Reformer Hartz gets suspended sentence in VW case

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BRUNSWICK, Germany, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A German court handed labour reformer Peter Hartz a two-year suspended sentence and a fine on Thursday for his role in paying off labour leaders while he was personnel director at carmaker Volkswagen . Hartz, 65, acknowledged he had authorised million of euros in payments to members of VW's influential works council to ensure close ties to management. Hartz, who resigned from VW in 2005, came to national prominence for devising labour reforms ...

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