VW scandal: German prosecutors launch inquiry into former boss

VW scandal: German prosecutors launch inquiry into former boss

Martin Winterkorn faces possible fraud charges over world’s biggest carmaker’s use of software to rig diesel emissions tests

The crisis enveloping Volkswagen has intensified as German prosecutors opened an investigation of the former boss of the world’s biggest carmaker, Martin Winterkorn, over the emissions scandal.

As a senior German politician expressed concerns about the effects on the wider economy, Winterkorn became the subject of a preliminary inquiry by prosecutors in Braunschweig into possible fraud relating to the sale of vehicles with manipulated emissions data.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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