German court: investigators may use files seized from Volkswagen law firm

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - A German federal court ruled on Friday that prosecutors may use files seized last year during a raid on Jones Day, the U.S. law firm that Volkswagen had hired to investigate its emissions scandal.

Shortly after the dieselgate scandal broke in September 2015, VW hired Jones Day and advisory firm Deloitte to investigate the circumstances of its wrongdoing and who was responsible.Prosecutors in March 2017 searched the Munich-based offices of Jones Day in connection with a fraud probe related to 3.0 litre diesel engines.

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