Volkswagen CEO says emissions scandal bill could rise – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015

VW admitted on Sept. 18 it used illegal software to manipulate emissions tests on diesel vehicles in the United States, sparking the biggest business crisis in its history.


The admission has wiped about a quarter off its stock market value, forced out its long-time chief executive and sparked investigations and lawsuits across the world.


Volkswagen has suspended Frank Tuch, head of group quality control, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.


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Tuch is the fifth suspended worker whose name has become public. Volkswagen declined to comment and Tuch did not reply to repeated attempts by Reuters to contact him.


Asked whether a small group of employees could have alone been responsible for the deception, Mueller said: “We are still deep in the middle of the clarification, including the question of the possible culprits and causes.”


Mueller, who replaced former chief executive Martin Winterkorn a week after the scandal broke, said the investigations were “relatively extensive and complicated” and went back to 2005.


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