Monthly Archives: August 2013

For an upstart electric-car company with big ambitions, its ties to Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe have been both a blessing and a curse. The company, GreenTech, is now front and center in Virginia’s 2013 race for governor, and its critics are raising questions about political favoritism, national-security risks, and the government’s role in foreign investments—unwelcome attention for the struggling firm. McAuliffe defended his role in the company in a recent op-ed. But troubles began for two GreenTech executives before...
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As federal investigators probe whether top U.S. government officials gave special treatment to Terry McAuliffe’s company GreenTech Automotive, the controversy has shed light on lobbying efforts by McAuliffe and two of his Northern Virginia business partners. One is Anthony D. Rodham, a brother of former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton. The other is GreenTech co-founder and chief executive Xiaolin “Charles” Wang, a lawyer with expertise in trade law and foreign investment who said he has second thoughts about going into business...
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In 2013, bulldozers are just now moving dirt on the site of the proposed factory. ‘They’ve just been very elusive and we’ve all kind of kept an eye on ‘em, but not a whole lot is going on,” said Tunica Times editor Meg Coker, who has heard the rumors and reports about the company not making cars, but hasn’t been able to prove much. Now the political group ‘Citizens United’ has produced a documentary that supports concerns WREG reported last...
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