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Former VW chief to be investigated by Germany

The former chief executive of VW who was in charge of the German car manufacturer at the time of the VW emissions scandal has been placed under investigation by German authorities according to The Guardian.

Martin Winterkorn was forced to resign after the emissions scandal broke and prosecutors have now confirmed he and another unamed executive are to be further investigated. This comes days before the annual shareholders meeting which is set to be a angry affiar according to The Guardian. It reports that the shareholders are expected to call for a no-confidence vote in the board and for an independant enquiry.

Since it emerged last September that the VW had fitted so-called defeat devices to 11 million of its diesel vehicles it has set aside 16.2 billion euros to cover settlements and vehicle refits.


If your car has been fitted with the “defeat device” and you think you have suffered loss due to the VW emissions scandal then you can join our class action now. Please visit our website for more information.

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