Well, it took three years but it looks like the repercussions of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating is finally reaching the very top of the company’s ladders. Rupert Stadler, CEO of VW’s luxury brand Audi, has been arrested in Germany as part of the still-ongoing investigation into who was truly accountable for the decision to install cheat devices on diesel cars.
Stadler has been with Audi for 28 years, and CNN reports that his arrest was linked to possible “evidence tampering” associated with the investigation. The longtime Audi boss is officially the highest ranking employee of Volkswagen to be arrested thus far, and also had his home searched by investigators.
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Audi CEO arrested in Germany over dieselgate scandal and possible evidence tampering originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at 19:42:44 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Audi CEO arrested in Germany over dieselgate scandal and possible evidence tampering