publication date: Friday, August 28, 2015 (part of Summer 2015)

category: Business

clue: This Michigander's innovative approach to automobile engineering was not successful, in part because of his innovative approach to stock fraud.

explanation: Tucker was an entrepreneur in the automobile business whose designs introduced numerous features still used today, but who quickly went out of business amid allegations of stock fraud. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Mike Eberhart, and Stan Iwanchuk


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