Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested in Munich Monday in connection with the diesel-cheating scandal, making him the highest-profile target in the probe that's engulfed the carmaker and parent Volkswagen for nearly three years.

Volkswagen AG, owners of the Audi brand, confirmed Stadler's arrest to the BBC this morning.

FILE PHOTO: Audi head of the board Herbert Diess (L) and CEO Rupert Stadler attend company's annual shareholders meeting in Ingolstadt, Germany May 9, 2018.

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The prosecutors' office recently widened its emissions cheating probe to include Stadler among the suspects accused of fraud and false advertising. It said shortly afterward that a judge had ordered him kept in custody pending possible charges at prosecutors' request.

"The presumption of innocence remains in place for Mr. Stadler", Audi said.

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Munich prosecutors and Stadler himself were not immediately available for comment.

It was in September 2015 when VW admitted to using illegal software to cheat USA emissions tests on diesel engines.

Prosecutors pushed for Stadler's arrest over fears that he might try to evade justice, dpa reported.

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The vehicle manufacturer pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the United States and nine managers, including former CEO Martin Winterkorn, were charged. The executive was arrested at his home in Ingolstadt, in the early hours on Monday, they said.

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