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Four leniency strain Ex-VW boss

His Jobs at Volkswagen, the former group chief Martin Winterkorn has long been going on. Not even the Supervisory Board seat at Bayern Munich is left to him. Germany, he can't leave, because the U.S. Department of justice, is behind him. And now this: A 692-page indictment of the Prosecutor's office in Braunschweig raises many serious allegations.

four of leniency, the public Prosecutor's office provides according to research by the süddeutsche Zeitung, NDR and WDR, to convict the 71-year-old Ex-Manager of the fraud to car buyers and other offences. The leniency, in part, on many years of VW people that are on the list of the accused. You have says against the "Wiko" as the winter grain was known internally at VW. This should now repeat before the court and testify that the group did not know the chief first of the manipulations, as the US authorities on 18. September 2015 revealed the exhaust gas scandal.

Nevertheless, had still been dirty Diesel vehicles as clean sold. Because the winter grain had decided against disclosure of the fraud, and hoped that violations of Law can be more obscure. So one of the Central allegations of the indictment. It is mainly on the 27. July 2015. On this day, three VW should have informed people from the winter grain on the manipulations, so their statement. First Bernd Gottweis, who had been chief of the Committee for product safety (APS) at VW for a long time to have almost everything prepared, Germany's largest car company problems. God Weis said Winterkorn on the phone that VW in the USA, "" I fucked up.

Later, a group is said to have been quoted by a lawyer to Wiko to the office and him about a forbidden Software in Diesel vehicles, have spoken. The lawyer will have given Winterkorn to the Council, it is not to be by the US authorities and transferred, but to take the Initiative to educate.

And then there was this 27. July 2015 is still the "damage table", which in the case of the VW problems are discussed. The manipulation of entangled technician wants to be informed of the winter grain on the edge of the damage table on Details and possible claims for damages and criminal payments in the United States have warned. 500'000 vehicles could be up to 55'000 dollars expensive. Makes a total of 27.5 billion dollars. Almost as bad as it was later for VW in the USA, what is the Braunschweig Prosecutor's office are accused of part of winter grain.

The fourth key witness, the investigator called, is a leading VW technician. He wants to be in may 2015, as an engine developer, Winterkorn had said in his office what was going on: VW manipulate in the case of diesel vehicles emissions in the USA in the Exhaust gas.

Winterkorn claimed until today, he didn't know anything about manipulation and fraud. And, of course, it is important to remember that the Accused in such Affairs, straining the Top to relieve himself. However, of the 27. July is likely to be in a process against the winter grain and the four co-defendants VW people are the biggest Problem for the Ex-boss of the group. Otherwise, it should stand to the trial of the indictment, the winter grain to prove that he knew already in may 2014 from the manipulation – so a good year earlier.

A note from God to believe that the internal fire brigade man, to the show. But the speech is in the note that the US authorities could investigate a suspicion. Winterkorn also wants to have the note not read at all. Finally, God-oriented self wants only to learn in mid-2015 of the fraud. How could he then inform the winter grain already in 2014?

Now it depends on the leniency from

in Spite of elaborate investigations, the prosecutors, except for this note, have found no significant paper trail. The Board of Directors the documents contained no clear instructions. This dilutes the charge of winter grain, and another former VW Manager, would be approved in November 2014, a largely effect-free Update of the Software. The cost for the Update in the amount of 23 million euros would have been for VW. In this respect, the winter had misappropriated the grain, and the Manager of company funds.

Many, if not all, now depends on the leniency with which the public Prosecutor's office, Winterkorn wants to transfer. One of them is to sit with on the dock, in a potentially year-long trial. Among the five VW-people, where the process is to be made, are two of the default parameters are already technicians. The idea, together with the winter grain, and a further previous group size, charge, comes, apparently, from the Munich public Prosecutor's office II. The has exactly in the planned indictment of Rupert Stadler, the Ex-head of the VW subsidiary Audi. Also he denies everything.

Some of the processes involved in the perception of this procedure as a treatment for confessed, engineers, others point to the sophistication of the approach. To have default parameters are already and repentant technician in the courtroom, will change the climate of the process. In addition, these engineers were always able to explain complicated technical processes – such as ever-present experts.

not everything that obliges the public Prosecutor against the winter grain, is free of contradictions, perhaps, of 27. July 2015 apart. Some of the acts that the investigators had written down one-sided, which speaks against the Ex-chief – and not hidden, which fits in with this Version. For example, it is unclear whether the fourth key witness may really have been in may 2015 for the winter grain, as a supposedly about manipulation spoken. Only one of the prosecutors Wiko, to its credit, namely, that he had early called for low exhaust gas values.

many contradictions in the results of the investigation, the Prosecutor's office is involved to the impression of the method to be easily ignored. In the courtroom, it might be a Central point of contention. "The Whole is not a self-getter," says a party to the proceedings, a lawyer. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 02.05.2019, 19:15 PM

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