Friday, April 2, 2010

Queens used-car dealer embezzled millions

Feds: New York Car Dealer Stole Millions to Live High Life

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP/1010 WINS) -- Federal officials say a used-car dealer embezzled millions of dollars to live out a fantasy lifestyle.

Thirty-seven-year-old Chris Orsaris is accused in a massive fraud and embezzlement scheme at Major Automotive Cos., which has 14 New York City dealerships. He was denied bail Thursday, and previously pleaded not guilty.

Officials say Orsaris funneled a fortune in inflated sales commissions to cover luxuries. They included a $5.5 million Trump World Tower apartment and a $2.9 million Hamptons home.

The feds say he also hired thugs and drug dealers as his bodyguards, chauffeurs and personal assistants.

At the time of his arrest, Orsaris managed a Queens dealership.

His lawyer did not return a call for comment. Major Automotive's lawyer said the company is fully cooperating with prosecutors.


Deke DaSilva said...

This guy's a total douche!

I love this quote in the Daily News:

In a 2000 interview, Orsaris explained his business philosophy: "I look to go an inch ahead, not an inch back."

Boy, there's a dirty joke in there somewhere!

Watch yourself in those prison showers, Chrissy Boy!

Anony2 said...

Hey Crappy,

Looks like he's already been featured on the blog:

Queens Crapper said...

Yes, I just commented on that on Gothamist.

Anonymous said...

should be in the dictionary under used car salesman.

Anonymous said...

Does that mean no more annoying Major World radio ads? My ears are sore.