Local businessman charged with smuggling cars out of U.S., pleads not guilty

PROVIDENCE – A local business owner was indicted on charges that he filed false export information to the U.S. Department of Commerce to smuggle 19 vehicles from the U.S. to Lebanon, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Carlos Fakhri, of Fall River, who operates D’Agostinos Auto Sale and Salvage Inc. in North Providence, among…

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