German police have raided properties linked to two Porsche executives and one of its former employees as part of the investigation into the diesel emissions cheating scandal.
The three unnamed individuals are under investigation for suspected fraud and false advertising, stemming from the manipulation of exhaust treatment in diesel vehicles manufactured by Porsche.
It is the first time properties linked to Porsche have been searched over the diesel emissions controversy. Raids have previously been carried at Volkswagen and Audi. Volkswagen is the parent company of Audi and Porsche.
Three years ago, Volkswagen admitted using "defeat device" software to cheat regulatory pollution tests in 11 million cars worldwide. Most of these were VW cars but the cheating also involved those made by Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat.
The saga of emissions testing fraud seems destined to continue for some time. It remains to be seen just how many individuals and companies pay the price for failing to prevent workplace fraud.
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