Renault raided by anti-fraud squad: unions
French anti-fraud detectives have raided several production sites of automaker Renault, unions said Thursday, possibly to investigate emissions foul play.
"Agents from the (anti-fraud unit) DGCCRF intervened in various Renault sites last Thursday," the CGT Renault union said in a tract.
The probe targeted the sites' engine control units which suggests, the union said, that the raids "are linked to the consequences of the Volkswagen rigged-engines affair".
"They took the personal computers of several directors," the union said.
"We yesterday (Wednesday) questioned management about this but received no reply," Franck Daout, a representative of the CFDT union, told AFP. The CFDT said it had been alerted to the raids by some of its shop floor members.
Contacted by AFP, neither the anti-fraud unit nor Renault's management had any comment.
In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Renault said last month that it would invest 50 million euros ($55 million) to bring the real emissions of its cars into line with those measured in official test conditions.
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