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The German TC prevents the Prosecutor's Office from using documents from Volkswagen's lawyers

The German Constitutional Court today issued an emergency resolution to prohibit the Munich Public Prosecutor's Office from using, for the time being, documents seized at the law firm Jones Day in the framework of the investigation opened by the emissions scandal of the diesel vehicles of Volkswagen.

Berlin, July 26 (EFE) .- The German Constitutional Court today issued an emergency resolution to prohibit the Munich Public Prosecutor's Office from using, for the moment, the documents seized in the Jones Day law firm as part of the investigation into the Volkswagen diesel vehicle emissions scandal.

As explained by the TC, this is a Provisional resolution while analyzing the fund appeals filed by the German automotive group and the law firm.

The Munich Public Prosecutor's Office opened an investigation into alleged Fraud in Audi, a subsidiary of VW, and last March ordered the registration of the offices of Jones Day, the firm hired by the group to analyze the handling of diesel engines after

In the registry, according to the CT report, seized numerous digital filing cabinets and data carriers with the results of the work of Jones Day, Which had access to many internal Volkswagen documents and carried out more than 700 interrogations to employees of the group.

The VW complaint and the firm failed in lower instances and arrived Before the Constitutional.

If this emergency resolution is not adopted, the Court explained, the Prosecutor's Office would have time while studying the merits of the case to analyze the documents Seized, causing damage "probably irreparable" in the confidential relationship that has the right to maintain an attorney with his client.

The TC also noted that in the information

If the final judgment gives the reason to the Prosecutor's Office, this resolution would only have Delayed his work, but would not have been deprived of evidence, which will be deposited at the Audiencia of Munich.

The Volkswagen group, which has not made public the results of the The investigation that commissioned Jones Day, described in March as "unacceptable" the registration to the firm.

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