German prosecutors on Thursday mentioned they’d opened an investigation towards individuals unknown on the transport ministry and the KBA federal transport authority on suspicion of leaking commerce secrets and techniques from automobile large Daimler.
The probe is centred on “the suspicion of the unauthorised disclosure of commerce or enterprise secrets and techniques to Daimler’s drawback”, a spokeswoman for the Stuttgart prosecutor’s workplace informed AFP, confirming a report in finance journal WirtschaftsWoche.
She gave no additional particulars.
The transport ministry and the KBA mentioned they don’t touch upon ongoing investigations, however confused that they’d cooperate with investigators.
Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler additionally declined to remark, saying solely that its understanding was that the probe was “ex officio”, which means it was self-initiated by prosecutors.
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