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Ghosn Skips Bail, Escapes to Lebanon

Convinced he was framed for financial crimes in Japan, former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn somehow slipped past surveillance and fled to his home in Lebanon.

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Former GM Gets 4 Years, Owes $8M for Embezzlement

Amir Bakhtiari will spend 54 months in federal prison and faces deportation to Iran after pleading guilty to embezzling $6 million by paying phony advertising invoices and unearned bonuses.

When Dealers Catch Criminals

Noncompliant and outright illegal behavior by dealers, managers, and staff have generated headlines throughout the year. Less heralded are the instances in which dealership personnel took action that led to arrests.

Va. Parts Manager Faces 20 Years for Embezzlement

A former dealership employee was accused of systematically scrapping nearly $250,000 worth of catalytic converters and selling them to a recycling center for pennies on the dollar.

Former Ark. Dealership Employee Arrested on Embezzlement, Fraud Charges

Janet Christine Stair is charged with concocting a service-ticket scheme that defrauded a Hot Springs Chrysler dealership of more than $17,000 and charged its factory nearly $12,000 for phantom warranty work.

Ex-Lithia Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

A former office manager at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Montana pleaded guilty this week to stealing approximately $288,000 from the dealership over a nine-year period.

Calif. Dealer Sentenced to 13 Years for Embezzlement

The former owner and operator of Costa Mesa Bellagio Motors, a car dealership that specialized in buying and selling high-end luxury vehicles, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from unsuspecting customers.

Former Dealership Office Manager Sentenced to Prison

The former office manager of a Pennsylvania dealership was sentenced to three and a half years in federal prison for stealing nearly $700,000 from the business.

Former Dealership Employee to Serve 15 Months for Embezzlement

The former office manager of DeLaBruere's Auto Sales in Vermont will be serving 15 months in prison and paying more than $368,000 in restitution for stealing cash from the dealership and writing fake checks to cover it up.

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Michigan Dealer Loses $94K to Embezzlement

According to The Herald-Palladium , a former employee of a Michigan car dealer pleaded guilty to stealing $94,000 from the store.

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