22 Dec '16, 2pm

VW diesel probe focuses on missing phones: 'bright red flag,' says FTC

Stephen Edelstein Dec 22, 2016 2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test Enlarge Photo As Volkswagen aims to resolve numerous lawsuits related to its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars, federal agencies are continuing their criminal investigations of the company's actions. As part of its investigation, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now seeking more information on whether Volkswagen destroyed cell phones in a ploy to hide evidence. At issues are 23 phones that are unaccounted for, and may hold information relevant to the investigation, according to the FTC. DON'T MISS: VW 3-liter diesel updates OKed, but buyback negotiations continue The missing phones constitute a "bright red flag," the FTC said in a December 8 court filing, according to Bloomberg. In the filing, the agency called on a judge to order further questioning of a company witness in r...

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