Volkswagen Ex-Chairman’s Account Is Latest Plot Twist in Emissions Scandal – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017

BERLIN—Volkswagen AG’s former chairman has told prosecutors that senior executives and directors were aware of the company’s emissions cheating months before it was disclosed by U.S. authorities, raising questions about the car maker’s official narrative of the scandal.

Details of sworn testimony by ex-chairman Ferdinand Piech, which recently were reported in the German media, contradict statements about the scandal by other senior Volkswagen officials, according to members of Volkswagen’s supervisory board. In Germany’s…

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