Police are investigating rapper Fabolous and his connection to a luxury car stolen from an upscale hotel in Atlanta.
According to Channel 2 Action News, Atlanta police claim men in Fabolous entourage stole a rare 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.
The vehicle, which was one of only two brought into the United States, was taken on January 31 and was recently located by the Atlanta Police Department..
Surveillance video shows two men in Fabolous entourage approach a bellman at the Intercontinental, received the keys to the Lamborghini and left as if it was their property.
Fabolous and the rest of the group allegedly followed behind the Lamborghini in a minivan.
Police investigated the theft and have confirmed that Fabolous knew the men, but no charges will be filed, since the vehicle was located.
”We were informed by the Atlanta Police Department that detectives gained information regarding the location of this vehicle by promising counsel for Fabolous that if he told them where the vehicle could be found, the State would not pursue charges,” Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said in a statement. “The District Attorney was not a party to this agreement. We have never spoken with this individual [Fabolous] or anyone connected with him, including his counsel. We were only made aware of this agreement by APD after they located the vehicle.”
Howard cited investigators attempts to violate the agreement they reached with the party who provided information that led to the recovery of the Lamborghini, by pursuing criminal charges in regards to the theft.
”After discovering the vehicle, the police, in direct contradiction to the promise that was made, asked our office to assist them with this criminal investigation by obtaining certain Grand Jury testimony,” Howard said. “To ask my office to participate after the promise was made, in my opinion, directly violates the agreement made to the party who provided the information. I believe the integrity of the promise was more important than pursuing suspects, particularly since the vehicle was located. Integrity demonstrated by prosecutors and law enforcement, is not only of utmost importance— and what the community demands— to our office it is everything.”
Meanwhile the vehicles owner, Eric Vargosko, is suing the Intercontinental over the loss of the Lamborghini.
“The InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta has accepted responsibility for this unfortunate incident from its inception and has always been willing to provide fair and reasonable compensation for the damages caused to the vehicle by the incident,” said Caroline Counihan in a statement to Channel 2 Action News. “We hold the safety, comfort and well-being of our guests and employees as our top priority and concern. We have taken several measures, including heightening security, so that a repeat of this incident does not happen.”