Former Uber exec fined $90,000 for illegal lobbyingMon, 20, Feb 2017
Former Uber executive David Plouffe, once a top aide to former President Barack Obama, has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel, another former Obama aide.
North Carolina dealer sued in sex offense caseMon, 20, Feb 2017
Thieves nab 2 trailer loads of JLR engines in minutesFri, 03, Feb 2017
Former VW CEO Winterkorn investigated for fraud by German prosecutorsFri, 27, Jan 2017
German prosecutors are investigating former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn on suspicion of fraud as they expand a probe into the automaker's emissions scandal. Prosecutors said 28 homes and offices were searched this week in connection with the investigation.
Calif. dealerships unaware about 45 vehicles were stolen from overflow lot; 15 arrestedThu, 05, Jan 2017
In December, a Redondo Beach Police Department car chase ended in an arrest and the retrieval of a 2017 Infiniti Q60. The vehicle was from an overflow lot of about 650 vehicles for Infiniti of South Bay and Nissan of South Bay in Torrance, Calif. The dealerships didn't realize any vehicles were missing until police reported the stolen vehicle.
Kia store steps up after car vandalized with racist graffitiMon, 26, Dec 2016
Austin Vann, general manager of Steve Landers Kia in Little Rock, Ark., saw the pictures of Reshod Johnson's 2006 Nissan Sentra, spray-painted with racist graffiti, and decided to do something to help him.
'Mystery device' helps thieves steal cars with push-button ignitions, report saysWed, 07, Dec 2016
The National Insurance Crime Bureau today said it obtained and tested a so-called “mystery device” that can allow a thief to break into a vehicle without leaving behind any of the traditional pieces of evidence such as broken glass.
Badge bandits strike Texas state fairMon, 17, Oct 2016
Crooked executives could face jail timeMon, 03, Oct 2016
In the future, auto-industry executives may be more at risk for individual criminal prosecution for their actions. In the Volkswagen diesel cheating and the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sales misrepresentation cases, prosecutors appear to be looking more intently at the executives involved.
A dealer's nightmare: $2 million embezzledMon, 26, Sep 2016
Ford dealer O.C. Welch was stunned a year ago to find out his assistant comptroller was embezzling from him. On Sept. 15, she was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing nearly $2 million from Welch's South Carolina dealership.
Chevy dealership in Texas targeted by thieves; wheels stolen from 48 vehiclesThu, 25, Aug 2016
Thieves broke in and stole more than $200,000 worth of wheels and tires off 48 new vehicles at a dealership in Tyler, Texas, last weekend. Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday at Peltier Chevrolet.