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Audi Raided by German Prosecutors in Diesel Scandal Fallout

  • Locations in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm searched in fraud probe
  • Prosecutors investigations related to 80,000 U.S. diesels
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Volkswagen AG’s Audi brand was raided by German prosecutors as investigations into the manipulation of diesel engines continue to weigh on the automaker more than a year after revelations of emissions cheating.

More than 100 police took part in searches Wednesday at the company’s main sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm as well as seven other locations across Germany. The probe is focused on potential consumer fraud related to Audi’s role in developing tainted 3-liter diesel engines in the U.S., with officials seeking information on individuals involved, the Munich prosecutors office said in a statement. The company said it was cooperating fully with authorities.