Bo Xilai Son Racked Up Porsche Tickets at Harvard

Bo Guagua still insists he's no playboy
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 27, 2012 1:24 AM CDT
Updated Apr 27, 2012 3:54 AM CDT
Bo Guagua, the son of ousted Chinese Communist Party former honcho Bo Xilai (right), has been characterizing himself as a typical university student.   (WSJDigitalNetwork)

(Newser) – It turns out Bo Xilai's "Harvard princeling" son is a bit of a playboy after all. While Bo Guagua has indignantly shot down media reports that he drives a Ferrari, he has racked up three traffic tickets zipping around Boston in what appears to be a pricey black Porsche. The revelation comes just days after Bo wrote a letter to the Harvard Crimson painting himself as a typical university student ... even though he has been living in an apartment that usually rents for some $3,000 a month and drives an $80,000 car, notes the Wall Street Journal.

The Journal reports that it was able to get the license plate associated with the tickets from a source: It's attached to a 2011 Porsche Panamera registered to someone at Bo's address. Bo is attending Harvard, thanks to scholarship money and funds from his mother's hard work, he claims. Bo's dad has been ousted from the Communist Party leadership in China amid charges that he spied on fellow party members, and is linked, along with his wife, to the killing of a British businessman.

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