Former VW labor representative’s ex-lover charged for alleged bribes

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 16, 2012

The Brazilian ex-lover of Klaus Volkert, who is the former chief labor representative on Volkswagen AG's supervisory board, has been charged for helping in the breach of trust for her role in a bribery scandal at the automaker. Prosecutors have alleged that the 47-year-old woman, whose name was not identified, received 350,000 euros or $457,000 under fake contracts from 2002 to 2005, according to a statement from the Regional Court of Braunschweig, Germany.

 Trial has been set for March 27. Her case is part of an investigation over bribes paid to union leaders for favorable votes on Volkswagen policy between 1995 and 2005. Some of these bribes are in the form of trips, services of prostitutes and luxury goods.

Volkert was convicted of accepting 2.6 million euros in benefits. So far, he is the one receiving the harshest verdict in the scandal -- imprisonment of 2 years and 9 months. In 2009, the Federal Court of Justice in Germany upheld his conviction, making him the only individual found guilty in the case to serve jailtime. A spokesperson for Volkswagen declined to make a comment.

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