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By Kim Richters
The public prosecutor in Munich confirmed Friday that it is investigating 17 Airbus employees, as well as other individuals, as part of an investigation into industrial espionage in Germany.
The investigation concerns information that appears to have come from an authority belonging to the German Federal Ministry of Defense, the prosecutor's office said, but didn't give further details.
Previously, German media had reported that the prosecutor was also investigating employees of the German armed forces.
Airbus said earlier this week that it informed German authorities of potential wrongdoing by several employees with respect to customer documents related to two future German procurement projects. Airbus said it was fully cooperating with authorities.
The company declined to comment further on Friday.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
September 20, 2019 10:08 ET (14:08 GMT)
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