Former Albert Lea car dealer charged with 68 new car sale misdemeanors

(ABC 6 News) – A former Albert Lea used car dealer with a history of fraud and prostitution faces 68 new misdemeanor charges relating to the transfer and registration of car titles, as well as sales made after his dealership license was revoked.

According to court documents, Timothy Brian Mann, who is still listed as the owner of Mann Motors on LinkedIn, was operating his business without a license in February 2022.

Further investigation by law enforcement indicated that Mann also failed to transfer car titles to buyers within 10 days, and alert the Minnesota Department of Public Safety that the cars had new owners, as he was required to do.

Mann was convicted of prostitution and criminal sexual conduct in 2020, after attempting to solicit sex from women in exchange for late payments and other products.

In 2021, he was accused of tax evasion and fraud for understating sales tax on sold vehicles.

And in 2022, aside from the 68 misdemeanor charges, Mann faces charges of operating without a used vehicle dealership license and misdemeanor charges related to applying for the license.

On Oct. 24, Mann’s attorney informed Freeborn County Court that Man had moved to Clarksville, Tennessee.