According to court documents:
Richard Gerald “Jerry” Haney pleaded guilty to altering or removing a motor vehicle identification.
Haney was one of 14 arrested in 2009 after a state and federal investigation into the chop shops.
Others arrested include Haney’s son Richard Todd Haney, who taught automobile shop at Cedartown High School, three local law officers, a former Acworth policeman, a former Polk County commissioner, and several junkyard owners.
Haney pleaded not guilty to six counts in June including two counts of owning and operating a chop shop and four counts of trafficking motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, which he was charged with before the plea agreement.
He has been out of jail on his own recognizance since his arrest. U.S. District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy allowed Haney to remain out of jail until he is sentenced in February.