Audi CEO Stadler arrested

Hair, 18. June 2018 (Update)

As the Online edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and a number of other media to report consistent, was Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, taken today, Monday morning, on a provisional basis. A group spokesman had confirmed already, so the messages. The arraignment, which is ongoing.

Approval of rigged cars

The graduate in business administration Stadler is since the beginning of 2007, the Audi boss. He was the successor of Martin Winterkorn, who was then-VW boss. During the winter, grain 2015, resigned because of the exhaust having an affair, passed by the crisis to Stadler so far without consequences. However, at the 11. June 2018, had informed the Munich public prosecution office, against Stadler and another Audi Board of management member will be determined. Because Stadler should have known, that the regulatory Approvals have been requested for engineered vehicles, he was "fraud, as well as indirect false certification" are accused of.

A Mail as a piece of evidence

? According to the SZ, the investigators have found in its repeated raids a Mail, according to Stadler, 2015 notes on the manipulation. Was arrested Stadler now because of the danger of collusion, so the SZ. This afternoon, the SZ reported in addition, that distribution Board Bram Schot takes provisionally the lead of Audi. The 56-year-old Dutchman had only been In the fall of 2017 to the Board.(sl)