Former Audi boss, Rupert Stadler has been released from custody according to a ruling by a Munich Court. Stadler had been arrested by the authorities in June on suspicion of his involvement in Volkswagen’s diesel-emissions cheating scandal.
As the investigations in this matter is still being continued, the former Audi CEO has been barred from contacting any person who may be relevant to the investigations, hence preventing any further evidence tampering. The Court maintained that the evidence against Stadler was strong.
Stadler’s contract with Volkswagen had been terminated a few days back due to the on-going investigations regarding his involvement in the emission scandal.
The prosecutors have been investigating Stadler and another high level Audi employee over fraud, false advertising relating to the diesel emissions as also using cheating devices and manipulating the vehicle tests.
Stadler had been arrested in June and was being held near the Bavarian town of Augsburg.