There is a very Orange County scandal brewing. It involves a Lamborghini dealer -- said to be the biggest in the United States -- that mysteriously closed last year. Now, there are claims in court that the dealer was involved in a giant fraud, according to the O.C. Register:
Lamborghini Orange County, formerly the world’s largest dealer of the Italian luxury vehicles that sell from upwards of $200,000 apiece, closed in November without explanation. Now court documents indicate what happened. The owners of Lamborghini Orange County in Santa Ana committed “outright theft” of approximately $12 million by selling its fleet of exotic sports cars at deep discounts and failing to pay their creditor, according to a lawsuit filed by Volkswagen Credit Inc. in Orange County Superior Court. The lawsuit says the owners of the Orange County dealership and its affiliate in Calabasas unloaded 54 cars in eight days –- accounting for 8 percent of all the Lamborghinis sold in the United States during all of 2008.