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Volkswagen CEO's Job Wasn't in Jeopardy After U.S. Trip Missteps

  • Mueller told board panel the company breached legal codes
  • Diesel scandal investigation report planned for April
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Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board stood by Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller even after he sparked a media firestorm in the U.S. last week that complicated efforts to clear up the diesel-emissions scandal.

Mueller’s role was never under discussion and any speculation to the contrary will be “emphatically rejected,” a spokesman for the German carmaker said in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday, following a meeting between the CEO and supervisory board leaders. At the gathering, Mueller confirmed that he believes the company breached legal codes and overstepped ethical boundaries when it cheated on diesel emissions.