Why Did Michael Horn Leave Volkswagen? Try Jail Time

Horn at the hearings

In all of the dieselgate scandal, this news was a real surprise: Yesterday evening, or in the middle of the night in Germany, “Volkswagen Group of America announced the departure of Michael Horn, president and CEO,” and that he “will be leaving to pursue other opportunities effective immediately.” Wondering why, German reporters called this morning on their usually communicative source in Volkswagen’s Supervisory Board. They found perplexed sources, but no answers. The Wolfsburg rumor mill usually knows long before the official announcement. This time, colleagues of Horn, contacted today, were completely confounded.

So why did Horn go?

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