Audi CEO arrested by Munich prosecutors on risk he may suppress evidence

CEO Rupert Stadler

Munich prosecutors stated that Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday as investigators observed the risk that he might look to suppress evidence associated with a diesel emissions investigation. “The suspect has been seen by a judge, who has ordered him to be remanded in custody,” the prosecutors’ office stated. The prosecutors’ office […]

Munich prosecutors broaden Audi investigation to board level

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Munich prosecutors on Friday stated a criminal investigation into diesel manipulation at automaker Audi has now reached the management board level. The investigation is focusing unknown individuals, a spokesperson for the Munich prosecutor’s office stated on Friday. “The investigation is at the level of present and previous Audi board members,” the spokesperson said, adding that […]

Munich prosecutors arrest Audi worker in diesel emissions probe

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Munich prosecutors arrested an Audi worker on suspicion of fraud and incorrect advertising with association to the automaker’s emissions scandal. This is the first arrest in Germany related to the parent company Volkswagen‘s diesel emissions scandal. The Audi worker was arrested, at the behest of Munich prosecutors, a representative for the Munich prosecutors office stated […]

Court says prosecutor’s investigation of Volkswagen’s dieselgate law firm was not illegal

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Investigating the workplaces of Volkswagen‘s law firm was not unlawful, a German regional court stated on Monday, prompting the automaker to say it would lodge an appeal with Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court. In March, Munich prosecutors investigated the workplaces of Jones Day, a U.S. law firm employed by Volkswagen to examine its emissions scandal, stepping […]