Leonard Baldari Jr., 53, owner of Mystic Tank Lines Corporation, located in Astoria, and several related transportation and real estate corporations, and Michael D. Hiller, 54, treasurer of Mystic Oil, were charged in the first indictment.
The indictments allege that Baldari
and Hiller, beginning as early as 1990, and Solimine and Clare, beginning as early as 2000, stole heating oil by directing their truck drivers to hold back portions of oil from retail customers, who were fraudulently billed for a full delivery.
The indictments charge that Baldari
and Hiller received approximately $50 million from the sale of stolen heating oil, and Solimine and Clare received approximately $25 million.