The federal government isn't wasting any time taking ownership of two homes, seven vehicles, and nearly $3 million seized during its investigation of the now-closed Braking Point Recovery Center in Austintown.

The U.S. Attorney on Wednesday asked a federal judge to approve property forfeiture agreed to by former Braking Point owner Ryan Sheridan when he pleaded guilty last week to charges outlined in a sixty-count indictment against him and five other people who also entered guilty pleas.

In addition to forfeiting his homes in Girard and Leetonia which were searched by federal agents, Sheridan must give up seven vehicles, including a 1981 DeLorean DMC Gullwing, called a “Back to the Future” vehicle in court documents; as well as the 1959 Cadillac Hearse, dubbed the “Ghostbusters” vehicle.

 

 

The government is also claiming $2,954,202 seized from Sheridan's bank accounts and during searches of his properties.

Sheridan must also give up his 50% ownership of Sheridan Enterprises, which includes property located at 25 North Canfield Road.

Sentencing for the six people convicted in the case is scheduled for early next year.