Imagine what the boys from Top Gear must be feeling now that they’ve realized that the Bugatti Veyron they used in one of their previous episodes belonged to a criminal. None too pleased, we reckon.

The man in question, Koroush Pour has been sent to prison for two years for a number of crimes, not the least of which includes multiple frauds using the company he founded, Swift Hire, which is based in the UK. It turns out, Pour has spent the last few years, using the identities of his customers to buy new cars and, at the same time, selling cars he owed hundreds of thousands of dollars on. If that’s not enough, the Iranian immigrant even pretended to be a member of the Kuwaiti Royal Family! Talk about ballsy, eh?

Pour was eventually apprehended when he was tagged for stealing over $700,000 from a local UK bank and - the worst of it, as far as we’re concerned - $175,000 from two recently-retired nurses. The former is a pretty common theft, but stealing from two retired nurses? That’s an all-time low in our books. For his punishment, Koroush Pour will be sent to prison for the next two years where he can practice his art of swindling in a more dangerous marketplace.


Source: Press Association

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  (815) posted on 05.24.2010

He should be jailed for the rest of his life.

  (1022) posted on 05.20.2010

Well good thing he doesn’t scam the veyron.

  (392) posted on 05.19.2010

I think nothing NASCAR related and also post worthy immediately came to mind or seemed appropriate on such a holy day. Its like something came in attempting to inspire a post about strip clubs.

  (367) posted on 05.19.2010

They used his popularity to scam other people. IMO this guy . He should be ashamed on himself.

  (347) posted on 05.18.2010

This kind of guy rocks. He scams, swindles and even steel maybe this is all for the love of car.

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