Sunday, 05. February 2017
In the exhaust gas scandal charged Ex-Chairman of the Supervisory Board Piëch-the former VW Boss Winterkorn – and yourself. In the end, you will be asked both may have to pay up. The Supervisory Board intends to examine, according to a report in claims against you.
VW-a major shareholder Ferdinand Piëch must be set according to the VW Supervisory Board and the IG-metal-Chef Jörg Hofmann and possibly compensation claims of the group. Piëch had told the Prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig that he had informed the then chief Executive, Martin Winterkorn earlier than previously admitted about the Manipulation of the Diesel engines. The statement is accurate, then the question of “whether Professor Piëch has fulfilled his duties as the then Chairman of the Supervisory Board authority,” said Hofmann of the “Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper”. Then, any claims for liability to be considered.
For the winter grain is Hofmann shows that the same Was dedicated to the former CEO in fact, earlier in the criminal machinations of his engineers, like Piëch hinted, “we will engage in the ongoing examination of possible liability claims against Board members,” says Hofmann of the sheet.
The Brunswick Prosecutor’s office had extended a week ago, the investigations of the winter grain on suspicion of fraud. According to the criminal had “sufficient factual evidence” that the former head of the group, could be earlier than he publicly claimed to be the Scam software and their effect have known pursuers. The investigating authority relied on its own questioning of witnesses and the evaluation of the seized files.
The former VW Supervisory Board Chairman, Piëch to media reports in February, 2015-problems with exhaust gas manipulations in the United States. A mysterious tipster informed the VW Patriarch in the Four-eyes talking about possible problems in the USA, it was said at the weekend.
Volkswagen had added nearly one and a half years, in September 2015, to pressure the U.S. environmental protection authorities to have the diesel exhaust gas values with a Software manipulated. This detects if a car is on the dyno and even then the nitrogen oxide limit values.
In normal road traffic pollutant emissions many times higher. Worldwide, around eleven million vehicles are affected. The work-up of the scandal will cost the Wolfsburg-based group in North America alone, the equivalent of up to 22 billion euros.