Volkswagen Head Of Quality Control Suspended

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More news about Volkswagen's emission scandal emerge, and the latest according to newspaper reports is that the German carmaker has suspended its head of quality control, Frank Tuch.

Tuch, who is 48 years old is the fifth high ranking VW executive put on leave, in connection to VWs emission scandal. Audi R&D boss Ulrich Hackenberg, VW brand development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser, and Porsche chief engineer Wolfgang Hatz, were some of the company's officials who have been suspended.

Tuch was recruited from Lotus Cars to quality at Volkswagen in 2010 by the carmaker's ex CEO, Martin Winterkorn, who also resigned following the diesel emission scandal.

Investigation is currently going on at VW and investigators are looking for employees who might have known about the cheat device and failed to report it. They are also looking at how the device ended up in 11 million cars worldwide.

The device that manipulated diesel engine emissions started all the way back in 2008, when Tuch was not even recruited. But investigators have found incriminating correspondence, according to newspaper reports.

South Korea is looking to file a lawsuit against VW, as customers feel that they have been cheated by the company and are demanding money, back from VW.

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 16:15 [IST]
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