Date: 5 days ago   Category: Industry

Charges because of "dizelgate" — Rambler News Service are brought to the former head of Volkswagen


Photo: globallookpress.com/Jochen Lübke the Prosecutor's office of the German city of Braunschweig showed to the ex-head of Volkswagen of concern Martin Winterkorn a number of the charges connected with "dizelgeyty" reports Deutsche Welle. "The land court of Braunschweig on Friday received the text of the indictment and now will consider a question of acceptance of business to consideration" — the edition cites words of the senior prosecutor Klaus Ziehe with reference to the dpa agency. The head of concern is accused of fraud with especially aggravating circumstances, unfair competition, evasion of taxes and forgery. Charge considers that Martin Winterkorn possessed information on existence of the programs deceiving tests in April, 2014. More than a year the management hid information from the authorities of the EU and the USA. The party of charge emphasizes that all five members of the former management of Volkswagen who are directly connected with concealment of information have to appear before the court. Вв September, 2015 it was opened that a part of the Volkswagen cars with diesel engines involved special programs which allowed to deceive tests. Later check on environmental safety showed that the volume of harmful emissions of these engines could exceed norm in tens of times. Volkswagen was already necessary to pay more than €29 billion as penalties and compensations, generally in the USA. Nevertheless shareholders of carmaker demand from it €9.2 billion more compensations because of late disclosure of information on incorrect data on emissions of diesel engines of cars of group.

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