Prosecutor’s office charges 2 accused of running Detroit auto chop shop

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office environment has billed two gentlemen accused of operating a chop store and a cannabis-growing operation in Detroit, officials said Wednesday.

Calvin Lamont Pickett Jr., 43, of Bloomfield Hills and Fadi Abi-Fakhreddine, 58, of Ypsilanti are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in 36th District Court in Detroit on the costs, they claimed.

A Detroit police photo from March 3, 2022, shows the inside of an auto parts store on Schaefer Highway where its two owners are accused of running a chop shop. Officials allege the men used fraudulent paperwork to cover up the crushing of stolen vehicles.

The prosecutor’s office environment reported it has billed each individual of the guys with a depend of conducting a criminal organization, 12 counts of intent to go a false car title and 12 counts of getting and concealing stolen residence.

If convicted, they each and every face up to 20 decades in jail for conducting a felony enterprise, 10 a long time for every single depend of intent to move a wrong title and up to 5 several years for each depend of receiving and concealing stolen house.