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Dieselgate row: German prosecutors charge ex Audi boss Stadler with fraud

Over 430,000 VW, Audi and Porsche cars fitted with "defeat devices" to fool regulators' emissions tests, the prosecutors say

Rupert Stadler

Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler | File photo

AFP | PTI Frankfurt Am Main (Germany)
German prosecutors said Wednesday they had charged former Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler with fraud over the Volkswagen subsidiary's role in the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.
"Professor Rupert Stadler and three other defendants... are accused of fraud, falsifying certifications and illegal advertising," the prosecutors said, linked to over 430,000 VW, Audi and Porsche cars fitted with "defeat devices" to fool regulators' emissions tests.

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 12:25 PM IST

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