Volkswagen's Rough Sex Week

November 21, 2005
It was a tough week for Volkswagen in the old sex department. First, a German newspaper reported that a group of former managers at the center of a sex and bribery investigation may have attempted to misappropriate funds from the Volkswagen Pension Trust (VPT), the €1.5bn pension fund for the carmaker.

Citing an internal memo from the accountant KPMG, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported that among other abuses, the managers may have tried to raid VPT for cash to pay for the bribes and trips abroad where executives and labor leaders participated in sex romps with prostitutes.

If that wasn't enough, Kid Watch, an advocacy group that advises parents about videos aimed at the children's market issued a bulletin on Herbie: Fully Loaded, warning parents of the following content in the G-rated film: "Herbie's new owner wants the free-thinking Volkswagen to become a NASCAR competitor. Car-on-car violence and sexual innuendos involving automobiles."
If they only knew what took place in my old '64 Beetle.—Jim Burt

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