Tag: Law and Order

Musk-SEC Battle Rages On; Regulator Claims Tesla CEO’s Twitter Account Is Still the Wild West

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More Legal Trouble for Volkswagen, Former CEO

<img data-attachment-id="1178242" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,637" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="tdiengine" data-image-description=" tdiengine (public) TTAC ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-450×280.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-610×379.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1178242 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-610×379.jpg” alt=”tdiengine” width=”610″ height=”379″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-610×379.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-450×280.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine-120×75.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tdiengine.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While three and a half years have passed since the Volkswagen diesel scandal broke, its reverberations are still being […]

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Ghosn Leaves Japanese Jail in Disguise, Out on $8.9 Million Bail

Former Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has left a Tokyo prison after posting bail to the tune of $8.9 million. His 108-day detention ended with the industry titan being escorted out out the building while wearing a disguise that entailed a cap, surgical mask, glasses, and workman’s clothes. Ghosn left the Tokyo Detention House around 4:30 […]

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Carlos Ghosn Gets His Wish, Could Be Sprung From Jail This Week

In the auto realm, the term “bailout” doesn’t normally refer to the actual granting of bail, but Renault and alliance partner Nissan wasn’t in need of outside assistance — their former boss was. After multiple attempts to secure release from a Tokyo detention center met with failure, Carlos Ghosn, arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct on […]

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Ford’s Fusion, a Popular Drug Mule, Is Still At It

Ford’s Fusion sedan has found itself in the headlines for illicit cross-border shipments before, and you know what they say about history repeating. Regarded as the delivery vehicle of choice after caches of Mexican marijuana were found in U.S.-market models built at Ford’s Hermosillo plant, the sedan’s unlikely double life continues apace. Cartel operatives continue using the […]

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Connecticut Driver Contends Alleged Cellphone Was McDonalds Hash Brown

(One of the above items is not like the other…) Sometimes the most innocent actions can get you in trouble with the law, like the Maryland mother accused of using opiates because she ate a poppy seed bagel the morning she gave birth. A Connecticut man is challenging his conviction on a charge of distracted driving, […]

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Ghosn to Pay Back Costs From Ritzy Versailles Wedding

While former Renault CEO (and ex-Nissan chairman) Carlos Ghosn is no longer living the high life, this wasn’t always the case. After performing an audit in the wake of Ghosn’s Nov. 19 arrest, Renault stumbled upon an improper use of a very exclusive venue, paid for with company sponsorship funds. The event was Ghosn’s 2016 […]

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Mitsubishi Sides With Nissan in Merger Backlash, Ghosn Claims He Was Set Up

Depending who you ask, the November arrest of disgraced auto executive Carlos Ghosn was either swift justice or a coup d’etat — with some help from the Japanese government. Re-arrested in December and held ever since without bail, Ghosn faces breach of trust charges alleging the exec covered losses incurred through foreign exchanges with Nissan’s funds […]

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Ghosn’s Days As an Auto Executive Could End Tomorrow

As the Carlos Ghosn saga slowly crawls its way towards a trial, the former Nissan and Mitsubishi chairman might soon add another “former” to his list of descriptors. In an effort to mend a rift in the automotive alliance, Renault’s board has scheduled an emergency meeting for Thursday, during which the pressure will be on […]

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Ghosn’s Bail Petition Rejected, Wife Slams Treatment

For detained industry titan Carlos Ghosn, getting out of the slammer has thus far proven an insurmountable challenge. Interned in a Tokyo jail since his Nov. 19 arrest, the Renault CEO and former Nissan chairman has repeatedly seen his bail appeals fall on deaf ears, with past indictments squashing previous hopes for release. On Tuesday, […]

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U.S. Indicts Four Audi Managers for Diesel Deception

Four men tasked with developing a very dirty diesel engine for use in Audi vehicles have been indicted by a U.S. grand jury. The four, including the head of Audi’s Diesel Engine Development department, face charges of wire fraud, violation of the Clean Air Act, and conspiracy, all stemming from the development of an engine that […]

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Ghosn Investigation Leads Top Nissan Exec to Bolt

Nissan’s chief performance officer, José Muñoz, has resigned from the company amid an broadened investigation into former chairman Carlos Ghosn’s alleged financial misconduct. Muñoz, 54, who also headed up Nissan’s Chinese business, previous had his hand on the tiller of the company’s North American operations. Muñoz’s sudden departure, which comes just days after the exec […]

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‘A Serious Erosion of Civil Liberties’: Backlash Grows Over Canada’s New Impaired Driving Laws

Can you be pulled over and ordered to blow into a breathalyzer, under threat of arrest, for the simple act of returning empty liquor bottles in the middle of the day? Sure can, at least if you’re living north of the border. It happened to a 70-year-old man in Mississauga, Ontario last weekend. As part […]

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Ram and Jeep EcoDiesel Owners Stand to Earn a Nice Little Bonus in Fiat Chrysler Settlement: Report

As we told you yesterday, a settlement in Fiat Chrysler’s diesel quandary could come any day. Today, we’re telling you it could come, well, today. According to sources who spoke to the New York Times, FCA plans to settle a 2017 Justice Department lawsuit by making a collection of 104,000 trucks and SUVs greener, while […]

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Ghosn Professes Innocence in Court Hearing

Ghosn, with the help of his team of lawyers, earned the right to speak in a packed Tokyo courtroom on Tuesday, and he used his time efficiently. Described as looking gaunt, the jailed Renault CEO and ex-Nissan chairman claimed he was “wrongly accused” at the Tokyo district court hearing, adding that there’s nothing improper about […]

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You Can Fight Oregon and Win: Five-year Battle Sparked by Red Light Ticket Ends

We’ve told you before about the legal saga of Mats Järlström, a Swedish-born man living in the green and uber progressive state of Oregon. A few years ago, Järlström found himself in the crosshairs of the Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying after performing and submitting an analysis of his town’s traffic light timing — […]

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Tesla Board Gains Two Watchdogs As Musk Seeks a Way Out of His Cave Mess

Tesla’s nine-member board now numbers eleven, with many shareholders hoping that the addition of two independent directors — a key directive of Tesla’s SEC settlement — helps keep a lid on CEO Elon Musk’s stock-rocking shenanigans. Whether or not the two new members can actually do this remains to be seen. Musk continued antagonizing the […]

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