Romanian authorities have reportedly decided to impound and sell the £4.8 million Bugatti owned by social media star Andrew Tate if he is convicted of the recent charges against him, which include human trafficking, rape, and organized crime. The luxury car is currently stored in Dubai and the Romanian Administration of Impaired Assets has sent a request to Dubai officials to seize it and transfer it to Romania. Officials are also reportedly looking into other countries where the Tate brothers have significant assets, including the UK, USA, and Ireland.
Andrew Tate had previously posted a photo of himself with the Bugatti on social media in an attempt to taunt climate activist Greta Thunberg. In response, Thunberg issued a brutal shutdown on social media, with her tweet going viral with over 300 million views and almost four million likes.
Last month, Romanian authorities seized a fleet of cars, properties, and luxury watches belonging to the Tate brothers. This included a Rolls-Royce, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz that were estimated to be worth around £6 million in total. The Bugatti and the rest of their assets will be sold by the authorities to recover any financial damages or charges that may be incurred if the brothers are convicted.
Andrew and Tristan Tate, as well as their accomplices Georgiana Naghel and Launa Radu, have been in police custody since December 29, 2022. They continue to deny any wrongdoing and are being held on suspicion of exploiting women through human trafficking, rape, and forming an organized crime group. Prosecutors claim the brothers lured women into a studio where they were sexually exploited and forced to produce and share pornographic material. Andrew Tate is also accused of raping a Moldovan woman in March 2022, which he denies.