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Germany charges ex-VW CEO Winterkorn, managers with fraud in Dieselgate row

They are accused of multiple crimes realised in a single criminal action, especially a particularly serious case of fraud and an infraction of the law against unfair competition

AFP | PTI  |  Frankfurt Am Main 

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German prosecutors said Monday they had charged former chief executive Martin Winterkorn, and four other managers, over the group's "dieselgate"

They "are accused of multiple crimes realised in a single criminal action, especially a particularly serious case of fraud and an infraction of the law against unfair competition," the prosecutors said.

Winterkorn has been singled out for his role as a "guarantor" to authorities that the group was not selling cheating vehicles "even after he knew about the illegal manipulations".

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 16:50 IST
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