Daimler AG´s Abuse Of Power – The Case Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck
NEW YORK (RichTVX.com) — With our endless bulletins about men and women who were destroyed by dictators and tyrants, we thought that we had heard it all. Therefore it has been an emotionally intense experience to write the last bulletins about the Daimler AG scandal. Many commentators on the Daimler AG scandal have told us how painful it has been for them to read the Daimler whistleblower complaint material. As already said, it has been for us as well. It is not unusual for an abuser who enacts dominance to experience himself subjectively as a victim. We have seen this throughout the Daimler scandals in the past, as Daimler´s managerial class blamed the media for the scope of their problems. There are, however, alternative perspectives linking the official Daimler AG´s managerial class and the power abuse scandal. One is that the Daimler’s business practices were inherently unethical in the past and that Daimler AG´s managerial class lost their moral compass when it comes to the criminally unethical power abuse, according to anonymous Daimler whistleblower complaints, submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. One difficulty in the current Mercedes-Benz Group AG crisis is that patterns forged amid violation have been endlessly enacted by various parties in the scandal, with no one to interpret or contain them. With so many actual enemies, it became difficult for the Mercedes-Benz Group AG to recognize itself as the instigator of gratuitous aggression and suffering as it was. Rather, it developed an organizational defense of projection, which became fossilized and through which Mercedes-Benz Group AG blamed external forces for its own shortcomings. Even during the Daimler power abuse scandal, many Mercedes-Benz Group AG managerial classes focused on the suffering of the company at the hands of the media, rather than on the suffering of a family and a father: Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck was spending four years in prison even though he was innocent. Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck lost four years of his life, endured severe pain, and suffered with a permanent handicap, but he never regretted holding on to the truth. Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck was imprisoned because a large German corporation perverted the course of justice by corrupt means, and despite being a wealthy man, Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck lost everything he had and he died in abject poverty. A whole family was destroyed by these events, according to the leaked United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)’s documents filed against Daimler AG, (which changed its name to Mercedes-Benz Group AG this year). Disclaimer: The views expressed in the whistleblower documents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of Rich TVX News Network, or its management. All the charges are accusations of the whistleblower, according to the SEC Complaint documents, and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
According to the TCR Section D-8: Facts Pertaining to Alleged Violation
Background: The submission spans a long history of litigation in Hong Kong (the “Hong Kong Litigation”), dating back nearly three decades and still ongoing, between Daimler, as plaintiff, on the one hand, and Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck and IRC, a company he controlled, as defendants, during which litigation Daimler has at least twice bribed government officials to obtain favors and tainted “evidence” favorable to Daimler. According to the SEC complaint “Facts Pertaining To The Alleged Violations” of the Daimler AG whistleblower, Daimler AG (“Daimler”), at least twice to the best of the Whistleblower’s knowledge, bribed government officials in Russia and in Monaco to gain an advantage in litigation in Hong Kong against an individual, Mr. Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck, and his company, Intercontinental Resources Company (“IRC”), in obtaining an injunction against them and trying to prevent them from obtaining damages arising from the improperly obtained injunction. In effect Daimler has perverted the course of justice by corrupt means. Most recently, in 2018, Daimler, through an intermediary with a history of forgery, obtained, through bribery, false documents from Russian tax authorities in an effort to disprove the damages theory of opposing parties in the litigation in Hong Kong. Ironically, the 2018 bribery followed Daimler’s earlier bribe of an investigating magistrate in Monaco in 1994 to provide information that Daimler could use to obtain an injunction against IRC in the same litigation in Hong Kong, which bribery ultimately caused the damages at issue. According to the SEC file, these two instances of bribery demonstrate a consistent practice by Daimler of using fraudulent and corrupt means to manipulate and obtain tainted evidence and strongly suggest an organizational propensity to corruption. Accordingly, the Whistleblower submitted the whistleblower petition to alert the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) to, inter alia, Daimler’s violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq. (“FCPA”), which are all the more egregious given its previous settlement with both the Commission and the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) in 2010 in which Daimler and several of its subsidiaries admitted significant FCPA violations resulting from multiple instances of bribery.
A Whole Family Was Destroyed By These Events, According To The Leaked SEC Files
The Daimler AG whistleblower has spoken out courageously about the scandal and was strong enough to share many helpful insights with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For 172.400 employees of the Mercedes-Benz Group AG, the Daimler AG´s power abuse scandal is not just a newspaper story or a family tragedy news story; rather, it will become a central thematic strand of their lives. They will be forced to live with the physiological, psychological, and spiritual wounds inflicted on a family. This was the characteristic description of the power abuse by the Daimler AG and the response to it enacted by the Daimler AG, according to the SEC complaint of the Daimler AG whistleblower. From the Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck case onward, however, the Daimler AG’s handling of the scandal by its managerial class became more publicized until it grew into the scandal. It is important to use our heads to devise intellectual conceptualizations about the Daimler AG power abuse scandal. We owe it to Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck to enter the discussion with our emotions. We need to take up a a danse macabre, with evil for just a few moments. To really “get it,” we have to let go for just a little while and try to experience viscerally the feelings of being betrayed like Herbert Heinz Horst Leiduck has experienced it. When an experience is replicated so seamlessly by very different people in multiple locations, it suggests that maybe something systemic is at work? We must therefore consider the possibility that something is inherently wrong with the Mercedes-Benz umbrella under which all these people are gathered. In the case of the Mercedes-Benz Group AG it seems important to identify managers that may have contributed to the crisis. Further, since Daimler AG´s power abuse scandal is first and foremost a crime of power, it is also helpful to examine power relationships within the automotive industry that are potentially implicated in the scandal. When such a Daimler AG whistleblower accusation was made, there were a couple of likely outcomes. Sometimes the wounds heal over and are remembered only when the scars are unexpectedly revealed. Because of the effect of Daimler AG´s power abuse scandal inflicted by its managerial classes, it is crucial that we understand the whole story. To be continued.
Mercedes-Benz Group AG
The Mercedes-Benz Group AG (previously named Daimler-Benz, DaimlerChrysler and Daimler) is a German multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is one of the world’s leading car manufacturers. Daimler-Benz was formed with the merger of Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft in 1926. The company was renamed DaimlerChrysler upon acquiring the American automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation in 1998, and was again renamed Daimler AG upon divestment of Chrysler in 2007. In 2021, Daimler AG was the second-largest German automaker and the sixth-largest worldwide by production. In February 2022, the company was renamed to its current name.
The Mercedes-Benz Group’s marques are Mercedes-Benz for cars and vans (including Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach) and Smart. It has shares in other vehicle manufactures such as Daimler Truck (founded as a wholly owned subsidiary of the group), Denza, BAIC Motor and Aston Martin.
By unit sales, the Mercedes-Benz Group is the thirteenth-largest car manufacturer. The group provides financial services through its Mercedes-Benz Mobility arm. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. In the Mercedes-Benz complex in Stuttgart are situated the central company headquarters, the Mercedes-Benz offices, a car assembly plant, the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Arena.