UPDATE 1-BMW staff member detained on bribery suspicions

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(Adds background, share) FRANKFURT, July 27 (Reuters) - A purchasing manager at German carmaker BMW has been detained by authorities on suspicion of taking bribes, the Munich state prosecutor's office said on Wednesday. The prosecutors suspect a 54-year-old man may have accepted a payment of $100,000 from a supplier in exchange for giving the firm preference during the allocation of contracts. A 45-year-old worker at the eastern German supplier was also detained. BMW said the case was ...

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