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VW diesel fraud trial starts over scandal that won't go away

The long-awaited trial has been postponed twice because of the coronavirus pandemic and hearings are expected to stretch into 2023. The four managers will comment on the allegations later in the trial. Foto: AP

Four ex-Volkswagen AG managers are standing trial in Germany accused of fraud for their part in the diesel-rigging scandal that cost the company billions and tarnished its reputation.

The trial - starting six years after the scandal broke - is the first criminal case criminal case to target executives at VW's German headquarters who allegedly backed the idea of dodging emission tests with a software trick. The managers were charged in 2019 with having vehicles equipped with a so-called defeat device in that case that covers 9 million cars sold in Europe and the U.S...

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