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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle. Authorities announced Tuesday that 39-year-old Andy Lee House of Lufkin has pleaded guilty to wire fraud. They say he purchased a Bugatti Veyron and had it insured for $2.2 million. The elegant vehicle is considered one of the fastest in the world. Authorities say House initially claimed in November 2009 that he was reaching for his cell phone when the vehicle swerved into water near Galveston. The salt water flooded the engine, ruining the Bugatti.

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"Authorities say House initially claimed in November 2009 that he was reaching for his cell phone when the vehicle swerved into water near Galveston. The salt water flooded the engine, ruining the Bugatti."

Wasn't this guy originally saying birds distracted him or something like that?

#1 | Posted by soulfly at 2014-08-26 07:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

He deliberately ruined a Bugatti Veyron?

Now there is a guy who deserves to be shot 10 times.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-27 05:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't see the purpose in laying out all that $$$ for a super fast car unless you're a professional race car driver. You can't drive it on the streets at a high rate of speed unless you want flashing red lights in your rear view mirror. Or is it just an ego trip for the owner to be able to say he has one in his garage?

#3 | Posted by CalifChris at 2014-08-28 10:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

Should have just claimed "affluenza".

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2014-08-28 10:33 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

You really do not need to own a car that will run faster than you feel good about. I've had my old Taurus out at almost 100, but it is chipped for 105.

#5 | Posted by john47 at 2014-08-28 11:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

He destroyed a Bugatti? The horror! The horror!

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-08-28 11:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

Ever been to Lufkin? There are no roads which would allow one to drive more than about 80, and this car is worth most of the county...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2014-08-28 12:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

You really do not need to own a car that will run faster than you feel good about.

There you liberals go, telling a free citizen what they "need"..

Am I free if you are dictating what I "need"?

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2014-08-29 02:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

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