South Korea To File Criminal Case Against VW & Audi Chief

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The Diesel Gate emission scandal continues to haunt Volkswagen as South Korea's Environment Ministry is planning to file a criminal case against the local Chief of Volkswagen and Audi.

The South Korean Ministry has decided to take such a step because Volkswagen, the German carmaker has failed to address elements required under the country's environmental law, under a recall plan that was submitted on Jan 6, 2016. The criminal complaint will be against Johannes Thammer, the Managing Director of Audi Volkswagen, Korea.

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In November 2015, South Korea conducted its own emission test for cars made by Volkswagen and Audi, and fined the carmaker $ 11.7 million and also ordered a recall of 1,25,552 vehicles.

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Story first published: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 9:35 [IST]
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