Volkswagen’s Former CEO Has Been Charged with Fraud in Germany
VW has admitted installing software in its diesel cars that turned on pollution controls when vehicles were being tested and switched them off during everyday driving. That made it look as if the cars met tough U.S. limits on harmful pollutants known as nitrogen oxides.
In all, some 11 million cars worldwide were equipped with the illegal software.
Prosecutors said the defendants — all top Volkswagen managers — were part of a deception that started in 2006.