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Volkswagen HQ searched again by prosecutors in emissions case

Suspicion of market manipulation triggered new raids, magazine says

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Berlin: Volkswagen (VW) said on Tuesday that its global headquarters were searched again by German prosecutors in early March as part of an investigation into its diesel emissions scandal, confirming a magazine report. WirtschaftsWoche reported earlier on Tuesday that state prosecutors had started fresh enquiries into suspicions of market manipulation at VW to determine whether VW had understated carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) on more cars than it had publicly admitted.

Authorities from the city of Braunschweig searched 13 offices in the nearby VW headquarters in Wolfsburg at the start of March, seizing documents and computer files that will now be reviewed over the next few weeks, WirtschaftsWoche cited a spokesman for the investigators as saying.

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