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VW to Hire Ex-FBI Chief

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Jan. 19, 2016—The Volkswagen Group plans to hire Louis Freeh, former head of the FBI, to help deal with the U.S. investigation into its emissions scandal, according to a report by Automotive News.

Freeh’s role would be to advise the company on how to minimize the damage.

Freeh was previously hired by Daimler in 2010 to monitor its anti-bribery steps after it agreed to pay $185 million to U.S. authorities in a corruption case.

When asked if VW was about to hire Freeh, a spokesman said the company declines to comment on “speculation.”

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