I think we can all agree that taxes are well ‘taxing’. The time, preparation and fear that rolls around every year is tiresome at best, but we all agree it’s something we have to do. Well most of us.
I came across this twist of a story today (yes, I know I’m a little late) about 14 world-class jumpers going to be auctioned off by the US treasury department online. Okay, you caught my attention. A tale of a father, Alejandro Andrade, unraveled.
Apparently, Andrade was sentenced to 10 years in prison in November for money laundering and as part of his plea agreement, he agreed to a forfeiture money judgment of $1 billion plus all assets involved in the corruption. As a result, the fourteen show jumpers of Emanuel Andrade’s (his son) which were seized by the U.S. Treasury Department including Emanuel’s 2016 Olympic ride Hardrock Z, were set to sell via online auction on Feb. 19-26 along with other assets owned by Alejandro Andrade, the former treasurer of Venezuela.
Previews for registered bidders and guests will take place at Delray Equestrian Centre in Florida on 28 January and 4 February, which is where the horses are being kept.