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Title: Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case
Post by: Homer J Simpson on January 18, 2019, 08:49:30 am


"The indictment says the employees realized there wasn't enough room in the vehicles to meet VW design standards for a large trunk and high-end sound system while holding a big tank for fluid to treat diesel emissions. So they and co-conspirators designed software to cheat on the emissions tests so they could get by with a smaller tank for the fluid."




https://komonews.com/news/nation-world/grand-jury-charges-4-audi-managers-in-emissions-case

Title: Re: Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case
Post by: JPortici on January 18, 2019, 10:28:09 am
I had to re-read that statement like 4 times.. and still.. WTF did i just read?
Title: Re: Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case
Post by: cdev on January 20, 2019, 01:11:56 am
I find it hard to believe that low level managers were the ones actually responsible.
Title: Re: Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case
Post by: Stray Electron on January 20, 2019, 01:35:17 am
  A grand jury in Detroit (USA) indicts four managers in Germany.  Oh yeah, that's really going to work! NOT!  I wonder if they ever heard of a little thing called "jurisdiction"?
Title: Re: Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case
Post by: raptor1956 on January 20, 2019, 01:39:20 am
Hey, if VW wants to sell in the USA maybe they need to comply with the laws in the USA -- just sayin!


Brian
Title: Re: Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case
Post by: Stray Electron on January 20, 2019, 02:41:29 am
  Indicting 4 low to mid level engineers probably satisfies the Feds as far as holding someone responsible for the emissions violations, and will allow Audi to continue selling in the US with no meaningful consequences.
Title: Re: Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case
Post by: cdev on January 20, 2019, 02:49:38 am
Have I got the video for you.. talking about small fish getting busted while big fish go free...  This is large but worth it.

I wish they were all like this guy.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dvq3147uhoauc41/AAB7mKzTEjCwXnbxOKe1eGOOa?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dvq3147uhoauc41/AAB7mKzTEjCwXnbxOKe1eGOOa?dl=0)


found at this great web site:
http://wallstreetonparade.com/2019/01/former-sec-attorney-james-kidney-is-captured-regulators-worst-nightmare/ (http://wallstreetonparade.com/2019/01/former-sec-attorney-james-kidney-is-captured-regulators-worst-nightmare/)
Title: Re: Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case
Post by: raptor1956 on January 20, 2019, 03:37:10 am
  Indicting 4 low to mid level engineers probably satisfies the Feds as far as holding someone responsible for the emissions violations, and will allow Audi to continue selling in the US with no meaningful consequences.


No doubt, that is the way it is.  The big guys know not to put anything in writing or have there voice recorded and tend to issue instructions, verbally and with coded language, to a very small number of underlings that 'spread the word'.  I believe a guy named Cohen here in the USA knows all about that game.


Brian