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September 27, 2019

Posted  September 27, 2019

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and its U.S. subsidiary FCA US LLC will pay $40 million to resolve SEC allegations that the automaker provided false and misleading information in press releases and regulatory filings about its monthly new vehicle sales and vehicle sales growth rate.  The SEC found that FCA US inflated new vehicle sales by paying dealers to report fake vehicle sales, but then failing to report those sales at the time.  Instead, Fiat Chrysler kept these sales in a separate database referred to internally as the “cookie jar,” which the company would then dip into to report as current sales in a slow month.  SEC

Tagged in: Accounting Fraud, Financial and Investment Fraud, Misrepresentations, Securities Fraud,

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