By on June 14, 2015

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The Age is reporting former FCA Australia boss, Clyde Campbell, was involved in a car theft ring and brought before the courts in the early ’90s.

According to the report, the former executive currently at the center of a $30 million (AUD) misappropriated funds case was “charged with a number of car theft offences between 1990 and 1992, in the wake of an 18-month investigation by South Australia’s Organised Crime Task Force and Victoria Police,” says Mark Hawthorne of The Age.

In January 1991, a 23-year-old Campbell pleaded guilty to three charges – two of receiving stolen goods, one of obtaining property by deception – after he was found with a stolen vehicle.

Campbell was brought before the courts yet again a year later, this time “implicated in a car theft racket that allegedly stole 10 cars in Adelaide worth $153,000 between May 1989 and September 1990.” He was charged with eight offences at that time, but struck a deal with prosecutors and “pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to a felony, and comforting and harbouring” two of his accomplices.


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