Volkswagen CEO was informed about emissions software months before scandal

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Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess was informed about the existence of cheating software in vehicles two months before it was revealed, German magazine Der Spiegel stated. Der Spiegel’s story, based on unsealed documents recently released from the Braunschweig prosecutor’s office, raises concerns about whether the automaker informed investors in a timely manner regarding the scope of […]

Braunschweig investigation of ex-VW CEO unaffected by U.S. indictment

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn

German investigators will keep investigating former Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn’s role in the automaker’s emissions test cheating scandal, the Braunschweig prosecutors’ office stated. “Our investigation strategy does not change only because the Americans file charges against Winterkorn,” a spokesman for the prosecutors’ office stated on Friday. The U.S. indictment of Winterkorn, submitted in secret […]