A former head developer at audi has made serious accusations against CEO rupert stadler in the diesel affair at the heilbronn labor court. The lawyer of the engineer quoted on tuesday (21. February 2017) from a conversation between the 48-year-old and stadler. "Stadler stresses that everything happened under prere from volkswagen and the volkswagen supervisory board," lawyer hans-georg kauffeld read from the accompanying transcript. According to the transcript, the engineer said that he had been sacrificed for the board of directors and the supervisory board. Stadler had replied: "there is some truth in that."
The developer is defending himself in court against his dismissal in the course of the diesel scandal at volkswagen. He was initially given a paid leave of absence by audi in november 2015 after the discovery of the fraud software in diesel engines. In the meantime, audi has given him notice. He also keeps the notice of 15. February 2017 for ineffective. "This was only to prevent the court date today," said his defense lawyer (az.: 5 ca 219. In september 2015, it became known in the USA that volkswagen had been using a program to manipulate diesel emission values for years. In addition to the core VW brand, models from volkswagen brands such as audi, seat and skoda are also affected.