Adrian “Lambo Guy” Portelli has slammed allegations he stole $100,000 worth of goods from a home featured on The Block.
The property investor, known for his flashy lifestyle and love of luxury cars, claimed to have bought the house in Gisborne, located 54 kilometers northwest of Melbourne, for 4.25 million of dollars in November last year, after its auction on the reality TV series.
He then “sold” it to the Griffin family via a gift through his lottery company, LMCT+.
Surveillance video taken a day after the property was sold shows Portelli and a group of men taking items from the home, including wine, a toolbox, a meat smoker, a treadmill, kitchen appliances and a robot lawn mower.
Portelli claimed in a video posted online that the items taken by himself and his team in the clip “were not part of the gift.”
Real estate investor Adrian “Lambo Guy” Portell has spoken out against allegations he stole $100,000 worth of goods from a home a day after it was sold to a family.
CCTV taken a day after the property was sold shows Portelli and a group of men taking items from the Gisborne property.
“It was just part of the show, it wasn’t in our terms and conditions,” he said.
“Our t’s and c’s say this is a fully furnished home, and that’s what we delivered.”
Contest winner and home owner Kevin Griffin and his wife Andrea saw the vision of Portelli and the other men taking the goods after viewing security camera footage.
The couple discovered items were missing after moving from Ballarat to their “dream home”.
“We were like, what the hell? » Ms Griffin told the Herald Sun.
“Why did he do that?
The couple had been paying a $20-a-month subscription to Portelli’s LMCT+ business for more than a year before winning the house as a gift.
LMCT+, founded by Portelli in 2018, sells subscriptions for up to $100 per month.
Subscribers enter exclusive competitions, with prizes including houses, bikes, cars and boats, and they also receive offers from automotive companies.
Portelli (pictured left) hit back at allegations of theft in a video he posted, in which he claimed the items taken by himself and his team in the clip “were not part of the gift.”
The entrepreneur was featured on the 2022 season of The Block where he ‘purchased’ the Gisborne house (pictured, Portelli with Scott Cam)
“Whatever I do with these objects is up to me. Wherever I want to use them personally or I want to use them to stage future gift homes, it doesn’t matter,” Portelli said.
Portelli claimed he received abusive and threatening messages calling him and his team “thieves” following the vision’s publication online.
He said he also received legal letters.
He then played “behind-the-scenes footage” of the Griffins inspecting the house, where they appear irritable over unnecessary defects inside the property.
Portelli also showed a screenshot of a website domain titled “OUR LMCT PLUS NIGHTMARE” that he said was purchased by the Griffins and sent to him.
LMCT+, founded by Portelli (pictured, center) in 2018, is under investigation following allegations it broke gambling laws.
Portelli (pictured), also known as ‘Lambo Guy’ and who lives a life of luxury, previously told Daily Mail Australia that $500 million was a “conservative estimate” of his net worth.
“Unfortunately, it’s people like that who ruin everyone’s lives and that makes us want to do things like that again,” Portelli added.
This comes as Portelli’s company, LMCT+, is under investigation in two states over allegations that it violated gambling laws.
South Australia Consumer and Business Services and the Victorian Gaming and Casino Control Commission have each received complaints about LMCT+ and are investigating.