With three tanker vans delivering diesel throughout the area, South River Gasoline appeared like a professional operation.
However investigators say the Medley firm, whereas registered with the state, had no licenses to promote or ship gasoline — and the logos have been only a entrance for an unlawful operation to purchase and promote diesel as a part of South Florida’s thriving black marketplace for gasoline.
Prosecutors on Tuesday introduced legal expenses towards the corporate’s house owners, who’re accused of buying the gasoline from truck drivers who used stolen credit score-card numbers to purchase diesel from fuel stations throughout South Florida.
It’s believed to be probably the most expansive case introduced towards unlawful gasoline sellers — and consumers — who’ve helped make underground diesel gross sales a profitable underground commerce in South Florida. In all, state prosecutors on Tuesday charged eleven individuals, most of them drivers.
South River is believed to have bought gasoline, at cheaper charges, to rental-automotive corporations, tow-truck yards, truckers and even…