Topman Audi is part of Research Fiddle Software. The research into the use of fake software at Audi, the luxury brand of Volkswagen, is being extended to the top man. CEO Rupert Stadler suspected in fraud and misleading advertising.
According to the Fortune News, the public prosecutor in Munich announced that he now has twenty suspects and that Monday the apartment of Stadler and another driver were examined.
In April Stadler was promoted to sales director for Volkswagen. But now an issue has created a management crisis for Audi and parent company Volkswagen.
Stadler has been CEO at Audi since 2007 and has been a financial director for four years.
Audi in November 2015 acknowledged that the 3-litre V6 diesel engines were equipped with a device to fiddle with the emissions. Last month, more problems encountered in another 60,000 cars.