Former Volkswagen CEO charged with false testimony over diesel scandal

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By Thomas Escritt, Sabine Siebold and Jan Schwartz BERLIN (Reuters) – Prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn with giving false testimony to the German parliament when he said he was unaware of the carmaker’s diesel emissions cheating before it became public. Volkswagen is struggling to draw a line under its biggest ever corporate crisis in which it admitted using illegal software to rig U.S. diesel engine tests. The “dieselgate” scandal has cost the German carmaker more than 32 billion euros ($39 billion) in fines, refits and legal costs. “In his testimony…

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