Former VW CEO Piëch Under Scrutiny

As head of Volkswagen for nine years, Piëch had a reputation for knowing all that went on beneath him. Did that include alleged bribery and embezzlement?

When asked whether it was reasonable to believe that the former CEO of VW was unaware of lavish pleasure trips for labor representatives and millions in payments to Klaus Volkert, the former head of the labor council, Volkert said, in a documentary aired on German TV: "All I know is that there is very, very little that went on at Volkswagen that (Ferdinand) Piëch didn't know."

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