VW bugging affair: investigation concluded

After the death of a suspected in-house spy in the VW wiretapping affair, the investigations are over. There are no indications of criminal behavior by third parties, said the Braunschweig public prosecutor. The investigators assume a suicide by the exempted VW manager. The 37-year-old was found dead in his burning car in August 2020. According to the results of the forensic medical examination, death occurred from smoke gases. In 2020, the manager's house had already burned down and the public prosecutor's office had announced that they were also investigating the circumstances of a possible arson attack. "The cause was undoubtedly an intentional arson," said the investigators. The responsible persons and the background could not have been determined. There is no evidence that the fire is related to the wiretapping affair.

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