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Rats in the Glovebox

Jim Dollinger
Thursday, December 8, 2005

A close look should be taken at the Fiat scandal. Wagoner agreed to give Fiat 32,000,000 shares of GM common in exchange for the initial $2.4 Billion investment and call option, later extinguished for another $2 Billion. Shortly after the stock went, GM wrote off $2.1 Billion as completely worthless. Merrill Lynch then purchased the same shares for $1 Billion. Stanley O'Neal, chairman of Merrill sits on the GM board. When I questioned Wagoner about this at the annual meeting in 2004, he denied having any knowledge. There are Rats in the Glovebox!

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