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    Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

     

    April 22 (Bloomberg) -- The owners of a Long Island, New York, exotic car dealership that sells Bentleys and Aston Martins were charged with corporate espionage against a rival that sells Ferraris and Maseratis.

    Giacomo Ciaccia and Leka Vuksanaj, owners of Universal Autosports LLC in Glen Cove, were arrested along with Creative Director Michael Lussos at their homes today, according to a statement by Acting U.S. Attorney Lev Dassin in Manhattan. They are accused of illegally tapping into the e-mails of Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale-Long Island in Plainview, New York.

    The defendants accessed Ferrari Maserati’s e-mail server about 2,500 times between February and September last year from their homes or Universal Autosports, according to the criminal complaint dated April 16 and unsealed today.

    “In one instance a dealer associated with Universal Autosports e-mailed a customer who had been negotiating with Ferrari Maserati to buy a rare Ferrari Enzo worth more than $1.3 million,” according to the statement.

    “Is there any way I can help or get in the middle,” the dealer wrote, according to the complaint. “Have they found you a car yet?”

    Lawyers for Vuksanaj and Lussos couldn’t be immediately reached. The three defendants are scheduled to appear in court today.

    “The complaint is just allegations about using the computer,” Ciaccia’s lawyer, Ronald Fischetti of Manhattan, said in a phone interview. “Of the substance, I have no idea yet. I’m sure he’ll be released on bail.”

    ‘Exotic Automobiles’

    Universal Autosports “deals in rare and expensive exotic automobiles” and opened in February 2008 in the space formerly held by Ferrari Maserati, according to the complaint. Ciaccia was Ferrari Maserati’s general manager and Lussos its webmaster until they were terminated in March 2007 after new management took over, according to the complaint. Lussos set up Ferrari Maserati’s e-mail accounts, according to the complaint.

    Beginning in September, Ferrari Maserati learned that employees’ e-mails were being forwarded to an unauthorized e- mail address on its server. The e-mails contained information about its customers, inventory and employee compensation, according to the complaint signed by Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent John Leo Jr.

    Ciaccia, 43, of the Bronx, New York; Vuksanaj, 42, of Mahopac, New York; and Lussos, 40, of Coram, New York, are each charged with one count of “conspiracy to access a computer without authorization and obtain information for commercial gain and to further an intended fraud,” according to the statement.

    The maximum penalty if they’re found guilty is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

    The case is U.S. v. Ciaccia, 09-mag-963, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).

    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

     

    Naughty, naughty! I know these guys, the place they moved into is where Ferrari of Long Island was when I bought my CS & F430. When the original owner of FOLI  (Ferrari of Long Island) passed away & the dealership was sold, they moved to another spot on Long Island (Plainview), some of the guys were fired or left and went to work for Universal. There's some other stuff besides the above going on, none of which was Ferrari of Long Islands fault, FOLI is the victim in all of this. I better not say anything. .  

    Michael Lussos is the guy that took this pic of my F430:

    my430.jpg

    btw: Is there anyone w/ PS skills that can straighten out the front wheels in the pic above???

    SciFrog - Thanks for posting the story, it's really interesting to me.

     


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    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    I also heard about these guys, a friend of mine looking for something was on the phone with them a few days ago...


    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    http://www.universalautosports.com/misc/uas_history.html

    It's 10/15 minutes from me. It's weird when I see the old FOLI showroom (below vid), it brings back such unbelievable memories, some of the most exciting ones of my life, I'll never forget what it felt like to get into my 1st Ferrari , a car that I dreamt about, thought about 24/7 for years!!  the car that I Specd, to get in it and absorb the looks, the feel, the smell, sound & drive I'll never forget that feeling, I could hardly talk to the sales manager because I couldnt stop smiling & laughing. He had said later that he enjoyed watching my response so much that there was no question, he'd get me whatever car I wanted because so many customers make it like it's no big deal.  

    Some cool pics:

    http://www.universalautosports.com/upload/events_grand_opening.html

     

    What dummies though. Smiley

     


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    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    LOL! Some things about Long Island and Long Island guys, they just never change.

    They tapped the email system, and rather than have it sent to a bogus Gmail or MinteMail account, they have it sent directly to their home and jobs ... and then have the gall to email another client who's in the middle of a transaction. LOL! 

    Oh well - as Jay Z said, "Grand opening, Grand closing." 

    Looks like they'll be in business less than a year.


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    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    STRADALE:

     

    Naughty, naughty! I know these guys, the place they moved into is where Ferrari of Long Island was when I bought my CS & F430. When the original owner of FOLI  (Ferrari of Long Island) passed away & the dealership was sold, they moved to another spot on Long Island (Plainview), some of the guys were fired or left and went to work for Universal. There's some other stuff besides the above going on, none of which was Ferrari of Long Islands fault, FOLI is the victim in all of this. I better not say anything. .  

    Michael Lussos is the guy that took this pic of my F430:

    my430.jpg

    btw: Is there anyone w/ PS skills that can straighten out the front wheels in the pic above???

    SciFrog - Thanks for posting the story, it's really interesting to me.

     


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    08 PORSCHE Turbo Cabriolet, 06 Ferrari F430,  04 Durango HEMI,  04 Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle,  93 Harley Davidson Nostalgia

     

    How's this....ps.JPG

     


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    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    Heist:

    LOL! Some things about Long Island and Long Island guys, they just never change.

