CEO of Audi Arrested
Once again, the plot within the VW Dieselgate scandal thickens. On June 18, Audi Chief
Executive Rupert Stadler was arrested in Munich,
Germany. Prosecutors and at least one judge feared that Stadler might obstruct the ongoing investigation into the diesel emissions cheating scandal that broke in 2015. The arrest comes after Audi’s admission last month that an additional 60,000 A6 and A7 diesel models were found to have software issues that impacted their emissions. Stadler is a key figure in VW’S new leadership structure, which has been rapidly transitioning toward electric vehicles.