The Munich public prosecutor has accused a former BMW executive employee of embezzlement and commercial bribery in business dealings. The 51-year-old is said to have collected more than 2.4 million euros in bribes from 2007 to 2015 when awarding contracts to management consultants. The managing director of a consulting firm – now insolvent – was charged with bribery and aiding and abetting embezzlement, the Munich Higher Regional Court announced on Wednesday. The “Wirtschaftswoche” had previously reported on it.
In addition, three accused on the part of this consulting company were charged with aiding and abetting. The damage to BMW the investigators put the figure at around 2.7 million euros. All five accused deny the allegations. “An accused has been in custody since mid-December 2021,” said the OLG without further details. The charges were brought back in November. The commercial criminal chamber at the Munich Regional Court now has to decide whether to allow the lawsuits and to open a process. (dpa / gem)
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