On Tuesday, the Prosecutor’s Office carried out several searches in the offices of the German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen at its headquarters in Wolfsburg (north of the country) for suspicions of illegal payments to members of the works council.

The Prosecutor’s Office in Braunschweig, northern Germany, and Volkswagen reported this Wednesday that the company is suspected of paying members of the works council too high salaries as preferential treatment that is illegal.

In addition, the Prosecutor’s Office has carried out searches in four private apartments that have nothing to do with VW.

After these accusations arose, Volkswagen long ago cut the salaries of several members of the committee, who denounced them and almost all of them have been found right by justice.

On the other hand, Volkswagen is going to reduce electric production at the factories in Zwickau and Dresden, in eastern Germany, due to the drop in demand.

Volkswagen produces the ID.4, ID.5, Audi Q4 e-tron and the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron in Zwickau, and the D.3 in Dresden.