Deposed Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. chief Ernst Lieb may be gone, but he won't soon be forgotten. Lieb is suing Benz parent company Daimler for wrongful dismissal, with a German court date scheduled for March, according to Automotive News.
The automaker claims Lieb, 56 improperly spent a six-figure sum on his company-owned home in Mahwah, N.J., making "incomplete, inaccurate and manipulative statements" when questioned about the expenditures in an audit. "None of the accusations are justified," said Lieb's lawyer, according to the report.

The former CEO's counsel reportedly plans to argue that Lieb was "one of dozens" of executives who were "fired unfairly" as part of a sweeping crackdown on ethics violations.

Lieb was terminated in October, and eventually replaced by Steve Cannon earlier this month.


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      leo
      • 3 Years Ago
      he should be in jail for what he did. corruption has no place in the workplace. all 12 of them for that matter should be in jail
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a crook. Would you buy a used car from this guy?
      alexkoolur
      • 3 Years Ago
      So bascially this guy is using the "but everyone else cheated too" defense? What a bum. He should be locked up for theft not just fired
      AMG THIS
      • 3 Years Ago
      He "sorta" has a point. He abused his company credit card, status quo for someone is his position. Yet he gets put in the same group as the GERMANS that were bribing world Governments to buy fleets upon fleets of cars from them for secret pay-offs.
        alexkoolur
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AMG THIS
        How are his actions any different? This is the problem with our world today, we apease bad behavior up and down the chain and then we wonder why we are in such a bad place.....how about simply being accountable for one's actions...why is that so difficult
        AMG THIS
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AMG THIS
        Because x hundred thousand is different than x hundred million.
      tributetodrive
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man his head is HUGE! OMG I wouldn't want to sit behind him in a theater.
      topmind
      • 3 Years Ago
      This boy looks like a decent, honest used car salesman. I'd buy an "ultimate in boilerplate engineering" car from him any time.