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Former BMW top manager charged with corruption

Munich prosecutors have charged a former high-ranking employee of the German automaker BMW with corruption.

According to Reuters, the unnamed man has been charged with 18 cases of commercial corruption and 33 episodes of breach of trust.

Investigators found that the suspect allegedly received 2.4 million euros in kickbacks between 2007 and 2015 for concluding consulting contracts with BMW. The damage to the company amounted to more than 2.7 million euros.

In addition, four other people have been charged, including the director of an insolvent consulting firm, who is accused of bribery, aiding and abetting theft.

All five deny their guilt.

BMW press service could not comment on the case.