Volkswagen America CEO Departs Amid Emissions Scandal

Law360, New York (March 9, 2016, 8:12 PM EST) -- Volkswagen AG's top U.S. executive, Michael Horn, embroiled for the past five months in a massive controversy over the company's alleged cheating of emissions standards through software installed in its diesel vehicles, has left the company after two years as its CEO, Volkswagen said in a statement on Wednesday.

Horn, Volkswagen Group of America's president and CEO since January 2014, is leaving the company to "pursue other opportunities effective immediately," according to a press release put out by Volkswagen on Wednesday afternoon. Horn worked for Volkswagen in some capacity for more than 25 years prior to landing the top executive job...

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