Friday, September 25, 2015

#VWGate - Ignorance Is Bliss for Winterkorn

Martin Winterkorn

Those of you who worry about the future of Martin Winterkorn, now that he has been forced to quite as CEO of Volkswagen, should not fret.

Thanks to the fact that he "knew nothing" about Volkswagen's global emissions fraud, he will be entitled to walk away with a pension pot of around $32M. Also, and remember German's don't do irony, he will be entitled to a new company car every year!

Ignorance truly is bliss, for if he had known about the fraud (or the Board had admitted that he had known about the fraud) he would have been entitled opt none of the above.

Do remember that some/all of those board members who have allowed him the bliss of ignorance, will themselves soon be leaving with fat exit packages.

There's irony for you!

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