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German cops descend on Volkswagen headquarters

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German police swooped on Volkswagen’s headquarters, carrying away files and hard disks in their investigation into a massive pollution cheating scandal engulfing the auto giant.

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Private apartments were also raided in Volkswagen’s hometown of Wolfsburg and other cities, prosecutors told AFP, as police sought to secure documents and digital data that could point to those responsible for the deception of global proportions.

The raids came as Volkswagen’s U.S. chief faced a grilling before Congress, where he told a committee that he knew more than a year ago that the group’s cars possibly breached pollution rules.

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