German MP resigns over role in Volkswagen scandal

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BERLIN, May 29 (Reuters) - A German member of parliament resigned his seat on Tuesday shortly before he was due to go on trial for his involvement in a corruption scandal at the country's biggest carmaker Volkswagen. Hans-Juergen Uhl, 55, said on his Web site he was stepping down because he had lied about allegations made against him relating to the Volkswagen scandal, which earlier this year led to the conviction of prominent labour reformer Peter Hartz. "I have not told the truth in ...

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