Yesterday, Martin Winterkorn, the embattled former VW Executive Director of the Center “dieselgate” emissions scandal, is facing new allegations of tax evasion.
The former CEO is under investigation in Germany on suspicion to secrete more than 10 million euros (£8.9 m) in Swiss Bank accounts in an attempt to evade taxes, according to claims. in the newspaper Bild AM Sontag.
Mr. Winterkorn denies any wrongdoing in the statement from his lawyer said the money was “free from any tax obligations.”
He is already facing a criminal investigation in Germany because of its role in emissions-rigging scandal at VW.
Prosecutors declined to comment on the latest statements. Mr. Winterkorn also a criminal case and issued a warrant for his arrest in the US for dieselgate, although he is unlikely to face a trial there as Germany does not extradite its citizens.
Recent research centers on the transfer of more than 10 million euros, Mr. Winterkorn made the Munich tax adviser, according to Bild AM sonntag. Then the accountant transferred the money to a Swiss Bank account.
“Mr. Winterkorn is free to do what he likes with his assets. It to him, how it manages its assets. Assessment tax consultant, Mr. Winterkorn, this order is free from any tax obligations,” the lawyer of the former Director General said in the message.