Bochum/Stuttgart (dpa/lsw) - As part of the raids on the real estate group Vonovia, business premises of the Stuttgart real estate company GWG were also searched on Tuesday. "As a company that may have been damaged, we are of course cooperating fully with the authorities and are interested in a comprehensive clarification of the facts," said a spokeswoman on Wednesday. GWG does not comment on further details because of the ongoing investigations. The media had previously reported.
According to the Bochum public prosecutor's office, investigators searched more than 40 private and business premises in Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hamburg and Saxony on Tuesday and executed four arrest warrants. Several Vonovia employees and other parties involved are being investigated on suspicion of corruption and bribery, breach of trust and fraud in connection with the awarding of orders.
After one of the suspects moved to the GWG Group, the parties involved are said to have also made anti-competitive agreements in tenders there in order to achieve the award of the contract to a specific company. There, too, excessive billings are said to have subsequently occurred.