Ernst Lieb, the disgraced former CEO of American operations for Mercedes-Benz, will not be getting any more money from the Silver Arrow'd teat. His wrongful dismissal suit against MB's parent company, Daimler, was tossed out of a German appeals panel. This, followed the initial rejection by a lower court last year.
According to court documents acquired by Automotive News, Lieb was found to have "accepted payments of substantial value to which he - as he was aware - had no claim."

Lieb took over American operations from former CEO Paul Halata in September of 2006. Reports surfaced in October of 2011 that Lieb was dismissed from his posting at MB, with a variety of rumors swirling. Eventually, news broke that financial wrong doing was responsible for the German's firing.

Lieb misappropriated over $100,000 of corporate funds for home improvements to his Mahwah, New Jersey residence, which were used for new beds, a home gym, a theater and a built-in barbecue. Mercedes-Benz replaced Lieb with current CEO Steve Cannon in December of 2011.


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      Buzzskyline
      • 1 Year Ago
      Considering the photo, I can totally believe the barbeque. But a home gym? Prolly not - at least he never used it.
      jniagara
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was , in part, a witch hunt. That house is corporate owned to begin with. The assets (home gym, bbq, etc.) were not his. He may have used them but they were attached to the home owned by MBUSA. Did he overdo it? Yes. Previous presidents of MBUSA did similar "improvements" on the same property.
      thequebecerinfrance
      • 1 Year Ago
      At the same time I do understand why he stole the money. How could he get by with only his salary...
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        stevenh
        • 1 Year Ago
        met the guy when we has head of MB Canada and yes he dose look like that, dipping in to the sauce in more ways then one There is only one word for what he did: Greed
      zzzzzz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why do these German execs always look a little Hitler-ish?