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Volkswagen fires Audi CEO Rupert Stadler

Volkswagen fires Audi CEO Rupert Stadler

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Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Volkswagen fired Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, who's been in jail in Germany since June in connection with a large-scale emissions cheating scandal that enveloped the parent company last year. Volkswagen AG announced Stadler's termination Tuesday, which includes his departure from Volkswagen and Audi's boards of management. "Mr. Stadler is leaving the companies with immediate effect and will no longer work for the Volkswagen Group," the company said in a statement. "Mr. Stadler is doing so because, due to his ongoing pretrial detention, he is unable to fulfil his duties as a member of the board of management and wishes to concentrate on his defense." Stadler was arrested June 18 in Munich on suspicion of fraud. He has denied any involvement in the scandal. Audi, Volkswagen's lu...