Volkswagen diesel scandal: Former CEO Martin Winterkorn accused of cover-up

The US Justice Department on Thursday disclosed the filing of criminal charges against former Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, accusing him of conspiring to cover up the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating. The indictment, filed in secret in March, was unsealed in US District Court on Thursday as Volkswagen held its annual meeting in Germany.

Winterkorn resigned days after the scandal over polluting vehicles in the United States became public in September 2015. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Environmental.

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