A Lufkin man appeared in a Beaumont federal courtroom yesterday and pleaded guilty to

wire mail fraud. 39-year old Andy Lee House purchased a 2006 Bugatti Veyron for $1

million and had the sports car insured for $2.2 million. In 2009 House drove the car into

the Gulf of Mexico near Lamarque. He initially claimed he lost control of the car while

reaching for a cell phone and accidentally drove it into the bay. House was not aware that

another motorist had videoed the accident. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison. A

sentencing date has not been set.