Arrested head of Audi dismissed from his postJune 19, 2018
The Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen concern dismissed the head of Audi and removed Rupert Stadler from the board of directors arrested in the case of dieselgate. This is stated in the official message of the German manufacturer.
In Volkswagen, it was clarified that Rupert Stadler himself asked the supervisory board about his suspension from his posts. The company adds that this is a temporary measure, valid until “until all circumstances relating to the arrest of Stadler are clarified.”
Acting Stadler appointed Abraham Shot, who works in Audi nine months. Prior to that, he headed the sales and marketing department.
The head of Audi was arrested on Monday, June 18, in his home. He is accused of fraud and concealment of evidence. The prosecutor’s office believes that Stadler was aware of the use of fraudulent software on cars that understates data on harmful emissions when checking out machines on stands.
Last week, Volkswagen agreed to pay the German authorities a fine of one billion euros due to manipulations with CO2 emission data. In total, the manufacturer paid several tens of billions of dollars in fines in various countries.