Since Monday, investigators of the Prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig are investigating whether Volkswagen has committed fraud in the sale of thousands of risk vehicles, possibly. Senior Prosecutor Klaus Ziehe said to the MIRROR, in the framework of a vorermitt conversion process to be examined, “whether the initial suspicion of criminal behavior”.

With the preliminary investigations the public Prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig reacts to the recent reporting of the MIRROR. Therefore, VW of thousands of pre – series vehicles, which were used for test purposes, unaudited as of New or used cars on the market, many of them abroad. The internal audit Department has identified for the years 2010 to 2015, more than 9000 vehicles with “unclear construction”. Cars that may never come on the market, because they can have various defects.

Volkswagen has now admitted between 2006 and 2018, approximately 6700 vehicles without a valid registration sold, thereof 4,000 in Germany. The group claims to sell pre-production cars was allowed in principle. However, it failed to document what was on the affected vehicles.

“is Inadmissible in traffic

” In September, Volkswagen has informed the Federal motor transport authority. The authority ordered a mandatory recall and informed the EU. “These vehicles are not permitted in the traffic,” said the Federal transport Ministry last week, the MIRROR. The Ministry of transport is now examining, in turn, of whether it imposed a fine against Volkswagen.

Affected customers informed of the Volkswagen last week in the Mail. VW wanted to buy back the cars: “We regret these circumstances deeply, and ask you to forgive me.”


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