The new management of German national railway Deutsche Bahn has submitted criminal charges to the public prosecutor’s office over a scandal involving internal company spying, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Wednesday.
“A counsellor under contract with the new Deutsche Bahn leadership submitted the criminal charges against unnamed suspects and presented evidence,” a spokesperson for the public prosecutor’s office told the paper.
In February, the railway operator confirmed that in 2005 it had scoured the personal data of 173,000 workers for signs of dubious dealings with suppliers. The company also acknowledged in March following reports in the media that similar operations had taken place in 2002-2003.
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