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March 15, 1987

VOLKSWAGEN ASTONISHED BY “DEGREE OF CRIMINAL ENERGY”

By CBR Staff Writer

There is an innocence about the Germans that in normal times can be quite touching: commenting on a major currency fraud that may have cost the company $259m last year, and was perpetrated by wholesale erasing of computer tapes and modifying of programs, Volkswagen AG supervisory board chairman Karl Gustaf Ratgen told a radio interviewer, in this case, a degree of criminal energy has been brought into play which until now was unimaginable in a German company.

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