Ex-owner of Dusty Old Cars

Stephan Condodemetraky appeared in Rockingham County Superior Court Friday as he faces new charges and a trial Monday.

Correction: A previous version stated the incorrect date for Condodemetraky’s pending trial.

BRENTWOOD - The former owner of Dusty Old Cars pleaded not guilty to new charges Friday while a judge postponed a trial that was expected to begin Monday on other charges accusing him of swindling money through the now-defunct Nashua consignment car dealership.

Stephan Condodemetraky, 50, of Bedford, appeared in Rockingham County Superior Court and waived formal arraignment on two new counts of fraud in sales and purchases of securities and two counts of tampering with witnesses and informants.

The indictments were handed up by a Rockingham County grand jury in November. An indictment is not an indication of guilty; rather, it means a grand jury found enough evidence to bring the case to trial.

Condodemetraky faces more than three dozen charges in Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rockingham counties accusing him of sales fraud and other crimes related to the classic car business, which has filed for bankruptcy.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, which began investigating two years ago, more than 100 people have filed complaints about the business accused of misappropriating money owed to consignors.

He was expected to face trial Monday in Rockingham County on two charges of theft by deception, but Judge Andrew Schulman continued the trial to July. That case focuses on one charge accusing Condodemetraky of deceiving Peter Grube between October 2015 and March 2016 by giving a false impression that his 1967 Ford Galaxie sold for $12,100 when the sale price was actually $17,500.

The second charge alleges Condodemetraky also led Scott Livermore to believe that his 1969 Buick Electra sold for $14,000, but actually went for $19,000.

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