var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/Toyota_engineers_convicted_of_stealing_secrets_from_Ferrari'; In most countries, acts like murder, treason, or plotting to overthrow the government rank among the most heinous crimes a person can commit. In Italy, stealing secrets from Ferrari ranks right up near the top of the list, too.
We've all been frustrated with the Big 2.5 domestic automakers lately. While they've made enough bad decisions in the past to draw our ire, that's no reason to go threatening the auto execs with bodily harm. That's what one 30-year-old man from Yale, Michigan did. Patrick W. Hufford Jr. called into the Oakland Press on Monday and left a message threatening each CEO with "great bodily harm" if things didn't get better by April 1st.
Most consumers and car enthusiasts in the U.S. have had no idea that the turmoil atop Hyundai's executive ladder had gotten this bad. Today, the chairman of Hyundai Motor, Chung Mong-koo, 68, was convicted and sentenced to three years in a South Korean prison for embezzling $67 million USD and spending it on himself and bribes for politicians and lobbyists. He was also charged with financially damaging other companies through deals that benefiited the financial standing of him and his son, Eui-s