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VW Managers Safe From Extradition, as Long as They Stay Home

  • Neusser, Dorenkamp charged in diesel-emissions scandal
  • Leaving Germany could lead to swift arrests, extradition
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VW Pleads Guilty as U.S. Charges Five More in Scandal

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Five German Volkswagen AG executives facing U.S. charges linked to the diesel-emissions scandal may be able to avoid jail, but they may never be able to travel beyond the Black Forest again.

While Germany doesn’t extradite its citizens to countries outside the European Union, the U.S. can seek an international arrest warrant that would be executed if any of the men left the country. That’s the dilemma now facing Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Richard Dorenkamp, Bernd Gottweis and two others, who were charged Wednesday in a court in Michigan.