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Molto Verboso
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Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:58 pm quote
No reason given for the raid.

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/fbi-raids-ducati-north-america-offices
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Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:16 am quote
I knew that Ducati motorcycles could be dangerous because of their power but not to the point of justifying an intervention by the FBI; or maybe they want to prevent them from building a scooter?
There is no news on the Italian news...I have a guess but it's partly political and don't want to use a straw to shit out of the jar.
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Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:23 am quote
This
This article suggests it is to do with financial crimes:

https://www.rideapart.com/news/465120/fbi-raids-ducati-north-america-headquarters/

Not sure that such problems justify an armed raid, with guns drawn. But the FBI do love their street theater, grand-standing for the media.

I seem to recollect a similar pre-dawn raid on an elderly political figure in his pajamas.
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Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:35 am quote
Ducati has been long suspected of smuggling high-octane Italian roast coffee in their gas tanks.

Probably related.
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Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:07 am quote
What a relief, just a financial offense? Well ... it's a very italian thing ...
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Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:58 am quote
Re: This
Jimding wrote:
This article suggests it is to do with financial crimes:

Probably doing better than Harley, that's all
Molto Verboso
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Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:15 am quote
Everyone is Guessing
I would expect it has nothing to do with the Brand. Someone may
have been doing the dirty on a tax/financial basis. Kind of weird that
the FBI was involved.

The news story did not have much attention drawn to it.

Bob Copeland
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Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:30 am quote
Re: Everyone is Guessing
Bob Copeland wrote:
I would expect it has nothing to do with the Brand. Someone may
have been doing the dirty on a tax/financial basis. Kind of weird that
the FBI was involved.

The news story did not have much attention drawn to it.

Bob Copeland
In Italy there has been no news ... or at least i, while looking, have not found any trace.
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Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:21 am quote
Re: This
waspmike wrote:
Probably doing better than Harley, that's all
Who isn't?
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Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:59 am quote
Re: This
Jimding wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Probably doing better than Harley, that's all
Who isn't?
Buell ?
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Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:42 pm quote
Raid ?
i have a ducati in my garage, hope they dont come to my house.
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