Munich prosecutor’s office filed charges against ex-Audi leadershipAugust 7, 2020
Four former heads of the German company are accused of fraud.
According to the Munich prosecutor’s office, three former board members, as well as the retired head of Audi “are accused of fraud, indirect false certification and criminal advertising.” At the same time, the defendants have not yet been officially named.
It is clarified that high-ranking officials are accused of installing illegal software on Audi cars to underestimate emissions.
Former board members were aware of this practice between October 2013 and September 2015, but did not take any measures to prevent fraud. One of the smelled is silent about his involvement in the case.
Note that the former CEO of Audi Rupert Stadler, as well as three other people in 2019, were charged in connection with the scandal, which was named “dieselgate”. Note that the Volkswagen Group acknowledged the existence of software back in 2015.
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