TURIN — Spain's highest court in June ruled that J. Ignacio Lopez de Arriotua, 60, could not be extradited to the U.S. to face charges that he stole trade secrets from General Motors Corp., where he served as chief of worldwide purchasing. The decision means that he is unlikely to ever stand trial for corporate espionage related to his defection to Volkswagen AG in 1993. VW in 1997 agreed to pay GM US$100 million as part of a settlement that also called for buying US$1 billion in auto ...

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