Rolls whistleblower 'felt depressed'

Dec 11, 2012

Whistleblower claims he was left feeling 'depressed' and 'cheated' by his experience at Rolls Royce

The whistleblower behind serious bribery allegations against Rolls Royce has claimed he felt depressed and cheated by the company as a result of his actions, according to The Daily Telegraph. Dick Taylor, who worked twice in Indonesia as Rolls' technical liaison manger, was told he was at risk of dismissal following his allegation that a manager in the country was misusing a company expense account. This threat prompted Taylor to make further allegations that the company paid a $20 million bribe and gave a blue Rolls Royce car to Tommy Suharto, the son of Indonesia's former dictator. The bribe was allegedly intended to ensure that Garuda - the Indonesian airline - purchased Rolls' Trent 700 engines for planes it was buying. Rolls is currently being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office over alleged malpractice in Indonesia and China.

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