VW Group’s former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, approved a plan to disclose only partial information on the automaker’s software rigging to U.S. authorities seven weeks before the scandal broke last September, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported.
The German states of Hesse and Baden-Wuerttemberg said on Friday they would sue Volkswagen Group for damages over its emissions-test cheating scandal, joining a group of equities investors also seeking compensation.
Former Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech tried unsuccessfully to query ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn about the emissions scandal a month before the two had a public falling out, a German newspaper reported.
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