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Police Raid VW’s French HQ in Search of Critical Data

Aarti Maharaj | October 19, 2015

As part of Volkswagen’s (VW) ongoing probe, police raided the company’s French headquarters on Friday as the German automaker’s emissions scandal expands to Europe.

According to the Telegraph, prosecutors swept through the embattled German automaker’s main office in Villers-Cotterets in northern France and another office near Paris on Friday, seizing data devices, documents and computer hardware. The company confirmed on Sunday that it is  “co-operating fully with authorities.”

France is a big market for VW, almost one million diesel cars under the VW brand, which contained the emissions rigging software, have been sold in France in recent years.  Police have also raided the automaker’s offices in Germany and Italy earlier this month.

In Germany, investigators...

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