Friday, 4 May 2018

Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn charged in US over diesel emissions scandal



Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn has been charged by US prosecutors in Detroit over the diesel emissions scandal.

 
He has been accused of conspiring to mislead regulators about the German car maker's efforts to cheat the emissions tests of its diesel-fuelled vehicles.


Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of VW


Charges filed in March were revealed on Thursday, adding Mr Winterkorn to the list of accused former VW executives.


VW said it was cooperating with US probes and declined to comment further.


US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the indictment showed that Volkswagen's scheme to cheat its legal requirements went "all the way to the top".




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