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German Authorities Raid Jones Day Offices in VW Emissions Inquiry

VolkswagenThe New York Times is reporting that German authorities searched the offices of the American law firm Volkswagen hired to conduct an internal investigation of its emissions fraud.

Jack Ewing and Bill Vlasic write that the carmaker confirmed the raid on the German offices of Jones Day, which since 2015 has been conducting a wide-ranging inquiry into who at Volkswagen was responsible for an emissions cheating scheme that has already led to more than $22 billion in fines and settlements.

“Evidence collected by the law firm and shared with the American authorities formed the basis for Volkswagen’s guilty plea in the United States last week over charges tied to emissions deception involving diesel engines,” according to the report.

But the search by prosecutors suggests that authorities believe the firm has not divulged all documents that may be relevant to the case, which could lead to a blow to Jones Day’s reputation, the reports say.

Read the NYT article.


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