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Germany: investigation over VW employee rep expenses

Germany: investigation over VW employee rep expenses
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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.
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