The auction will be conducted on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Treasury at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Manheim Baltimore-Washington location, 7120 Dorsey Run Road, Elkridge, MD, 21075.
Brown acquired the luxury vehicles being auctioned through his involvement in an online ponzi scheme through which he fraudulently obtained over $17 million from online investors. These vehicles were seized from him as part of an investigation by IRS – Criminal Investigation and the prosecution of the case by the U.S. Attorneys Office. Byron Keith Brown was sentenced on December 21, 2010 to 15 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for wire fraud and money laundering.