In the Diesel affair, the public Prosecutor's office Munich II against three former members of the Board of management of Audi AG and head of Department in the retirement charged. The authority throws at them, according to information from Thursday amounted to, in front of indirect false certification, as well as criminal advertising. Previously, the "Handelsblatt had reported that" about it. The land court of Munich II now has to decide whether it admits the charges and there is a process.
The former head of the Department for the public Prosecutor's office submit the information according to the load, for vehicles of the brands Audi, VW and Porsche, the development of engines causes the controller was equipped with an unauthorized software function. This is said to have made on the chassis dynamometer, the exhaust gas reduction works differently - and better - than in the real driving operation. This function is as a switch-off device is known.
From the on Wednesday charged are affected by the information according to a total of 434.420 vehicles of the brands Audi, VW and Porsche, which were sold mainly on the American and European market.
The former members of the Board, the office of the public Prosecutor accuses, according to the notice, starting from different points in time between October 2013 and September 2015 of the manipulations, knew and still have the sale or not prevented causes. One of the accused in addition to Audi AG, in the run-up to his call from the top Management to the Board of management in the year 2016 about his involvement in the manipulation deceived. So he had received "fraudulent" Executive compensation.
It is a further step in the investigation: In the case of the former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and three co-defendants from 30 is. September, the process to be made. In these cases, the allegations are of fraud, indirect false certification and criminal advertising. Stadler got the latest known at the end of September 2015 of the exhaust gas manipulations for Audi diesel engines, but the sale of the cars, nevertheless, not prevented, the charge against him. For the process, the court has scheduled nearly 200 days of trial until the end of December 2022.Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 06:20