The court left the former head of Audi in prisonAugust 15, 2018
Former head of the company Audi Rupert Stadler will remain under arrest – the court of Munich rejected an appeal to release the top manager. This is reported by the publication Automobilewoche.
Rupert Stadler was arrested by the German authorities in June 2018 on suspicion of participating in the “diesel scandal” around the Volkswagen concern. Ex-head of Audi suspected of fraud and participation in an advertising campaign containing deliberately false information. At the moment, the 55-year-old top manager is held in prison in the city of Augsburg in southern Germany.
Let’s remind, the scandal around Volkswagen, connected with the deliberate understating of 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 the leadership and multimillion-dollar reviews of cars around the world
Temporary Acting Head of Audi was appointed Bram Shot. Before the 57-year-old Dutch specialist headed the sales and marketing department of the German company. According to the edition of Automobilewoche, from January 1, 2019 the head of Audi will be Markus Dusmann, who now occupies the position of Director of Purchasing and Supply in BMW.