May 4, 2018 / 10:31 AM / in 6 months

Germany declines to comment on U.S. indictment of ex-Volkswagen CEO

BERLIN (Reuters) - A spokesman for Germany’s justice ministry on Friday declined to comment on a decision by the U.S. Justice Department to file criminal charges against former Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn.

“I urge understanding that I can’t comment on specific indictments,” the spokesman said during a regular government news conference.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke and Sabine Siebold; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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