Munich prosecutors escalate Audi probe to board level


Prosecutors in Munich said a criminal probe into diesel manipulation at Audi has now reached the management board level.
The investigation is targeting unknown individuals, a spokeswoman for the Munich prosecutor’s office said on Friday.
“The investigation is at the level of current and former Audi board members,” the spokeswoman said. The authorities are seeking to establish whether any managers had violated their supervisory duties, she said.
Whether or not supervisory duties have been breached remains unclear, the spokeswoman said.
A breach of supervisory duties could result in a penalty of up to 1 million euros ($1.2 million).
Audi confirmed it had been notified about the probe by prosecutors. The company said it is working constructively with the authorities.
Audi is grappling with car recalls, prosecutor investigations and persistent criticism from unions and managers over its part in parent Volkswagen Group’s emissions scandal and its performance following the scandal.
German investigators raided Audi offices in connection with the scandal in March.
Fuente: Automotive News

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