Sheridan’s replica movie cars to be sold at auction
Three replica movie cars seized from the Leetonia home of former Braking Point Recovery Center owner Ryan Sheridan are slated to be sold at auction Aug. 1.
Up for grabs are a 1981 DeLorean customized to look like the car from the film “Back to the Future,” a 1959 Cadillac customized to look like the “Ghostbusters” Ectomobile and a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic designed to look like a Batmobile from the D.C. comic.
“These three flashy cars are an example of ill-gotten gains obtained with the tens of millions of dollars that Ryan Sheridan stole from Medicare, and therefore American taxpayers,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott of the Northern District of Ohio. “The U.S. Marshals routinely sell vehicles, real estate and other assets in order to return proceeds to victims of federal crimes.”
Sheridan was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison in January after he pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in October 2019 to 60 criminal charges.
Sheridan’s Austintown drug and alcohol recovery rehabilitation business submitted approximately 134,744 claims to Medicaid for more than $48.5 million in services it claimed to provide between May 2015 and October 2017, according to prosecutors.
The claims caused Medicaid to pay Braking Point more than $31 million before payments were suspended on Oct. 18, 2017.
Sheridan agreed to forfeit multiple properties to offset the $24.5 million he and two top Braking Point managers are ordered to repay.
In a letter written to the court, Sheridan’s brother, James Sheridan, said his replica cars were used “for charities” and that the pair dressed up as ghostbusters or as Batman and Robin.
The vehicles will be at auction 9 a.m. Aug 1. at Skipco Auto Auction, 700 Elm Ridge Ave., Canal Fulton. Attendance will be limited to 120 people to allow proper social distancing and facial coverings are encouraged.
The auction will be simulcast on the web, so people can attend without participating in person. Participants need to register online at Skipco’s website and then call Skipco for an access code by July 31.