Two adult men accused of running a chop store and a marijuana-rising procedure in Detroit have been charged, according to officers and court records.
Fadi Abi-Fakhreddine, 58, of Ypsilanti and Calvin Lamont Pickett Jr., 43, of Bloomfield Hills were both equally arraigned on charges Thursday in 36th District Court in Detroit.
Every were being billed with a rely of conducting a criminal enterprise, 12 counts of intent to pass a fake auto title and 12 counts of acquiring and concealing stolen assets. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Workplace billed the adult men with the crimes on Wednesday.
They every single stood mute and a magistrate entered a not guilty plea. A magistrate set bond for every single at $30,000. The court docket also scheduled their up coming courtroom day, a possible result in conference, for March 29. A preliminary examination was scheduled for April 5.
If convicted, they each experience up to 20 decades in jail for conducting a prison company, 10 yrs for every rely of intent to move a false title and up to 5 several years for every count of getting and concealing stolen house.
Law enforcement stated on March 3 that they arrested Abi-Fakhreddine and Pickett when they executed a look for warrant the former day at the auto sections retailer they own near Schaefer and Joy.
Their arrests stem from a Nov. 25, 2019, report of a auto stolen from a home in the 13800 block of Mecca in the vicinity of Plymouth Street and Schaefer Freeway on Detroit’s west side. An investigation led police to their store. During the raid, officers found fraudulent paperwork indicating the organization was staying utilised to scrap stolen vehicles.