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Rupert Stadler, former Audi boss, accused of fraud in the diesel scandal



BERLIN – German public prosecutor's office has on Wednesday accused Rupert Stadler, the former CEO of the Volkswagen luxury class Audi, of fraud for the role of the company in a diesel emission scam scandal.

Mr. Stadler, who was arrested in June 2018 and later released, and three others unnamed, were charged with developing illegal emissions software used in Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche cars to cheat diesel emissions tests, Teilten reported the Munich prosecutors in a statement with.

The corporation was also charged with forgery of certificates and illegal advertising.

The indictment related to sales of 250,712 Audis, 71,577 Volkswagen and 112,131 Porsche in Europe and the US, prosecutors said.

In 2015, Volkswagen discovered that it uses software in tests to artificially reduce the emission levels of a vehicle. In 2017, the German carmaker committed itself to a huge emission counterfeiting and agreed to pay penalties and settlements amounting to 22 billion US dollars in the USA.


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