    They tapped the email system, and rather than have it sent to a bogus Gmail or MinteMail account, they have it sent directly to their home and jobs ... and then have the gall to email another client who's in the middle of a transaction. LOL! 

    Oh well - as Jay Z said, "Grand opening, Grand closing." 

    Looks like they'll be in business less than a year.


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    ...the only thing stopping you in all likelihood, is you!

     

    Compared to what goes on in your "Washington" these guys are rocket scientists & choir boys, model citizens. Smiley People who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones.

    But it is interesting that you know how to do that crime,,,,, right. (just kidding)

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    08 PORSCHE Turbo Cabriolet, 06 Ferrari F430,  04 Durango HEMI,  04 Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle,  93 Harley Davidson Nostalgia

     


    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    Atzporsche:
    STRADALE:

     

    Naughty, naughty! I know these guys, the place they moved into is where Ferrari of Long Island was when I bought my CS & F430. When the original owner of FOLI  (Ferrari of Long Island) passed away & the dealership was sold, they moved to another spot on Long Island (Plainview), some of the guys were fired or left and went to work for Universal. There's some other stuff besides the above going on, none of which was Ferrari of Long Islands fault, FOLI is the victim in all of this. I better not say anything. .  

    Michael Lussos is the guy that took this pic of my F430:

    my430.jpg

    btw: Is there anyone w/ PS skills that can straighten out the front wheels in the pic above???

    SciFrog - Thanks for posting the story, it's really interesting to me.

     


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    08 PORSCHE Turbo Cabriolet, 06 Ferrari F430,  04 Durango HEMI,  04 Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle,  93 Harley Davidson Nostalgia

     

    How's this....ps.JPG

     

    You're the best!

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SmileySmiley Smiley

     Now I just have to figure out how to change my sig.

     


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    08 PORSCHE Turbo Cabriolet, 06 Ferrari F430,  04 Durango HEMI,  04 Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle,  93 Harley Davidson Nostalgia

     


    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    STRADALE:

     Now I just have to figure out how to change my sig. 


    Well, you could ask Atzporsche for this. Smiley
     


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    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    STRADALE:
    Heist:

    LOL! Some things about Long Island and Long Island guys, they just never change.

    They tapped the email system, and rather than have it sent to a bogus Gmail or MinteMail account, they have it sent directly to their home and jobs ... and then have the gall to email another client who's in the middle of a transaction. LOL! 

    Oh well - as Jay Z said, "Grand opening, Grand closing." 

    Looks like they'll be in business less than a year.


    --

    ...the only thing stopping you in all likelihood, is you!

     

    Compared to what goes on in your "Washington" these guys are rocket scientists & choir boys, model citizens. Smiley People who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones.

    But it is interesting that you know how to do that crime,,,,, right. (just kidding)

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    08 PORSCHE Turbo Cabriolet, 06 Ferrari F430,  04 Durango HEMI,  04 Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle,  93 Harley Davidson Nostalgia

     

     

    Hang around D.C. long enough and you start picking up bad habits.

    My place in MD is near a NSA watering hole. The young guys, you should hear the computer trickery they theorize about.


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    ...the only thing stopping you in all likelihood, is you!


    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    Heist:
    STRADALE:
    Heist:

    LOL! Some things about Long Island and Long Island guys, they just never change.

    They tapped the email system, and rather than have it sent to a bogus Gmail or MinteMail account, they have it sent directly to their home and jobs ... and then have the gall to email another client who's in the middle of a transaction. LOL! 

    Oh well - as Jay Z said, "Grand opening, Grand closing." 

    Looks like they'll be in business less than a year.


    --

    ...the only thing stopping you in all likelihood, is you!

     

    Compared to what goes on in your "Washington" these guys are rocket scientists & choir boys, model citizens. Smiley People who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones.

    But it is interesting that you know how to do that crime,,,,, right. (just kidding)

    --

    08 PORSCHE Turbo Cabriolet, 06 Ferrari F430,  04 Durango HEMI,  04 Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle,  93 Harley Davidson Nostalgia

     

     

    Hang around D.C. long enough and you start picking up bad habits.

    My place in MD is near a NSA watering hole. The young guys, you should hear the computer trickery they theorize about.

     

    I was in MD last month. Street MD. The biggest Boa breeder in the world is there, here:

    http://www.pkreptiles.com/

    Pete has an gorgeous place at the end of a private road, 15 acres. The man house is huge but has that log cabin look.  Just driving into his neighborhood my wife & I were amazed at the homes. 

     


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    08 PORSCHE Turbo Cabriolet, 06 Ferrari F430,  04 Durango HEMI,  04 Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle,  93 Harley Davidson Nostalgia

     


    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    ^^^Funny enough, I know where Street is. One of my ex-GF's lived in Harve De Grace and her grandmother lived in Street.

     


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    ...the only thing stopping you in all likelihood, is you!


    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    Heist:

    ^^^Funny enough, I know where Street is. One of my ex-GF's lived in Harve De Grace and her grandmother lived in Street.

     

    Funnier still I was in Harve De Grace in 2007 for this show:

    http://www.mdreptilefarm.com/shows/md/allmd.asp

    Smiley


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    08 PORSCHE Turbo Cabriolet, 06 Ferrari F430,  04 Durango HEMI,  04 Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle,  93 Harley Davidson Nostalgia

     


    Re: Long Island Ferrari espionage story!

    ^^^So I take it you're a fan of reptiles? Have any? I've always wanted an Iguana.


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    ...the only thing stopping you in all likelihood, is you!


     
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