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A second Audi employee arrested in Germany


Reuters and Automotive News Europe are reporting that prosecutors in Germany have arrested a second Audi employee in connection with the automaker’s emissions scandal. It is also being reported that prosecutors in Munich have also searched personal premises.

Audi admitted in November 2015, shortly after parent Volkswagen Group’s diesel emissions scandal broke, that its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engines were fitted with an auxiliary control device deemed illegal in the United States.

It has been previously reported that the authorities in the United States are seeking to extradite a former Audi manager, who was arrested in July in connection with the diesel investigation.