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The only reason Ferrari cares is now they are mad that they didnít get the $2.8 million.

This was their CEO. Not just some executive level or less employee making a quick buck. That some pretty high up shenanigans at the top of the food chain.
Did they not pay him enough? I imagine a Ferrari ceo making lot of money and getting a lot of benefits.
Maybe it was all those $10,000 Italian suits that forced him to try and earn some side money. They said it was done over a two year period. Thatís a pretty good side gig in my book.
The thing is the idiot got away with it. He just tried to hide it from the IRS. Jeez, hes Italian, doesnít he realize thatís how a lot of the Italian mobsters went down. Tax evasion, not criminal activities will get you every time.
Pay your taxes people
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In January, Bugatti announced that Bugatti of the Americas COO Maurizio Parlato had resigned for personal reasons. This week, we may have learned what one of those reasons was, as federal prosecutors announced that Parlato had pleaded guilty to two charges relating to a kickback scheme on supercar sales.

Parlato pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of failing to report a foreign bank or financial account and one count of filing a false tax return.

Authorities said that millions of dollars were involved.

“Today, the IRS told Mr. Parlato ‘not so fast’ when he failed to report almost $2.8 million on his tax returns for the kickbacks he received to misallocate the distribution of several supercars,” Jonathan D. Larsen, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office, said. “Mr. Parlato tried to hide the income by moving the funds around the world. Offshore tax evasion is a top priority for IRS - Criminal Investigation and, as was shown today, we are wholeheartedly committed to bringing these offenders to justice.”

Charging documents in the case don’t reveal the company involved, but Parlato was CEO of Ferrari North America starting in 2002; he left Ferrari for Lotus in January 2010.

The criminal information identifies only a “Company A,” a luxury sports carmaker based in Maranello, Italy, which sounds an awful lot like Ferrari. It also identifies a “Company B,” which the information says managed Company A’s distribution in the western hemisphere and is based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, where Parlato was CEO from October 2002 to December 2009. Again, that sounds an awful lot like Ferrari North America.

Further, the document says that Company A announced a new $1.4 million supercar in 2013 limited to 500 examples, but doesn’t name the car, though that sure sounds a lot like the LaFerrari.

The document also describes how the cars from Company A were supposed to be sold, which is a nice window into supercar sales world:

m. Company A sought to exercise some control over the aftermarket for the highly-prized Supercars, to prevent speculators from buying Supercars, instead of collectors, as Company A intended.

n. Accordingly, Company A and Company B established a formula based on various criteria to allocate Supercars to Company B Dealers, and to determine which specific customers would be placed on the “Approved List” to buy a Supercar.

o. Approved Supercar purchasers signed agreements to not resell their Supercars for 18 months unless the purchaser first offered to sell the Supercar back to the Company B Dealer at fair market value. The Company B Dealers agreed not to resell Supercars for more than the MSRP. If an authorized Supercar purchaser reverted their car back to a Company B Dealer, the Company B Dealers agreed to resell the Supercar to the next authorized purchaser on the waiting list at the original MSRP.

Parlato, specifically, is accused of the following, among other things:

2. Defendant PARLATO received various payments in connection with activities related to Company A, including after he ceased serving as the Company B CEO:

a. Notwithstanding Company A’s framework for Supercar sales and resales, between 2015 and 2017 defendant PARLATO received $2,770,375.83 (the “Undeclared Funds”) from Company B Dealers and Supercar purchasers in exchange for assisting them in:

i. Misallocating Supercars by, first, attempting to place purchasers on the Approved List outside of Company A’s normal approval process; and, second, channeling Supercars to purchasers who were never on the Approved List; and

ii. Influencing the franchise renewal of a Company B Dealer.

b. The Company B Dealers then sold the misallocated Supercars for millions of dollars more than the cars’ MSRP – up to approximately $2.6 million more per car.

c. The Undeclared Funds were income to Defendant PARLATO, but Defendant PARLATO failed to report the Undeclared Funds as income on his federal individual income tax returns (the “PARLATO Returns”). The PARLATO Returns therefore understated a substantial amount of the income that Defendant PARLATO had received.

According to prosecutors, Parlato admitted avoiding $1.1 million in taxes.

“This defendant admitting rigging access to purchase high-end sports cars to line his own pockets, then failed to pay taxes on the money he made on his deals,” First Assistant United States Attorney Rachel Honig said. “He tilted the playing field to his own advantage, cheating legitimate buyers and the government in the process. Our office remains firmly committed to prosecuting those who defraud the public and the government.”

Ferrari gave me the following statement:

Ferrari was made aware of the situation and condemns such behavior, in any form. We have cooperated fully with the appropriate authorities and are satisfied to see that justice has been served.

While Bugatti sent the following:

Maurizio Parlato left Bugatti in January 2020 to pursue other interests. Bugatti is headquartered in Molsheim, France (not Maranello, Italy). Other than that, we have no comment.

I also emailed a lawyer for Parlato for comment and will update this post if we get a response.

Parlato will be sentenced in January. He faces up to three years of prison and up to $250,000 in fines on the charge of filing a false tax return and up to five years of prison and up to $250,000 in fines on the failure to report a foreign bank or financial account charge.
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Allow me to take a stab at translating this authentic frontier gibberish.

Last week the CEO of Ferrari North America plead guilty to a kickback scheme where he was taking bribes to allow people to buy new Ferraris, particularly limited editions.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/36206/ex-ferrari-north-america-ceo-pleads-guilty-to-charges-in-supercar-allocation-kickback-racket

The executive involved was head of Ferrari North America, not the corporate parent, Ferrari N. V. https://corporate.ferrari.com/en/about-us/executive-officers

The head of Ferrari North America would report to a senior executive who is responsible for global operations. That person would report to someone who reports to the real CEO of Ferrari Corporation (Ferrari N.V.). Ferrari’s CEO is Louis Camilleri. He makes about $12 million a year, not including stock bonuses that are awarded retroactively on a three year basis.
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This reminds me of the guy in Florida that was selling places in line for the higher end Porsches, like GT3 RS's, GT2 RS's, and the like. Unlike this Ferrari guy, he didn't actually have any rights to those slots, so folks buying a place (or a better place) in line didn't actually get anything. At least this Ferrari guy could deliver, so in actuality he was not stealing from anyone but the tax man. Those who bargained with him got what they paid for. Can't say the same for the Porsche scammer.
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Sorry for some reason the link didn’t post. It’s there now.
I even previewed the post before I posted it because I really never start threads and wanted to make sure I did it right.
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It’s a tough room. We could figure out what you were referring to. No big deal keep posting whenever you have something to say. I hadn’t heard of this until you posted it.
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Sorry for some reason the link didnít post. Itís there now.
I even previewed the post before I posted it because I really never start threads and wanted to make sure I did it right.
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Hahah, weird, it's still not there.
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The only reason Ferrari cares is now they are mad that they didnít get the $2.8 million.

This was their CEO. Not just some executive level or less employee making a quick buck. That some pretty high up shenanigans at the top of the food chain.
Did they not pay him enough? I imagine a Ferrari ceo making lot of money and getting a lot of benefits.
Maybe it was all those $10,000 Italian suits that forced him to try and earn some side money. They said it was done over a two year period. Thatís a pretty good side gig in my book.
The thing is the idiot got away with it. He just tried to hide it from the IRS. Jeez, hes Italian, doesnít he realize thatís how a lot of the Italian mobsters went down. Tax evasion, not criminal activities will get you every time.
Pay your taxes people
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