Volkswagen chiefs knew of sleaze in 2004 -witness

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BRUNSWICK, Germany, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Senior Volkswagen managers were aware as early as 2004 that labour leaders and their company liaisons were abusing expense accounts for personal gain, a former VW physician testified on Tuesday. Former personnel manager Peter Hartz and ex-Chief Executive Bernd Pischetsrieder were informed when Klaus-Joachim Gebauer, a Hartz aide on trial in the case, got drunk in public at a hotel in January 2004, the doctor said. "It likely became a matter for the ...

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