Report: Trucking company president arrested for fuel fraud

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Federal authorities reportedly arrested the president of a Miami-based trucking company and six employees on charges they diverted more than 8,000 gallons of gasoline that should have been delivered to customers.

According to a criminal complaint, between April and October, employees of Genesis Petroleum Inc. repeatedly pumped fuel into tanks concealed inside an unmarked shipping container, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Investigators told the newspaper they observed company employees using the gas tanks stored near Port Everglades to fuel Genesis trucks, and company and private vehicles.

Those arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 1, according to the Sun-Sentinel, were Genesis President Ricardo Aristides Mejia, 45, of North Miami; Ricardo Isai Mejia, 18, of North Miami; Roberto Muniz, 37, of Deerfield Beach; Yoel Betancourt, 36, of Miami; Alberto Alvarez, 37, of Hialeah; Leonel SanMartin, 42, of Miami Lakes; and Noel Delgado-Hernandez, 35, of Miami.