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Volkswagen Board Eyes Damage Claims Against Former CEO

VW CEO Martin Winterkorn was indicted Thursday in the United States on charges stemming from the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal

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    Volkswagen Board Eyes Damage Claims Against Former CEO
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    In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', arrives for a questioning at an investigation committee of the German federal parliament in Berlin, Germany. VW spokesman Michael Brendel says the German automaker’s supervisory board is checking whether it can demand damage claims from Winterkorn in connection with the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal.

    A VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking whether it can demand damage claims from former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn in connection with the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal.

    Michael Brendel tells German news agency dpa "the investigation has been going on for quite some while and is conducted independently from the authorities' investigation."

    German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported Sunday that Winterkorn could lose his property in connection with the company's investigation.

    Winterkorn, 70, was indicted Thursday in the United States on charges stemming from the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal.

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    Volkswagen has admitted to programming its diesel engines to activate pollution controls when being tested in government labs and turning them off when on the road.

    Winterkorn has denied any knowledge of the scheme.