Audi CEO Is Hoping To Get Released After One Month In Jail

About a month ago, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested as a result of the ongoing investigation into Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal, as prosecutors feared that he might try to suppress evidence if not taken into custody.

While they acknowledged the arrest, both Audi and VW stated that Stadler, the most senior executive from the VW Group to be arrested with regards to the previously-mentioned scandal, should still be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Now, the suspended CEO has appealed to a court with hopes to be released from custody after having spent the past month in jail, reports Automotive News. A Munich court will need to review his appeal and decide whether or not he should be freed from his current whereabouts, specifically a prison in Augsburg.

According to the prosecutor’s office, while Stadler initially cooperated with authorities, he has now stopped giving statements. Prosecutors are now probing both Stadler as well as another member of Audi’s top management, for suspected fraud and false advertising regarding pollution levels in its cars and manipulated vehicle tests.

Until this matter is resolved, sales exec Abraham Schot will remain Stadler’s interim replacement. Before arriving at the VW Group, Schot was in charge of Daimler’s sales and marketing department, first in the Netherlands, followed by Italy. If Stadler will not be reinstated, Schot will probably continue calling the shots.

  • Doodes

    30 days for polluting the planet on a mass scale??? Wow, those Europeans sure are serious when it comes to protecting the planet!!!

    • brn

      He hasn’t been released yet. That’s simply what his legal team is hoping for.

      He hasn’t been tried yet. If convicted, I’m sure he’ll spend more than 30 days in jail or prison.

      It’s a BS, attention grabbing, headline.

    • SteersUright

      Sadly, we Americans have a far worse track record. We nearly brought down modern civilization as we know it in 2007 due to Corporate American Greed. Did you see any high ranking financial executive serve even 1 day?

    • Beelzaboot teriaksun

      Yeah buddy, your fullsize pick-up trucks are clean as a whistle, I’m SUPER CERTAIN THEY DON’T POLLUTE THE PLANET ON A MASS SCALE.

      And FCA was definately not found cheating on the same matter ! Did anyone go to jail over this ?

      Disclaimer : sarcasm ( you seem like the type of person who wouldn’t know sarcasm even if it hit you on the side of your head )

      friggin hypocrite …

  • Mr. EP9

    I heard he dropped the soap. If true, I can see why he might want out.

    • Doodes

      Give him time, he might never want to leave.

    • brn

      Never understood how rape is magically funny when it happens in prison.

      • SteersUright

        Everything can be funny. Should be? Who knows. Can be? Most certainly.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    welll duh of course…i wqs even suprised he was even going in…dude Rich rich wealthy ppl such as ceos presidents govern vips..ect dont go to jail…only normal citizens do. watta world we live in..if this was any normal citizen..he or she wouldve been fined millions and 10 to 15 yrs in prison.

  • Six_Tymes

    awww how cute, he paid his way out. corrupt

  • robotlogic

    I don’t like the sound of: “he might try to suppress evidence if not taken into custody” Kind of sounds like the government didn’t have any of their own evidence to start with.

  • Enter Ranting

    Monkey gassers…

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      I haven’t heard of this show before!
      What network is it on?
      Is it anything like Grease Monkeys?

    • TheHake

      They gassed the wrong monkeys

  • SteersUright

    If there is solid evidence he engaged in criminal acts, they should absolutely be careful with a rich and power executive and the flight risk letting him go may pose to the case.

  • TheHake


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