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August 10, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
VW's Lopez Files Statement With German Prosecutors: Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua filed the report with the prosecutors investigating whether he illegally took secret documents when he quit General Motors Corp. in March. The state prosecutor's office in Darmstadt said Lopez filed the report Friday, the same day Volkswagen's supervisory board admitted that former GM employees possessed sensitive documents after defecting to VW with Lopez.
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December 12, 1996 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two weeks after resigning as Volkswagen's production chief, Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua has been indicted on criminal charges by a German state prosecutor, according to lawyers for Lopez and for his archenemy and previous employer, General Motors Corp. The long-awaited indictment caps a 3 1/2-year investigation into GM's accusations that Lopez took company trade secrets when he jumped to Volkswagen in 1993.
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June 15, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Volkswagen purchasing chief Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua sent out mixed signals Monday about his company's plans for a new super-efficient car factory in Spain's Basque region. Lopez issued a statement at a Hanover, Germany, news conference, saying the plant will be a "laboratory production facility." But later, at a Madrid news conference, he said the innovative facility will produce new cars. "It will be what can be called a plant," Lopez said.
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November 30, 1996 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua, the eccentric automotive purchasing chief and self-proclaimed corporate warrior who made a religion out of cost-cutting, fell on his sword Friday. The resignation of Lopez, 55, from the top ranks of Volkswagen came amid the swirl of international corporate scandal and made his fall as dramatic as his unlikely meteoric rise.
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April 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors Say Former GM Exec Had Documents: They confirmed that secret General Motors Corp. papers were found at a residence of Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua after the cost-cutting executive quit GM to join Volkswagen. While strengthening the case against GM's former head of worldwide purchasing, the Darmstadt, Germany, prosecutor's office did not say explicitly that Lopez illegally took secrets to VW. Nor would it confirm press reports that Lopez would soon be indicted.
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August 9, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
For the first time since General Motors Corp. accused a former executive of taking confidential documents to Volkswagen AG, VW has conceded some GM documents were taken to Germany, but says they were never distributed at VW. GM's German subsidiary, Adam Opel, immediately welcomed the news on Sunday, saying that prosecutors investigating what GM contends is large-scale industrial espionage would find the VW statement "extraordinarily meaningful." "Opel welcomes the . . .
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