Former Volkswagen chief charged with dieselgate

Former Volkswagen chief charged with dieselgate

September 9, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Martin Winterkorn will join four other brand executives who will appear in court.

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will appear in court along with four other former brand executives. Everyone is accused of a major fraud in Germany related to the scandal known to us as “dieselgate”.

A recent trial in Braunschweig, Germany, reportedly filed a motion alleging fraud against Winterkorn on a number of additional charges, including abuse of trust and the formation of a criminal group.

The lawsuit states that Martin Winterkorn knew about the manipulation of air emissions in 2014, that is, a year before the company officially admitted his guilt. In addition, he is accused of introducing a brand of software in cars, the purpose of which was to hide the device, which falsifies the performance.

Winterkorn himself denies all charges against him. One way or another, but the former leaders face from six months to 10 years in prison, as well as deprivation of any bonuses by court order, received from the sale of diesel cars.