With VW's ex-CEO now facing charges in the US over the firm's emissions-cheating scandal, questions remain as to what he knew when as Urs Müller from the European School of Management and Technology explains.
Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn just became one of the most senior foreign executives to ever be charged with conspiracy and wire fraud by US prosecutors. But he is simply unable to accept blame, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
Martin Winterkorn said he knew nothing about VW's manipulative software that allowed the company's diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests before revelations broke in 2015. The US disagrees and is seeking his arrest.
US prosecutors have filed charges against Martin Winterkorn, the former CEO of German carmaker Volkswagen, over his involvement in the Dieselgate scandal. Winterkorn is accused of conspiring to mislead US regulators.
The embattled former VW executive is believed to have made more than €100 million through his career at the German carmaker. But that money and his pension could be targeted if he is held responsible for damages.
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