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prosecutors in Germany said Monday they were pressing criminal charges against former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the call make his manipulation of diesel emissions testing for other executives are being charged according to the prosecutor's office VW was cool teasing illegal engine control software to cheat US pollution tests in twenty fifteen it triggered a global backlash against diesel that so far because the company almost thirty three billion dollars prosecutors said Venta corn was accused of a particularly serious case of fraud and breach of trust because he not acted after it became clear that diesel engines how to be manipulated he failed to inform authorities all customers of the legal software and didn't prevent its continued installation prosecutors said , about a year ago the US filed criminal charges against been to court accusing him of conspiring to cover up the diesel emissions cheating he remains in Germany which does not typically extradited citizens for prosecution in US courts