Moscow. January 12. Swedish prosecutors opened a criminal case in connection with “diesel scandal” in the German automaker Volkswagen (VW), reports Deutsche Welle.
A preliminary investigation conducted by the fraud and use of forged documents, said the Prosecutor Alf Johansson.
If the company is found guilty, she faces corporate fines.
VW in September last year, admitted that he used special software to manipulate the tests of exhaust from diesel engines in the United States. As it turned out, it was installed on vehicles with diesel engines since 2009, as well as some of the recent models of Audi and Porsche, also part of the automaker. Worldwide, the software was installed on more than 11 million cars.
According to the statement of the Swedish Prosecutor’s office, a branch of VW in Sweden has expressed its willingness to cooperate with the investigation.
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