The high school dropout, who has become a Bitcoin millionaire, loses $ 638,000 to Lamborghini after buying a luxury Audi for his model friend
- The high school dropout lost his $ 638,000 Lamborghini after a series of misdemeanors
- Benjamin Nelson, 28, boasts of making $ 800,000 in the Bitcoin market
- Four years in prison in February on charges of 20 traffic offenses
- Police claim that the high school dropout’s Bitcoin fortune came from drug sales
- Officials caught him driving at more than 200 km / h in a 110 km / h zone in 2019
Benjamin Nelson, 28, has been sentenced to four years in prison for more than 20 traffic offenses, including dangerous driving and police avoidance
A high school dropout turned bitcoin millionaire lost his $ 638,000 Lamborghini to a series of misdemeanors after buying a luxury Audi for his model girlfriend.
Benjamin Nelson, 28, boasts of making $ 800,000 trading Bitcoin despite making less than $ 40,000 a year as an IT staffer.
In February, the Sunshine Coast man was sentenced to four years in prison after being charged with 20 traffic offenses, including dangerous driving, drugged behind the wheel and police evasion.
Police claim his “Bitcoin wealth” came from selling drugs, The Courier-Mail reported.
Nelson dropped out of high school in 10th grade and told police that he had worked as a personal trainer in addition to his IT work.
In October 2019, police caught him driving at over 200 km / h in a 110 km / h zone north of Brisbane – just so he could speed away when officers tried to chase him.
Nelson bought his girlfriend – Instagram influencer Tori Preiss (pictured) – a $ 75,000 Audi A5 while she was getting her driver’s license
The Lamborghini was confiscated under Queensland’s strict anti-hoon laws and all monies from its sales go to the state
The officers spotted the Lamborghini briefly in a marked police limousine when it had to slow down, but gave up when the coupé reached 200 km / h again.
His girlfriend Kaori Nakase, 24, who bought the Lamborghini Huracan in October 2019 with Nelson’s Bitcoin, reported the car as stolen to the police six days later.
Police then found Nelson in a sleepy and disoriented state in November 2019 after he crashed his car and escaped from the scene in Woombye on the Sunshine Coast.
Nakase pleaded guilty to receiving the luxury car, which was suspected of being a criminal offense and perverting the judiciary.
Nelson had previously been sentenced to 18 months in prison for importing MDMA and GBL – known colloquially as the “party drug”.
Road violations of his driving record date from 2010 to 2020 and include six parking tickets and one driver’s license revocation in January last year alone.
Last January, the 28-year-old gave another friend – 25-year-old Instagram influencer Tori Preiss – a $ 75,000 Audi A5 while she was getting her student driver’s license.
The luxury Lamborghini will be auctioned from June 17th. The car will be sold to the highest bidder by Manheim Auctions
The Lamborghini was confiscated under Queensland’s strict anti-hoon laws, with police then obtaining a recovery order authorizing any funds raised from the sale of the car to go to the government.
The car will be auctioned from June 17th on the auction house Manheim Auctions.
“This case should send a very strong message to would-be jokes,” said Police Secretary Mark Ryan.
“If you consider being reckless behind the wheel, your vehicle could be confiscated and the consequences serious.”
Nelson will be eligible for parole in September.