BERLIN (Reuters) -- Volkswagen Group has suspended the executive who oversaw the development of diesel engines at the center of a global diesel-emissions rigging scandal, sources said.
Two people familiar with the matter said VW had suspended Falko Rudolph, who was in charge of diesel engines between 2006 and 2010, as part of its investigation into the wrongdoing, which has already seen three top engineers suspended
Rudolph has been suspended after being questioned by internal investigators last week, one of the people told Reuters.
Rudolph’s suspension was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
VW declined to comment.
The suspension comes as VW presses on with an investigation into who was responsible for cheating on diesel emissions tests