Bosch probed in VW scan­dal

The Star Early Edition - - BUSINESS REPORT | INTERNATIONAL -

A GER­MAN probe into whether Robert Bosch helped Volk­swa­gen cheat on emis­sions tests in­ten­si­fied as Stuttgart pros­e­cu­tors say they are fo­cus­ing on three man­agers at the car parts maker. While Stuttgart pros­e­cu­tors didn’t iden­tify the em­ploy­ees, the step in­di­cates that in­ves­ti­ga­tors may may found spe­cific ev­i­dence in the probe. Pre­vi­ously, pros­e­cu­tors have said they were look­ing into the role “uniden­ti­fied” Bosch em­ploy­ees may have played in pro­vid­ing soft­ware that was used to cheat on emis­sion tests. “We have opened a probe against all three on sus­pi­cions that they aided fraud in con­nec­tion with pos­si­ble ma­nip­u­la­tion in emis­sions treat­ments in VW cars,” spokesper­son Jan Holzner said. “All of them are mangers with the hi­er­ar­chi­cal high­est in mid­dle man­age­ment.” – Bloomberg

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