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VW emissions fraud inquiry widens to include supervisory board chief

German prosecutors suspect Hans Dieter Poetsch, former chief financial officer at Volkswagen, violated securities laws

The probe into Mr Poetsch could provide ammunition to investors and mutual funds suing VW in the US and Germany.


THE investigation into emissions fraud at Volkswagen (VW) reached the very top of the company on Sunday after the carmaker said the chairman of the supervisory board, Hans Dieter Poetsch, is suspected by German prosecutors of violating securities laws.

Mr Poetsch, the...

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