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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:24 AM

German prosecutors charge ex-Audi boss with fraud over 'dieselgate'


German prosecutors charge ex-Audi boss with fraud over 'dieselgate'

Date 31.07.2019

Former Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler was indicted Wednesday over his role in the 'dieselgate' emissions-cheating scandal. Prosecutors in Munich filed charges of "fraud, indirect discrimination and false advertising."

It is alleged that Stadler was partly responsible for Audi's decision to sell diesel vehicles with illegally-manipulated emission values, which allowed the company to cut costs, and seemingly adhere to regulators' tests.

Stadler was arrested in 2018 and forced to quit his post.

He is charged with having knowledge about the manipulation by "the end of September 2015 at the latest," the prosecution said. Despite this, he allowed the process to continue.

Two engineers and a former manager also face charges of knowingly selling cars for Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen fitted with so-called "defeat devices." The prosecution estimated over 400,000 such vehicles were sold, mainly in US or European markets.

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Sherman A1 Jul 2019 #1

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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:40 AM

1. Hope that his life

Is filled with lawyers for a very, very long time.

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