Reuters did not identify the executives told not to enter the United States. Six VW leaders have been charged in connection with the automaker's diesel scandal. One of them, Oliver Schmidt, who was in charge of Volkswagen's regulatory compliance and oversight, was arrested Saturday in Miami. A source told Reuters Schmidt was in the group of VW leaders told to avoid the United States.
Volkswagen agreed to a $4.3 billion settlement this week with the US government that includes a guilty plea in a move to resolve investigations into the diesel scandal, which came to light in September 2015.
A US Volkswagen spokesman had no comment on the matter Friday.