Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Audi ex-CEO is charged with fraud in VW diesel cheating scandal

Audi ex-CEO is charged with fraud in VW diesel cheating scandal

Prosecutors in Germany charged former Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler with fraud and other offenses, accusing the disgraced manager of continuing to sell cars with manipulated engines even after the scandal burst into the open in late 2015.

Stadler, who was charged alongside three others, was detained for months last year after concerns he may have tampered with a witness. Munich prosecutors are accusing the executive of knowing about the deliberate diesel-engine rigging by September 2015, according to a statement Wednesday.

Since the diesel scandal was uncovered, Volkswagen has been repeatedly dragged back into its biggest corporate crisis. Allegations have been...

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