VW to Hire Ex-FBI Chief
Jan. 19, 2016—The Volkswagen Group plans to hire Louis Freeh, former head of the FBI, to help deal with the U.S. investigation into its emissions scandal, according to a report by Automotive News.
Freeh’s role would be to advise the company on how to minimize the damage.
Freeh was previously hired by Daimler in 2010 to monitor its anti-bribery steps after it agreed to pay $185 million to U.S. authorities in a corruption case.
When asked if VW was about to hire Freeh, a spokesman said the company declines to comment on “speculation.”