German prosecutors launch tax evasion probe at VW: media

November 24, 2015 11:21 AM

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German prosecutors launch tax evasion probe at VW: media

FRANKFURT German public prosecutors have launched an investigation into suspected tax evasion in connection with the emissions scandal that has rocked carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE), daily paper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and broadcasters NDR and WDR said in a joint report.

The investigation focuses on five Volkswagen employees and concerns several million euros of evaded tax payments linked to rigging of CO2 emissions, they said on Tuesday, citing a spokesman for prosecutors in Braunschweig near Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg.

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