Former Toyota exec Julie Hamp released, no charges filed
Hamp was Toyota's top female executive and one of its highest-ranking non-Japanese leaders. She was promoted earlier this year to managing officer and chief communications officer, after having served in a similar role for the automaker's US operations. She moved to Japan and was apparently residing in a hotel where she was arrested on June 18 after officials intercepted a shipment of painkillers sent to her. Police raided Toyota's headquarters, and though her boss Akio Toyoda initially stood by her, he ultimately accepted her resignation.
Hamp is not expected to return from the post from which she resigned, although she could potentially take up another position overseas or with another company. Her position as CCO will reportedly be taken up by Shigeru Hayakawa, another of the company's senior managing officers. Pictured above is the van in which she was released from the precinct in Tokyo.
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