Prosecutors have charged Martin Winterkorn, former Volkswagen CEO, awith fraud, unfair competitive practices and breach of trust. The charges center on the Dieselgate scandal and could see Winterkorn jailed for 10 years
The indictment of ex-Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is the next logical step in the aftermath of the company's emissions-cheating scandal. DW's Henrik Böhme thinks the man should now come clean.
An unknown "illegal defeat device" was found in one of the carmaker's Mercedes models, a German newspaper reports. The country's auto sector is struggling to restore its reputation following the Dieselgate scandal.
German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn in the diesel emissions scandal. The charges include one of major fraud. The news coincides with VW showcasing its wares at the Shanghai auto show.
A VW manager, charged recently alongside former CEO Martin Winterkorn, is now being investigated over nearly $1 million in bonuses. The huge cash pile was paid after the Dieselgate emissions scandal came to light.
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