The European anti-fraud office investigating whether Volkswagen used EU funds and European Investment Bank (EIB) loans to develop devices that cheated emission tests has sent its judicial recommendations to German prosecutors.
VW was plunged into the biggest business crisis in its 80-year history when the cheating scandal was exposed in September 2015. It has cost the company more than US$25 billion in fines, compensation and vehicle refits.
Volkswagen has denied misusing the funds and said they were used for their designated purpose.
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