of title application fraud.

Copies of the seven new indictments, provided Tuesday to the New Hampshire Union Leader by Hillsborough County Superior Court-South assistant Darcy Holt, charge Condodemetraky with theft by misapplication of property for failing to pay seven people the net proceeds from the consignment sales of their vehicles. In each case, the victim was owed in excess of $1,500.

The seven felony charges each carry potential sentences of seven and a half to 15 years in prison.

The witness tampering charge Condodemetraky was indicted on last May alleges he attempted to induce or cause Christopher Haes to testify falsely to the grand jury.

The forgery and title application fraud counts allege he forged nine motor vehicle purchase contracts in the name of Brad West and presented them to the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles to obtain titles to West’s cars.

He allegedly claimed in applications for certificates of titles for the vehicles that his company, Aftokinito Properties Inc., had bought them from West when it hadn’t.

The cars included a 1960 Cadillac Sedan Deville, a 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado, a 1967 Cadillac Sedan de Ville, a 1959 Jaguar Mark IX, a 1959 Lincoln Mark IV, a 1984 GMC Sierra, a 1991 Jaguar XJS and a 1987 Jaguar XJS V-12.

The 10th title application fraud count pertains to another car owned by West, a 1992 Jaguar XJS-V-12.

West consigned all the cars for sale with Dusty Old Cars of 27 Airport Road, Nashua, on Feb. 25, 2013.

Condodemetraky filed for bankruptcy in February amid a New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office investigation into allegations of fraud. Customers complained he sold their cars and either they never received payment or they received thousands of dollars less after being charged for expensive repairs Condodemetraky said he made to the vehicles.

Others alleged at a March creditors meeting in Manchester that Condodemetraky had forged their names on documents to get titles to their cars. They said he was able to do that because New Hampshire does not require titles for vehicles older than 25 years.

Condodemetraky could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

pfeely@unionleader.com


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