Friday, February 3, 2017

Piëch burdened winter grain

status: 03.02.2017 20:01 PM

The former VW Supervisory Board, the heads of Piëch charged Ex-VW boss Winterkorn. The have to learn Piëch, earlier than previously eingräumt of the exhaust scandal, according to the “mirror”. According to information from and “SZ” learned Piëch by Israel’s Ex-Ambassador Primor from the scandal.

in resentment at Volkswagen, who left the former Supervisory Board chief Ferdinand Piëch-loaded in the exhaust gas affair a “mirror”report according to the former chief Executive, Martin Winterkorn. Piëch explained in a detailed statement before the Prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig, winter grain have a lot to learn earlier fraud of the Diesel, than previously acknowledged, according to the magazine. Piëch himself have received at the end of February 2015, the note that VW have in the US is a Problem. Notes to a Software for the Manipulation of the exhaust gas values would have provided the US authorities are already in the group.

According to the “mirror” wants to have addressed Piëch winter grain at the time. But the former boss at VW, told him not assured, such a paper from the United States exist. This statement have made Piëch already at the end of last year, according to the magazine without mentioning the source. Of the public Prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig, there is, as yet, no opinion. VW did not want to comment on the report.

this information has come from Israel’s Ex-Ambassador

According to information of the “süddeutsche Zeitung” got Piëch, the information of the former Israeli Ambassador to Germany, Avi Primor. The was, therefore, in February 2015 in the VW Headquarters in Wolfsburg to visit. Actually, it should go to safety issues. Later Piëch and Primor have pulled back to a Four-eyes conversation. Primor is supposed to have said, in America there were problems with the exhaust gases, VW have cheated. Primor quoted from a paper. Piëch, however, should have no copy of it.

and “SZ” with this process, and its roller face, said Primor in the afternoon, in a telephone conversation: “I don’t want to say anything. Thank you for your understanding.” With the information from the interview with Primor Piëch wants to have addressed in March 2015 at the Geneva motor show, former VW chief Martin Winterkorn on manipulations in the United States.

This topic should also be one of the backgrounds for Piëchs been surprising attack in April 2015 on the winter grain. Piëch wanted to get rid of the VW chief Executive at that time, with the words: “I’m at a distance to winter grain.” Piëch should have said months ago to be Familiar, the exhaust gas affair was the true reason why he had before known of the fraud went public on winter grain.

New investigations of the winter grain

Winterkorn’s outstanding lawyers for the news Agency dpa said that her client had “only a few days ago, of the existence of a further statement by the former Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Prof. Dr. F. Piëch,”. Winterkorn know, however, no Details as yet. “Mr Winterkorn will respond to the complaints against it – and to this statement – as soon as it have put the files of the public Prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig for inspection.”

The Braunschweig Prosecutor’s office had extended a week ago, the investigations of the winter grain on the suspicion of fraud. According to the criminal had “sufficient factual evidence” that the former head of the group, could be earlier than he publicly claimed to be the Scam software and their effect have known pursuers. The investigating authority relied on its own questioning of witnesses and the evaluation of the seized files.

Winterkorn himself has repeatedly asserted, to have to wait until September 2015 for the millions of exhaust gas manipulation. It was shortly after the diesel scandal, from his post at the helm of Europe’s biggest car maker will be resigned.

Higher hurdles for Manager bonuses

Meanwhile, is kindled within the group, the debate over the severance pay and bonuses of top managers. According to the will of the works councils of the lush bonus payments for the managers should flow only with a correspondingly high performance. The group works Council chief Bernd Osterloh called for in the “Braunschweiger Zeitung”: “It does not fit into the picture: temporary workers will be signed off by the Board of Directors, and at the same time a Board member is a member with a million out the door.”

VW had already announced in 2016, and his Manager want the remuneration system to change. Recently however, there was criticism, because Christine Hohmann-because to Hardt say goodbye to a payment of twelve million euros, after only a year of working as a VW Board of management member for integrity and legal Affairs.

About this theme reported tagesschau24 on 03. February 2017 to 15:00.


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