Audi-Volkswagen fraudulent cars scandal update

This 18 June 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Audi CEO Stadler Arrested in Diesel-Cheating Probe

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was taken into custody in Munich as part of the diesel-cheating scandal impacting the automaker and parent company Volkswagen. Bloomberg’s Elizabeth Behrmann reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.”

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Audi boss has to stay in prison for a longer time

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, suspected of fraud and deception, will have to stay in jail for longer. A court in Munich has rejected his request for release.

Stadler has been in prison for eight weeks in the Bavarian city Augsburg for questioning about his role in the diesel scandal. In total, about twenty people are suspects in the case.

The German automotive CEO is suspected of involvement with diesel fuel emissions fraud. He has temporarily been suspended and replaced by the Dutchman Bram Schot.

Strong suspicion

The Audi big boss was arrested in mid-June to prevent him from tampering with evidence or influencing witnesses. According to the court, there are strong suspicions against Stadler.

Audi has sold hundreds of thousands of cars with fraudulent software. The business is part of the Volkswagen Group. All in all, more than 10 million fraudulent cars have been sold by the group.

Stadler has been under fire since Audi admitted in November 2015 that Audi cars also had fraudulent software. That confession came two months after the start of the scandal at Volkswagen. Stadler all that time stayed on as the highest boss at Audi.

Local residents of the central Mexican state of Puebla have accused the German automaker Volkswagen of causing droughts near the company’s assembly plant. The company started using hail cannons to supposedly disrupt the formation of hailstones in the atmosphere, aiming to protect the newly assembled vehicles that sit in outdoor parking lots. However, the devices have reportedly reduced precipitation in the area, threatening the agricultural production of over 100,000 people: here.

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