Volkswagen Asks Audi CEO To Pay Back ‘Beer Contest’ Party Expenses

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The German auto major has been in the thick of a diesel gate scandal and has been asked to shell out millions of dollars to the owners of the Volkswagen cars.

Amid the scandal, Volkswagen has asked the head of its luxury unit, Audi to repay the expenses incurred at the private 'Beer-Contest' party which the car maker had paid for.

Audi Chief Executive, Rupert Stadler has paid back the entire expenses which ran up to $13,980 for the 'Beer-Contest' party. The party was for about 30 managers in May 2015. After an internal revision, the party was re-classified as private, and the expenses had to be reimbursed.

Part of the Volkswagen defeat software was developed by Audi and it is among the emission scandal. In Germany, any unwanted expenses are a hot topic in the country. In 2009, an incident of a staff committing the theft of a meatball was fired immediately.

In the US, Volkswagen has agreed to pay $15.3 billion as settlement for the scandal which has affected car models like Golf, Jetta, Beetle, Passat, and the Audi A3 that use the 2.0-liter VW TDI diesel engine and were from the 2009 to 2015 model years.

VW is still working on the brand image as it has been badly hit due to the scandal, with compensation not just in the US but other countries as well.

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Story first published: Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 11:09 [IST]
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