June 18, 2018 / 9:49 AM / a month ago

Arrested Audi CEO to be questioned by Wednesday: German prosecutor

MUNICH (Reuters) - Audi (NSUG.DE) Chief Executive Rupert Stadler will be questioned by Wednesday at the latest, once he has had a chance to confer with his lawyers, the Munich prosecutors’ office said, following his arrest earlier on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Audi CEO Rupert Stadler attends company's annual news conference in Ingolstadt, Germany March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo

Stadler was arrested on fears he would hinder an ongoing investigation into systematic diesel cheating, plunging parent company Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) into a leadership crisis.

Reporting by Irene Preisinger; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Edward Taylor

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