Attorney General announces indictment of Denver man suspected of defrauding prospective car sellers, buyers

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that prosecutors for the state have obtained an indictment for William Paul Buckley (DOB: 5/10/1984) of Denver for his role in stealing vehicles and money from consumers that he contacted through his Englewood-based business, The Lease Brokers.

According to the four-count indictment, Buckley agreed to assume the responsibility for making payments on 12 vehicles he and his company would market to prospective buyers. Buckley is suspected of taking possession of the vehicles and failing to make more than a handful of payments. During that time, Buckley also is suspected of selling some of the vehicles to buyers but never delivering to them the title — and, in some cases, never delivering a vehicle. Buckley is suspected of abandoning and loaning out but never returning the vehicles he did not sell. Buckley made contact with many of his victims through Craigslist and eBay.

Buckley is believed to have fled the country. There is a warrant out for his arrest.

Buckley could face up to 12 years in prison and up to $750,000 in fines on each of the four class-three felonies he faces.

The Office of the Attorney General worked in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Revenue, the Englewood Police Department, the Lafayette Police Department, and the Thornton Police Department to investigate the case and secure the indictment. The Office of the Attorney General will prosecute Buckley in Arapahoe County District Court.


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