Former VW CEO Charged With Fraud In 'Dieselgate' Scandal

Law360, London (April 15, 2019, 5:04 PM BST) -- Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn and four other members of senior management have been charged with multiple counts of fraud and other breaches in connection with the automaker’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal, German prosecutors announced Monday.

Volkswagen’s former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, shown here in Berlin in January 2017, has been charged over the automaker’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal, prosecutors in Germany said Monday. (AP) The public prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig said the five managers are also facing charges including tax evasion and document tampering for their role in conspiring to hide so-called defeat devices designed to cheat pollution tests in vehicles that...

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