June 18, 2018 / 9:52 AM / in 4 months

Arrested Audi CEO to be questioned by Wednesday - German prosecutor

MUNICH (Reuters) - Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler will be questioned by Wednesday at the latest, once he has had a chance to confer with his lawyers, the Munich prosecutors’ office said, following his arrest earlier on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Audi CEO Rupert Stadler speaks during the company's annual news conference in Ingolstadt, Germany March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Stadler was arrested on fears he would hinder an ongoing investigation into systematic diesel cheating, plunging parent company Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) into a leadership crisis.

Reporting by Irene Preisinger; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Edward Taylor

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