Audi and VW confirmed the arrest and reiterated there was still a presumption of innocence for Stadler.
The arrest of the Audi CEO comes just weeks after Volkswagen tapped a new CEO to move the company past the scandal.
A spokesman for Porsche SE, the company that controls VW and Audi, said Stadler's arrest would be discussed at supervisory board meetings of both VW and Audi on Monday. Herbert Diess was given the top job in April and he said that besides focusing on new technologies, like electric cars, he wanted to build a more open, values-based culture to avoid the cheating that led to the emissions scandal.
Volkswagen has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the United States and nine managers, including former CEO Martin Winterkorn, were charged there. The prosecutors also said that the arrest of Stadler was essential as the investigators saw the risk of him trying to suppress evidence in the diesel emissions probe. Munich prosecutors and Stadler himself were not immediately available for comment.
Volkswagen admitted that almost 600,000 cars sold in the U.S. were fitted with "defeat devices" created to circumvent emissions tests.
Bush. "I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our worldwide boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel", she wrote. Democrats have introduced legislation to force Trump's hand. "The president is not telling the truth".
During Tuesday night's primary election, State Representative Katie Arrington defeated Sanford 50.6 percent to 46.5 percent . Four other states voted Tuesday, including several races that are seen as key to determining which party controls the House.
Canada's Justin Trudeau and other leaders had given closing press conferences and announced a US-backed joint statement. National Security Adviser John Bolton and other aides also look on what appears to be a tense moment.
England, meanwhile, won both of their warm-ups against Nigeria and Costa Rica on the back of lively first-half performances. England begin their World Cup campaign against Group G opponents Tunisia on Monday, before taking on Panama and Belgium.
In this handout photograph provided by The Strait Times, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , left, is pictured with U.S. Nominations for this year's prize also formally closed on February 1, before the summit was agreed.
Since the memes came to prominence and Brown deactivated her Twitter account, fans have been calling out those who made the memes. In the viral image, Brown and Sartorius stood atop a lifeguard stand on a moonlight beach where they shared a sweet kiss.
Alongside with Aida, Robbie while singing 'Angles, ' completely stole tonight's opening ceremony of World Cup 2018 . Another big performance set for the event is by Will Smith , Nicky Jam and Kosovar Albanian singer Era Istrefi .
The reigning champions travel to the Emirates for new Arsenal manager Unai Emery's first competitive match in charge. Chairman Daniel Levy added: "I am absolutely delighted to announce the date of our first match in our new home".
Playground Games, started in 2010, is the developer behind the Forza racing series and has been a long-time Xbox partner. Microsoft showcased a record 52 games at the E3 event including 18 console launch exclusives and 15 world premieres.
Kimmich nearly netted with an over-head kick from 12 yards before Julian Draxler saw a deflected effort go wide of the far post. They have been battering teams in World Cup openers for as long as any of the players on this pitch could remember.
The fair assumption was that Trevor perished in the explosion, but this picture confirms he will feature in the sequel . Chris Pine was seen Wednesday walking to the set of " Wonder Woman 1984 " with co-star Gal Gadot in Alexandria, VA.
She further said that the U.S. tariffs were "illegal and unjustified" and Canada did not believe in using "ad hominem attacks". French President Emmanuel Macron's eyebrows are furrowed, and his knuckles are digging into the desk; he looks exasperated.
Morocco faces off with Iran
Iran kept only their second World Cup clean sheet - their other came in a goalless draw with Nigeria in June 2014. Portuguese Queiroz takes Iran to Kazan to face Spain next time out and admits a different approach is required.
Yemen's president returns to Aden from Saudi Arabia
Security Council to call for "an immediate freeze" in the attack on Yemen's port of Hodeida by Saudi-led coalition forces. The UAE official did say the coalition is waiting for a minesweeper from France to clear the mines.
All Evacuation Orders Lifted For Buffalo Fire
Thousands of home and businesses are being threatened by several wildfires, including at least seven raging through Colorado. The 416 fire , just north of Durango, Colo ., has forced residents of about 2,000 homes to evacuate since it started June 1.
Virginia's 2018 Midterm Primary is Tuesday
While pundits say Congresswoman Comstock may be vulnerable, she is a formidable candidate who easily beat all of her challengers . And they probably won't take a legislative vote this year; the Legislature isn't scheduled to be back in Madison until January.
Emotional Dennis Rodman breaks down over Trump and Kim summit
In the era of peak post-truth, Rodman , Trump, & Kim raised the proverbial violins aboard a sinking ship of falsehoods and lies. I knew things were gonna change. "The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the U.S.