According to Munich-based public prosecutors, Stadler was being investigated for suspected fraud and false advertising, and for his alleged role in helping to bring cars equipped with illegal software to the European market.
However, as Winterkorn remains in Germany U.S. authorities haven't arrested him.
Audi used a statement to confirm its CEO has been "provisionally arrested", and highlighted the fact he's innocent until proven guilty - which he hasn't been, at this point.
Some of Volkswagen's diesel engines had a "defeat device" that made it possible for them to pass emissions tests, even though the vehicles were releasing more than 10 times the permitted amounts of nitrogen oxide, a gas that is harmful to human health and the environment.
A manager at Porsche was also detained in April. They were good days for VW, leading to the highest-ranking diesel vehicle sales for both Audi and WV brands with turbo direct injection (TDI) engines.
Auto industry expert Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer of the vehicle research centre called the allegations against Stadler "very serious".
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Attend Wedding
I couldn't be more happy to have a new son-in-law, I love them both dearly", the father of the Meghan said in the interview. Mr Markle said: "I was honoured, I can't think of a better replacement than someone like Prince Charles".
Audi had no immediate comment. VW's supervisory board is meeting on Monday, where Stadler's future will be among the topics of discussion.
Two former VW chief executives - Martin Winterkorn and his successor Matthias Mueller - have both landed in the sights of German prosecutors. Investors have accused the company of informing investors too late about the probe, a view the auto maker has contested.
Present boss Herbert Diess has been accused of knowing about diesel cheating before it became public - an allegation rejected by the firm last month.
US authorities issued a warrant for the arrest of former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn in May, but it's unlikely that he will face trial in the USA, as Germany doesn't extradite suspects to countries outside the European Union.
His first game in the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation is against Iceland on Saturday, June 16 at 9 a.m. Then, Iceland frustrated and stopped Ronaldo from scoring and rallied to earn a 1-1 draw with Portugal.
Amy Mickelson says husband Phil is not ideal and just had a "bad moment". "If someone is offended I apologise, but toughen up". That, at least, might have been excusable, even for a player in his 27th Open who clearly knows better.
Using the width strongly, Morocco moved forward with Ayoub El Kaabi , Amine Harit and Hakim Ziyach combining well. Hervé Renard is in charge of his fourth African team but this will be his first experience of the World Cup .
Previously, the seat was taken by " Finding Dory ", after it earned $135 million in its opening weekend in 2016. The movie earned $51.5 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $231.5 million.
Jenson Button, the 2009 F1 world champion, was competing in the non-hybrid LMP1 class for the Russian SMP team. Win that and he will join the legendary Graham Hill as only the second driver to win the Triple Crown.
Beginning with the biggy - anybody who buys a OnePlus 6 between now and June 26 will have the chance to win a second OnePlus 6 . On June 15, OnePlus has announced the Community Celebration Season which will offer 12 bomber offers for 12 days.
Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat from Texas, said he was working on legislation that would end the practice of family separation. Immigration is one of the most divisive, hot-button crises plaguing the Trump administration .
GK Mat Ryan, 6 - Beaten by a Griezmann penalty and an unlucky deflection off Paul Pogba, but otherwise a solid performance. It is that giving the ball up so easily and so often will usually come at a price against truly world-class players.
Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told WOAI a driver and one passenger are believed to be US citizens. He said a Border Patrol agent initiated the pursuit before a unit for the sheriff's office took over.
One of the most prominent Tory rebels, Dominic Grieve, last week said the government's actions were a "slap in the face". The assurances resulted in putting down the potential rebellion, and saw May's Brexit amendments carry the day .
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed last week, prompting new questions whether Trump might pardon him. He said the messages indicted to a clear fault in the special counsel's probe and called on it to be suspended.
North Korea: Pompeo says he will likely visit Kim soon
Trump said last week after meeting with Kim in Singapore that he would end "war games" carried out with the South Koreans. Kyodo later reported that a North Korean freight plane used for the June 12 Singapore summit had arrived in Beijing .
Japan quake : Death toll climbs after 6.1 temblor strikes Osaka
Three people were confirmed dead, including a nine-year-old girl, who was reported to have died after a school wall fell on her. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters the government was "working united, with its first priority on saving people's lives".
Migrants disembark from Aquarius rescue ship
After Spain invited the Aquarius to land, Italy sent the Dattilo and Orione to help transport the migrants. At the port, a huge banner was hung up saying "Welcome home" in various languages including Arabic.
Father's Day gift ideas
Where's the love for dads? But when it came to the spending power for Mother's Day, people spent a little more on mom. The Centers for Fathers and Families is having their Salute to Fathers at the Double Tree Hotel, 2001 Point W.
Figures show about 2000 minors separated from families
President Donald Trump and his aides have insisted that laws enacted with Democratic support require family separation. If they're calling asylum, they're still going to the detention centers although the detention centers are now full.
Banksy print stolen from Toronto exhibit, police say
He passes through two large galleries in the midst of being installed before arriving at a wall hung with several framed prints. It includes around 80 pieces valued at about $35 million and is scheduled to run through July 11, authorities said.
Beyonce and Jay Z drop surprise joint album
Mum-of-three Beyonce , 36, told the crowd that they would be dedicating a song to Grenfell victims, saying: "god bless you". Fortunately for those without a TIDAL account, the " APESHIT " music video did find its way on Beyonce's YouTube channel.
Joe Buck avoids Brooks Koepka girlfriend topic this time
Mickelson was penalized two strokes for hitting a moving ball and made a 10 on the hole, on his way to a third-round 81. Brooks Koepka acknowledges the gallery after draining a putt on the way to victory in the final round of the U.S.