Feds To Auction Off Batmobile, Ecto-1 Replicas Belonging to Convicted Medicaid Scammer
You can bid on several cult classic movie car replicas from the 1980s previously owned by a former rehab center owner now doing federal time.
In January, Ryan P. Sheridan, the former owner of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Ohio, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison for health care fraud conspiracy. As these serial scammers often do, he also had quite the car collection. Now, the U.S. government is auctioning off Sheridan’s forfeited property and proceeds, which include three movie car replicas: a Back to the Future DeLorean, a Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Cadillac, and a Tim Burton-era Batmobile.
According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Sheridan was the sole owner of Braking Point Recovery Center, which operated drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Austintown and Whitewall, Ohio. Braking Point submitted approximately 134,744 claims to Medicaid between May 2015 and October 2017 for more than $48.5 million in services that were not required, not provided, or lacked proper documentation.
Sheridan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, seven counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to distribute Suboxone, twenty-two counts of use of another’s registration number of another to obtain controlled substances, one count of operating a drug premises, and twenty-eight counts of money laundering.
So Sheridan's not a nice guy, in other words. But his loss can be your gain, if you want to bid on some of his famous movie car tributes.
The Time Machine replica is based on a 1981 DMC-12 Delorean. The Ghostbusters Ecto-1 was once a 1959 Cadillac Series 75 hearse, and underneath the 1989 Batmobile suit is a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott of the Northern District of Ohio stated, “These three flashy cars are an example of the ill-gotten gains obtained with the tens of millions of dollars that Ryan Sheridan stole from Medicare, and therefore American taxpayers.”
The auction is scheduled for August 1st, hosted by Skipco Auto Auction, in Canal Fulton, Ohio. Skipco will also simulcast the auction online, participants can register with Skipco to obtain an access code by July 31st.
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