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Audi CEO Arrested as Part of Emissions Cheating Probe

Tuesday - 19/06/2018 04:33
Munich prosecutors said Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was being detained due to concerns he might hinder an ongoing investigation into the scandal.

The CEO of German car manufacturer Audi was arrested Monday as part of a probe by authorities into emissions tests cheating, the Munich prosecutor’s office said.

Prosecutors said Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was being detained due to concerns he might hinder an ongoing investigation into the emissions scandal. Stadler was arrested early Monday at his Ingolstadt home.

Rupert Stadler, CEO of German carmaker Audi AG, at the annual press conference at the headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, on March 15. Stadler has been detained as part of a probe into emissions cheating by the company.GETTY IMAGES
Rupert Stadler, CEO of German carmaker Audi AG, at the annual press conference at the headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, on March 15. Stadler has been detained as part of a probe into emissions cheating by the company.GETTY IMAGES

In the wake of a police raid last week on facilities owned by the car manufacturer, which is a luxury car subsidiary of Volkswagen (VW), authorities confirmed that Stadler was under investigation.

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