Three former executives sue Carbon Motors over pay


Three former executive vice presidents of a company that planned to build high-tech police cars at an eastern Indiana factory are suing it for more than $600,000 in deferred wages.

The Connersville News-Examiner reported Wednesday that Trevor Rudderham, Alan Bratt and Keith Marchiando have filed suit in Fayette Circuit Court to collect back wages that they claim defunct Carbon Motors Corp. had promised to pay by March 1.

Bratt resigned Feb. 20, followed the next day by Rudderham and Marchiando.

The company fell apart after the U.S. Department of Energy rejected the company's request for a $310 million loan last year.

A message seeking comment was sent to former Carbon Motors Chairman William Santana Li through the social network LinkedIn. A telephone number for Santana wasn't immediately available.

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