Corruption investigation reveals sex scandal

New allegations emerge that Volkswagen executives bribed worker leaders with prostitutes and money
||Last Updated: 09/06/2005

Employee relations took a sordid turn in Germany last month.

A police investigation into corruption at Volkswagen, one of the country’s largest car manufacturers, revealed that executives might have bribed worker leaders with prostitutes to make them more agreeable to company wishes.

Former VW labour-relations chief Klaus-Joachim Gebauer was named as a suspect but the complaint covered anyone in management who might have bribed worker representatives.