We often hear of people in the news who have done bad things. Whether they’ve cheated or committed a crime, we hear the story … and then we forget about it. But this week, we’re following a story that goes all the way back to 2016. You see, the car manufacturer Volkswagen was accused of cheating on carbon emission tests by claiming that their cars polluted less than they actually did. Well, the Environmental Protection Agency investigated the fraud, and Volkswagen has since spent billions of dollars buying back cars. But the question remains: Who was responsible? Company executives were thought to have known about the cheating but just kept quiet. Well, this week, German prosecutors filed charges against Martin Winterkorn, the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen at the time of the scandal. This charge comes almost three years after the scandal!
April 19, 2019