Vice President Has 11 Supercars Seized Because Corruption
8 November 2016 - Carbuzz
When daddy is a dictator life can be (we assume) pretty sweet. No one will mess with you, ever, and you don't really need any schooling or qualifications because daddy simply barks orders and things get done.
The problem here is that when it comes time to buy a fleet of supercars, you won't be clever enough to have all the "legal" paperwork in place, so when the cops come knocking all you can to is sit there and smile, which is basically what Equatorial Guinea's Vice President Teodorin Obiang Nguema did when over ten of his supercars were taken away.
The 47 year old was appointed VP by his father and president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema. You know he's badass when he's referred to as "The Boss" and described as a bloodthirsty dictator. Teodorin already had a Malibu mansion, a Gulfstream, yachts and cars seized in the U.S and now Swiss authorities have seized more toys after investigations into money laundering and misappropriation of funds. Eleven supercars were taken from the dictator in waiting, and from the list we can see that while he's properly dodgy, he at least has some great taste in cars. We're not talking normal supercars, he has (or had) some rather special models. Oddly he also spent millions on Michael Jackson memorabilia.
The batch of eleven cars seized is awesome. According to Univision, these included cheapies like an Aston Martin and a Mercedes-Maybach S600. Things step up with the Ferraris; a 599 GTB, F12 Berlinetta, Enzo and a LaFerrari. Sadly he only had one Porsche; a 918 Spyder, and also only one Bugatti Veyron and one Lamborghini; a Veneno (#7 of 9). The VP also said goodbye to a Koenigsegg One:1 and a McLaren P1. That's not really a collection you can keep quiet, or in this case, keep at all. The best bit is that while all these cars were seized from his properties, his lawyer denies that Teodorin is the owner. So he either has some amazing friends, or there's eleven supercars that have no owner. We'd love to know where the cars end up from here.