Given your claim above that managers made the decision to scrap a many hundred million dollar project I assume you think something nefarious occurred? While I certainly won't claim it never happens you are talking about fairly high level people(vice president level I'd imagine) and they would be risking the ruination of their lives of it came out (and it likely would). For these kinds of people it just isn't worth it (they're not wall Street bankers, for one).
As for two, you might want to revisit your reasoning. The cars against the others, should say, were clear cut, this would be anything but that.