FrankfurtIn the diesel scandal of Volkswagen want to move to the US authorities, a VW Manager’s responsibility. The Manager should appear on this Monday in Miami before the court, said a spokeswoman for the Prosecutor’s office in Detroit. The US Federal Bureau of investigation have arrested the former head of the Department, which must ensure in the United States for the observance of laws, because of its role in the diesel scandal in Florida, said a familiar with the matter Person to the Reuters news Agency. He is said to have played a key role in the attempted cover-up of the exhaust gas manipulation. Previously, the “New York Times had reported.”
Volkswagen had denied to the US authorities a long time to have the nitrogen oxide values of diesel cars by means of a special Software to manipulate. This ensures that cars exhaust to comply with values only on the test bench, but in the normal traffic on the road. In September 2015, the group added.
The arrest of the VW Managers in the United States in connection with the diesel scandal has hit the Wolfsburg car maker is apparently unprepared. “We have been surprised by it,” said VW sales chief Jürgen Stackmann, the on Monday on the sidelines of the Detroit auto show. The Management was not even known whether there is a connection to the tampering allegations.
Volkswagen had denied to the US authorities a long time to have the nitrogen oxide values of diesel cars by means of a special Software to manipulate. This ensures that cars exhaust to comply with values only on the test bench, but not in the traffic on the road. In the past year, had already added an engineer in the United States, to be a part of the Manipulation may have been involved. Him a process.
The diesel crisis in the autumn of 2015, has left deep traces in the case of VW and the car maker is in a deep crisis. And “diesel’s gate” is far from over. Even before the inauguration of Donald Trump as US President on 20. January Volkswagen media reach according to reports, a Billion settlement with the U.S. Department of justice – and, specifically, this week.
This is a criminal investigation. The associated penalty is likely to be the “Wall Street Journal”, according to the case of several billion dollars. Under civil law, VW has agreed with plaintiffs and authorities, in principle, VW must pay more than $ 17 billion.
The negotiations with the U.S. Department of justice, are also the reason that one was missing in Detroit: VW CEO Matthias Müller saved the trip to the US metropolis. Official reason: There is no private event of the Volkswagen group, therefore the group management Board<./p>
diesel gate: VW in the U.S., approximately 70,000 cars converted
Miller’s resignation but it could also be understood as a kind of self-protection. In a radio interview, Müller had shown, the exhaust gas fraud a year ago in Detroit as a “technical Problem”, and played down. Also, when the group rowed quickly back in to the US authorities that did not go down well.
Such a mishap should not happen again. VW has driven the conversations of managers with journalists on an extremely small level. At the restart attempt in the United States, there should be no noise.