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German prosecutors charge more VW managers in emissions scandal  

German prosecutors have charged 15 executives from Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and a car supplier in connection with the diesel emissions scandal that emerged in 2015, as stated by a spokesperson. The suspects are accused of aiding and abetting fraud in combination with tax evasion, indirect false certification and criminal advertising, said Klaus Ziehe from the prosecutor’s office in the northern city of Braunschweig. The prosecutor’s office did not name any of the charged executives, who are accused of bringing cars onto the market in a condition that was not officially approved, meaning they were illegal and advertised misleadingly, Ziehe said.

Volkswagen said last month that it would claim damages from its former CEO Martin Winterkorn and former Audi boss Rupert Stadler over the diesel emissions scandal, which was discovered in 2015, as it looks to draw a line under its biggest-ever crisis.

Source: Reuters

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