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Arrested Audi CEO to be questioned by Wednesday: German prosecutor

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

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.

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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