Volkswagen, ex-CEO Winterkorn face SEC charges of misleading U.S. investors

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it charged Volkswagen AG, two of its units, and former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn with defrauding U.S. bond investors.

In a news release issued late Thursday, the SEC said the German auto maker raised billions of dollars through the corporate bond and fixed-income markets, while making a series of deceptive claims about the environmental impact of the company’s “clean diesel” fleet.

 

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