- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Two Norfolk men face charges of operating a classic car scam.

Anthony Newton and Shaquana Taylor are charged with 10 felonies, including wire fraud and illegally structuring transactions to evade reporting requirement. Court records show Newton and Taylor pleaded not guilty to the charges on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.

A federal indictment says Newton and Taylor post advertisements on Craigslist offering to sell classic cars that needed restoration. The indictment says the pair never intended to deliver any vehicles to buyers.

According to the indictment, Newton and Taylor used multiple cell phones and email accounts to communicate with interested buyers.

The Virginian-Pilot (https://bit.ly/1KQUrLd ) reports that attorneys for Newton and Taylor declined to comment on the charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Haynie also declined to comment.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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