The demise of a VW employee suspected to have illegally recorded 50 hours of conversations from the corporate’s inside conferences is handled by German prosecutors as a possible suicide.
While authorities didn’t touch upon the id of the deceased man discovered inside a burned-out automotive close to Helmstedt earlier this month, they did say he was the proprietor of the automobile. Mind you, the automotive had already been confirmed as being registered in his identify.
Citing unidentified sources, native newspaper Helmstedter Nachrichten stated final week the useless individual was a VW worker who had accomplished enterprise with Bosnian provider Prevent Group. According to the Braunschweig public prosecutor, preliminary proof factors to suicide. A spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s workplace stated there are numerous indications of a suicide, though that speculation has not been conclusively clarified.
Volkswagen stated it was shocked by the incident and that it will assist prosecutors the place potential. “To our knowledge there is so far no reliable information on what led to the incident,” the automaker was quoted as saying by Reuters.
VW and the Bosnian provider group fell out in 2016 following a disagreement over pricing that prompted Prevent subsidiaries to halt deliveries of seat covers and cast iron parts for gear boxes. This triggered manufacturing losses at six VW crops. The two firms have since been concerned in claims and counterclaims for damages attributable to the dispute.
In March 2018, Volkswagen Group terminated all contracts with Prevent. The former VW worker, now discovered useless, allegedly had secretly recorded conversations from internal meetings in 2017 and 2018 devoted to eliminating the provider. Last month, the carmaker filed a prison grievance towards its worker and suspended him pending the results of an investigation. Prevent maintained it had no information of the recordings.
In addition to the demise of the previous VW procurement supervisor, the Braunschweig public prosecutor stated it was additionally investigating the circumstances of a potential arson assault on the person’s home. The constructing caught fireplace in May and was utterly destroyed.