Four Audi engineering managers have been indicted for their roles in installing and concealing the infamous emissions “defeat devices." Among their charges are conspiracy, violations of the Federal Clean Air Act, and wire fraud.
The managers allegedly knew the only way to pass emissions tests was to install special software that made the vehicles legal in lab settings but illegal during routine driving.
Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of Volkswagen, is facing similar indictments but can’t be charged because he isn’t the USA. Something tells me he won’t be vacationing here anytime soon.
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