Former head of Audi released from custodyOctober 30, 2018
The court of Munich released Rupert Stadler, who was arrested in June on suspicion of participation in the “diesel scandal” around the Volkswagen concern.
The former head of Audi, Rupert Stadler, was released from custody. This decision was made by the court of Munich, reports Reuters. At the same time, the top manager remains under investigation on suspicion of participation in the “diesel scandal” around the Volkswagen concern. The former head of Audi is accused of fraud and participation in an advertising campaign that contains deliberately incorrect information.
Rupert Stadler was arrested by the German authorities in June 2018. A top manager was detained in a prison in the city of Augsburg in southern Germany. In October, the supervisory board of the Volkswagen car concern decided to dismiss Rupert Stadler. The concern explained the decision to the fact that the 55-year-old top manager “is unable to fulfill his duties due to pre-trial detention”. At the same time, the parties reached an agreement on voluntary dismissal.
At the moment, the duties of Audi CEO are performed by Bram Shot. Previously, the 57-year-old Dutch specialist headed the sales and marketing department of a German company. According to unofficial data, from January 1, 2019, Markus Dusmann, who now holds the position of Director of Purchasing and Supply at BMW, will become Audi’s manager.
The scandal around Volkswagen, associated with deliberately lowering the level of harmful emissions from diesel engines, began in the fall of 2015. For the German concern, the situation with “dieselgate” turned into huge fines, the resignation of management and multimillion reviews of cars around the world.