Economic crime in the case of VW: eavesdropping, arson and a dead body

In the scandal of illegally wire-tapping of the internal meetings at VW, there is new, dramatic and disturbing developments. The Prosecutor's office in Braunsc

Economic crime in the case of VW: eavesdropping, arson and a dead body

In the scandal of illegally wire-tapping of the internal meetings at VW, there is new, dramatic and disturbing developments. The Prosecutor's office in Braunschweig to Point out a connection with a body Fund. "There are indications that there may be a connection could exist," said a spokeswoman for the Prosecutor's office on Thursday.

Carsten Germis

economic correspondent in Hamburg.

F. A. Z.

on Monday evening, was discovered in a burning car in a field in a small village in the district of Helmstedt from the local fire Department in a burned-out car a dead man. The car belongs to the VW Manager, which was under suspicion in the dispute between Volkswagen and the Bosnian automotive supplier Prevent in 2017 and 2018 illegal internal conversations included. The identification of the corpse was not completed, reported to the state attorney. The going expected to last until the end of next week.

"No evidence of external foreign influence"

The local Newspapers reported, however, that it should be, in the dead of the suspect VW Manager. Information about cause of death could not make the Prosecutor's office accordingly. The spokeswoman for the Brunswick Prosecutor's office said the body had "there was no evidence of external foreign influence".

In the investigation, everything was open. However, there may be Connections between the body was discovered, the investigation into the spying affair and an arson in may, as the half-timbered house of the Manager was burned to the ground. The police decided it was at the time, according to Reports from the local media pretty quickly to arson. The Prosecutor's office had confirmed on Monday that there is a possible link between the arson attack and the spying affair.

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 16:20

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