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VW ex-boss Winterkorn investigated over fraud allegations

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By Andreas CremerBERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors launched an investigation on Monday into fraud allegations against former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn over the carmaker's rigging of diesel emissions tests.The German company also suspended three top engineers as it tried to get to grips with a scandal which has knocked more than a third off its market value, threatens to rock the global car industry and could damage Germany's economy. Volkswagen has admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in the United States but Germany's transport minister says it also rigged tests in Europe, ...

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First Published: Mon, September 28 2015. 19:09 IST