Operating a Chop Shop

To prove that the defendant is guilty of this crime, the People
must prove that:
1. The defendant knew that (he/she) (owned/ [or] operated) a
chop shop;
1. The defendant intentionally (owned/ [or] operated) the
chop shop.
A chop shop is a building, lot, or other place where:
1. A person alters, destroys, takes apart, reassembles, or
stores a motor vehicle or motor vehicle part;
2. That person knows that the vehicle or part has been
obtained by theft, fraud, or conspiracy to defraud;
3. That person knows that the vehicle or part was obtained
in order to either:
a. Sell or dispose of the vehicle or part;
b. Alter, counterfeit, deface, destroy, disguise, falsify,
forge, obliterate, or remove the identity, including an
identification number, of the vehicle or part, in order
to misrepresent its identity or prevent its