German prosecutors have arrested a second employee of Audi, the carmaker owned by Volkswagen, in a deepening investigation into an emissions- cheating scandal.
German police arrested the former chief of engine development on Wednesday in connection with the vehicle maker's attempt to rig diesel-powered automobiles to deceive emissions testing.
Munich prosecutors have named the person taken into custody as Wolfgang Hatz, former board member at VW unit Porsche. So the brands lose a champion on that front, while other high-ranking VW Group executives with suspected ties to the diesel scandal likely won't be sleeping well for the foreseeable future.
Last year Porsche said no evidence had been found against him.
According to Bloomberg, Hatz was close to former VW chief executive Martin Winterkorn, who has denied any knowledge of the "defeat devices" which allowed vehicles to artificially reduce emissions during tests before their existence was exposed publicly.
A lawyer representing Hatz declined to confirm the arrest and also declined any further comment.
Its shares dropped after the statement and were down 3.1 per cent at the bottom of the German blue-chip DAX index which was up 0.2 per cent.
Donates $1 mln to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico The island territory of more than 3 million USA citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria . Additionally, several telethons have been held to benefit Puerto Rico including on Univision and Telemundo.
Announced Friday by the German automaker, the added cost could push Volkswagen's total damages from the scandal past $30 billion.
Up until the most recent charge, VW has set aside €22.6billion euros to cover the costs of fines against them and for vehicle retrofits.
Last year, VW agreed with U.S. authorities to spend up to $15.3 billion to buy back or fix up to 475,000 2.0-litre polluting diesel cars.
Reuters provides more: "In March Munich prosecutors searched offices at the carmaker's Ingolstadt base, where about 44,000 workers are employed, and the premises of Jones Day, a United States law firm hired by VW to lead an investigation into the emissions scandal".
Volkswagen said the extra provisions would be reflected in its third-quarter operating results, which are due to be published on October 27.
USA vehicles rigged with the emissions-cheating technology represent only part of millions of other Volkswagen diesel cars linked to the scandal worldwide.
He was in charge of Audi's engine development from 2001 to 2007 before taking over the role for the entire Volkswagen Group.
The letter also accused Price of using insider information to trade healthcare stocks when he was a member of Congress. Price has taken as many as 24 private flights in the past few months, costing the government an estimated $300,000.
This followed similar meetings that Sisi held earlier this year with American Jewish leaders at the presidential palace in Cairo. Earlier, President Sisi also met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discussed revival of peace talks.
At the Puerto Rico Convention Center, where many Irma evacuees still reside, volunteers are gearing up for Hurricane Maria . According to reports , the winds reached 160 miles per hour and are believed to be headed towards St.
Coming in third was Light Balance , followed by Mandy Harvey and Sara & Hero, in fourth and fifth places, respectively. Darci's two-puppet show that culminated in a duet of Queen's "Somebody To Love" was tough to beat, though.
The hurricane claimed the lives of 30 people in the Caribbean, including at least 15 people in the small island Dominica. Panovich says by the time it reaches the Outer Banks, Maria should either be a weak hurricane or a strong tropical storm.
Court documents show Evans took at least $22,000 in bribe money to direct basketball players to agents or financial advisers. Underwood and Evans also spent five seasons together on Frank Martin's staffs at Kansas State and SC .
The Conoco field is named for the American company that discovered the gas reserves and built a processing plant there. The next main target will be al-Omar oil field - Syria's largest - that is on the east bank of the Euphrates.
The country's main partner is China and it is considered partially responsible for an estimated economic growth past year . Instead, he said, the worldwide community should strictly implement the sanctions imposed on North Korea by the U.N.
General Assembly elevated the Palestinian Authority's observer status from "entity" to "non-member state", similar to the Vatican. The approval vote requires the Palestinians to pay membership dues worth 0.03 percent of the Interpol budget.
People confirms that the 20-year-old makeup mogul is expecting her first baby and is due to give birth in February 2018. Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have been dating since April. " Kylie and Travis are doing great", said the source.
One thing Trump may want to consider: the damage a tank could do to the asphalt as it rolls down Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump hoped to have military vehicles in his Inauguration Day parade, but this plan never came to fruition.
Both were dressed in jeans, with the prince pairing it with a black polo shirt while his girlfriend wore a pale button-down shirt. After the game, Meghan accomplished another royal duty: shaking hands and chatting with the Australians and New Zealanders.
But on fourth down, McSorley stood strong in the pocket and drilled the ball through a crowded end zone and into Johnson's chest. Against another blitz, Wadley broke loose around the left side for a 35-yard TD to give Iowa the lead with 1:42 left.
Labour's Greg O'Connor has won the electorate of Ohariu, the seat previously held by United Future's Peter Dunne for 33 years. A record 1.2 million votes were cast in advance, but neither major party was expected to win an outright majority.
Interest rates have stayed low despite a shallow unemployment rate of 4.4 percent in August and inflation down to 1.4 percent. Thus, a few disappointing bits of economic data should not be expected to divert the Fed from its rate hike plans.
The bonuses would be conditional on completing more than 800 flight hours for Ryanair in the 12 months up to 31 October 2018. Compensation for passengers forced to re-book could reach 25 million euros ($30 million).
But he says he won't back it because it would take money away from New Jersey and other states that expanded Medicaid. Popp's statement said: "It is the leader's intention to consider Graham-Cassidy on the floor next week".
Rescuers are continuing to search for survivors with footage from the capital Mexico City showing volunteers joining the effort. Measured at a strength of 8.2, this quake is more powerful but less deadly than the one 32 years ago that killed thousands.