For Immediate Release
|May 04, 2016||
Micheal Stokes, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Missouri (816) 512-1996;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals High-end Vehicle Auction
Nets Over $1.4 million
Vehicles included two BMW M-series, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Ford GT,
Mosler MT900S, McLaren 12C and 11 Ducati Motorcycles
Kansas City, MO – The U.S.
Marshals held a live and Web simulcast vehicle auction at the KCI Auto
Auction in Kansas City, Missouri last Thursday. The auction included
over 20 high-end cars and motorcycles from one man’s private collection.
Over 700 bidders from 30 states competed with one another for a chance
to own one of these exotic and pristine vehicles, many of which had
barely been driven.
The sale followed a February federal court forfeiture order related to the criminal case against Thomas Hauk in the Western District of Missouri. Hauk pleaded guilty to a $4 million embezzlement scheme on December 22, 2015. Hauk’s case is currently in the sentencing phase.
Hauk’s three private garage condo units where the collection was discovered in Martin City were also seized and ordered sold by the court. They are listed for sale with Re/Max Associates and the listings can be viewed here. Contact Mary Froese (785-969-3447) or Melody Tener (913-422-7119) for more details.
Additional information on the Hauk court case: http://go.usa.gov/cugeD
The Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program is a key component of the federal government’s law enforcement efforts to combat major criminal activity by disrupting and dismantling illegal enterprises, depriving criminals of the proceeds of illegal activity, deterring crime and restoring property to victims. The U.S. Marshals Service plays a critical role in identifying and evaluating assets that represent the proceeds of crime as well as efficiently managing and selling assets seized and forfeited by DOJ. Proceeds generated from asset sales are used to operate the program, compensate victims and support various law enforcement efforts.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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