KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Attorney General's office issued a preliminary injunction against Clark's Automotive in Kansas City on Tuesday, effectively shutting down the business, which the AG said was knowingly selling stolen cars.
Attorney General Chris Koster filed suit against business owners Amando and Alfredo Navarro on April 2. The injunction will prevent their company from buying, selling or advertising motor vehicles within Missouri.
Koster's office is also seeking restitution for victims whose stolen cars might have been sold by Clark's, located at 4800 E. 12th Street in Kansas City.
"Automobiles are among the most expensive purchases for any consumer," Koster said in a statement announcing the injunction. "My office stands ready to protect Missourians from fraudulent dealers selling stolen vehicles."
Indeed, in recent months, Koster has filed suit against several businesses for selling cars without titles.
Kansas City Police referred all questions to the Jackson County Prosecutor's office, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.