Rupert Stadler CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi attends the "AI for Good" Global Summit at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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The former head of Volkswagen's luxury division Audi has been charged with fraud in Germany over the sale of cars with software that enabled cheating on emissions tests, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutors in Munich said they charged Rupert Stadler and three others with fraud, false certification and criminal advertising, adding another chapter to the Volkswagen diesel scandal that also led to charges in the U.S. and Germany against Volkswagen's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn.Prosecutors alleged Stadler knew about the manipulation in Audi and Volkswagen cars and nevertheless kept selling the models.The accusations relate to 251,000 Audi vehicles, 71,500 Volkswagen cars, and 112,000 Porsches, sold in the U.S. and Europe.
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