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BERLIN (Reuters) – German prosecutors have charged 15 executives of Volkswagen AG (OTC 🙂 and a supplier in connection with diesel engine emissions scandal, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) news agency. ) reported on Saturday.
The suspects were accused of assisting and facilitating fraud associated with tax evasion, indirect false certification and criminal advertising, the news agency quoted Klaus Ziehe, a spokesman for the Braunschweig prosecutor’s office.
The prosecutor’s office did not name the accused executives, the report said.
There was no immediate comment from the prosecutor’s office or from Volkswagen (DE :).
Last month, Volkswagen said it would be claiming damages from former CEO Martin Winterkorn and former Audi director Rupert Stadler over the diesel-engine emissions scandal, discovered in 2015, as it seems will draw a line in the biggest crisis ever.
Winterkorn’s trial and other managers were postponed until September due to the pandemic.
In 2019, the former CEO and other regulators were charged with vehicles sold to consumers with so-called beat devices that help break environmental tests on diesel engines.
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