Volkswagen CEO steps down amid scandal

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BERLIN (AP) Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says he is stepping down “in the interests of the company” as it grapples with the emissions scandal.

Wintekorn said in a statement Wednesday that “Volkswagen needs a fresh start – also in terms of personnel. I am clearing the way for this fresh start with my resignation.”

He said he was acting in the interests of the company “even though I am not aware of any wrongdoing on my part.”

A successor was not immediately announced.

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