Germany: investigation over VW employee rep expenses
|CTVnews 12 May 2017 at 07:23|
A giant logo of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen is pictured on top of a company s factory building in Wolfsburg, Germany on Sept. 26, 2015 . (AP / Michael Sohn)
Published Friday, May 12, 2017 10:12AM EDT
BERLIN -- German prosecutors have opened an investigation into suspected breach of trust in connection with expenses for employee representatives at Volkswagen.
Prosecutors in Braunschweig on Friday confirmed a report in the local Braunschweiger Zeitung daily about an ongoing investigation into an "initial suspicion" of breach of trust, news agency dpa reported. They wouldn t specify who exactly is under investigation, citing the ongoing proceedings.
Volkswagen s supervisory board said that the investigation is directed against current and former board members and personnel managers. The Braunschweiger Zeitung reported that a criminal complaint to prosecutors set the case in motion.