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Back in 2009, Andy Lee House, one of the first people in the country to own a Bugatti Veyron, crashed the exotic supercar into a lake. Upon exiting the vehicle, House left the engine running, causing it to suck up the lake’s salty water and cause irreparable damage.
Following a series of investigations relating to the matter, House, 39, yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin. He is now facing up to 20 years in prison. A sentencing date is yet to be set.
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According to information presented in court, House bought the Veyron in October 2009 for $1 million and had it insured for $2.2 million. Just a month later House’s famous crash into the lake, Gulf Bay near La Marque, Texas, took place. The next day he called his insurance company to file the $2.2 million claim.
House told first responders that the crash happened because he swerved while reaching for his cell phone, ultimately causing him to end up into the lake. There have also been claims House said a low-flying pelican distracted him. Investigators determined that neither case happened after viewing video of the crash filmed from a passing vehicle that was posted to YouTube.
But the story doesn’t end there. It’s alleged that House first attempted to bribe someone to steal and wreck the car. It’s also alleged that House ran a salvage company specializing in repairing exotic cars, one of which was a Ferrari Enzo crashed in in 2007 by comedian Eddie Griffin and later kept by House.