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When the FBI managed to track down a stolen top-of-the-range Ferrari in 2008, its owner was understandably delighted.
But relief turned to red rage after one of the officers looking after the vehicle before its return took it out for a spin in Kentucky, lost control and smashed it into a hedge.
Now the owner is suing the U.S. Justice Department, driven to court after it refused to pay the $750,000 in damages to the wrecked sports car.
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The Southfield, Michigan-based company filed a lawsuit in March, which will be heard in June, after the Justice Department refused to pay.
Motors Insurance has also filed a lawsuit to try to get hold of records about the incident through the federal Freedom of Information Act.
The Justice Department recently responded to the lawsuit by saying it is not liable for certain goods when they're in the hands of law enforcement.
The government also has refused to release most documents related to the crash, saying most records are exempt.
'We don't really know what happened. We've asked for a lot of information,' Motors Insurance attorney Richard Kraus said.
Originally posted by azbowhunter
This reminds me of an issue that happened to a friend of mine a few years ago.
He had the most bad*** '76 Stingray on the planet. He had dumped GOBS of money into this car as it was intended to be a showcar.
Originally posted by MachiventaMelchizedek
WHAT HAPPENED TO SETTING THE EXAMPLE? sorry, i say if big banks can go bankrupt and be bailed out why cant i, but yesterday i got a letter in the mail for 40.00 bill from electric from 5 years ago saying i havnt payed and they can call cops and have me locked up bla bla bla.
if they can take someones car after finding it stolen and drive it around , well what makes them any different from the ones who stole it? And to wreck it probally ment the where speeding (crime) and wrecked it....then refused to pay for it.
So by their example i can now go steal cars and wreck them and say forget you to the owner.
i hate cops
The Justice Department recently responded to the lawsuit by saying it is not liable for certain goods when they're in the hands of law enforcement. The government also has refused to release most documents related to the crash, saying most records are exempt.