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Ex-VW director says could sue Piech over diesel claims
February 8, 2017 / 8:15 PM / 8 months ago

Ex-VW director says could sue Piech over diesel claims

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Berthold Huber, who served on Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) supervisory board executive committee until November 2015, said he was not informed by then-Chairman Ferdinand Piech about VW’s diesel emissions cheating in the United States.

File Photo: Berthold Huber delivers his speech at the start of the Volkswagen annual shareholder meeting in Hanover, Germany, May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

“I can swear in any court in the world that Piech did not talk to me about the matter, neither in person nor in a group of people. I reserve the right to take legal action against Ferdinand Piech,” Huber, a former head of the powerful IG Metall trade union, said on Wednesday.

Bild am Sonntag said Piech had raised the issue with then-Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn and members of the supervisory board executive committee in March 2015, six months before the scandal became public, after getting a tip-off from an Israeli security firm.

Volkswagen rejected the claims.

Reporting by Ilona Wissenbach; Writing by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Georgina Prodhan

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