US Marshals selling off Ecto-1, DeLorean and Batmobile bought by fraud who stole $48m

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The Ecto-mobile from Ghostbusters (Credit: Columbia Pictures)
The Ecto-mobile from Ghostbusters (Credit: Columbia Pictures)

The US Marshals service is selling off three iconic movie cars which were bought with the proceeds of a $48 million healthcare scam.

39-year-old Ryan Sheridan, the owner of a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Ohio, was jailed for defrauding millions of dollars from US government medical program Medicaid.

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He pleaded guilty to 60 counts of defrauding the state in January this year, and was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail.

With the proceeds of the fraud, Sheridan bought three replica cars from the movies Back To The Future, Ghostbuster and Batman.

The Ecto-mobile from Ghostbusters (Credit: US Marshals Service)
The Ecto-mobile from Ghostbusters (Credit: US Marshals Service)
The DeLorean from Back To The Future (Credit: US Marshals Service)
The DeLorean from Back To The Future (Credit: US Marshals Service)
The Batmobile from Batman (Credit: US Marshals Service)
The Batmobile from Batman (Credit: US Marshals Service)

Sheridan had a 1981 DeLorean, a 1959 Cadillac 'Ecto-mobile' and a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic converted into the Batmobile.

“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 Medicaid, and therefore American taxpayers,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott of the Northern District of Ohio.

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“The U.S. Marshals routinely sell vehicles, real estate and other assets in order to return proceeds to victims of federal crimes.”

The cars are set to be auctioned on 1 August being held in Canal Fulton, Ohio, and online.

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