Audi CEO Arrested in Dieselgate Case

Audi CEO Arrested in Dieselgate Case

0 comments 📅18 June 2018, 16:15

Rupert Stadler, Audi’s embattled CEO, was arrested Monday “as division of an investigation into diesel affairs and Audi engines,” according to a release from the Munich prosecutor’s division.

Stadler has not been found guilty of a crime yet so the presumption of innocence remains, but he is seen to be at imperil of suppressing evidence, so a German judge ordered that he be remanded into confinement.

The arrest follows a statement from German prosecutors last Monday, saying it would augment its investigation to include Stadler, among others.

Prosecutor’s made the arrest at Stadler’s hospice early on Monday morning.

Stadler has been at the helm of Audi since adequately before the emissions scandal broke and has been criticized in the past for his handling of the aspersion. Still, the Audi board had enough faith in him to give him another five year understanding as CEO, while the Volkswagen board saw fit to put him in charge of Group Sales.

Audi has yet to release a communiqu about the arrest, but a Porsche SE (the company that controls the VW group) spokesperson said that the result would be discussed at a board meeting today.

Prosecutors said that this re was part of its own investigation and that it was not made at the behest of US authorities.

[source: Automotive Advice]

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