Former chairman of the German carmaker Audi and a former member of the Board of Directors of its parent company, the Group Volkswagen (VW), R You pert Stadler This Tuesday in front of justice he admitted his responsibility in the scandal of manipulation of diesel engine emissions data.
his lawyers told Provincial Court of Munich A statement was read in which he said his client admitted he had an opportunity to intervene to stop the manipulation and did not do so.
with your statement Stadler — the first former member of the VW board of directors to plead guilty — avoiding a possible conviction that would have forced him to go to prison.
Stadler was given a prison term by the court after a plea bargain. confession and payment of a fine of 1.1 million euros, a sentence of less than two years, which would allow release under certain conditions.
Stadler had long claimed his innocence, but at the end of March this year his attitude changed when the court told him that without a confession he risked going to court. the prison,
At that time, the court considered it proved that no later than July 2016 Stadler He had to know that the emissions data had been systematically manipulated.
However, instead of thoroughly examining the situation, they allowed cars with data emissions cleverly Their sales will continue till 2018.
procedure followed in Munich Fudging emissions data at Audi may end in June.
former director of engine development Audi Wolfgang Hatz, and two engineers had already confessed to ordering changes to the engine’s computer system to manipulate emissions data in shop tests.
Proceedings against directors of others manufacturers The number of automobiles in other cities has not yet taken off.
The scandal over the manipulation of diesel engine emissions data from various car manufacturers – where it all began VW– This was broken when it became known that engineers had installed a system that allowed emissions to be reduced compared to those produced in normal traffic when workshop tested, thereby formally complying with the legal limits It became possible.