The Wall Street Journal: Head of Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. sales sues, claiming he was punished for cooperating with SEC

A top executive at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the Italian-American auto maker, claiming the company cut his pay in retaliation for cooperating with a federal investigation in the U.S. into its sales-reporting practices.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday, Reid Bigland said Fiat Chrysler FCAU, -1.05% slashed his pay by 90% to punish him for cooperating with an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC and the Justice Department have been probing whether the company manipulated monthly sales data to inflate its results, people familiar with the matter said.

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