Latest Martin Winterkorn News

How the Audi CEO's arrest fits into the VW diesel scandal

Jun. 18, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The arrest of the CEO of Volkswagen's Audi division is another milestone in the German automaker's three-year scandal over diesel emissions cheating. Rupert Stadler, who was detained in Germany on Monday, is the highest-level executive at Volkswagen to have been arrested since the scandal...

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Jun. 18, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in fines, the...

Volkswagen fined $1.2 billion in Germany over diesel scandal

Jun. 13, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen said Wednesday that it's being fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) by German authorities in connection with the diesel emissions scandal. Volkswagen said in a statement it would accept the fine imposed by prosecutors in the German city of Braunschweig. Prosecutors...

German prosecutors investigate Audi CEO in emissions case

Jun. 11, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors say they have expanded their probe into manipulation of emissions controls at Volkswagen's Audi division to include Audi's CEO, Rupert Stadler. Munich prosecutors said Stadler's private residence was searched on Monday along with that of another division manager...

VW board eyes damage claims against former CEO Winterkorn

May. 6, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn may never see the inside of a courtroom in the United States in connection with the company's diesel emissions scandal. But his legal troubles are far from over. A VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking whether it can...

US charges don't change German probe of ex-Volkswagen CEO

May. 4, 2018 10:44 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors are saying their probe of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is ongoing and won't be affected by the charges brought against him in the United States. "We have taken account of the U.S. indictment, but it will not change our investigatory approach," said...

US indictment alleges top VW exec knew of emissions cheating

May. 3, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on charges stemming from the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal in a plot that prosecutors allege reached the top of the world's largest automaker. The four-count indictment unsealed Thursday...