Porsche employees under investigation over diesel cars

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A logo is seen on a wheel of a Porsche car during the company's annual meeting in Stuttgard, Germany, May 13, 2015. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (Copyright Reuters 2017)

German authorities are investigating employees of Porsche and a U.S. subsidiary, as a probe into Volkswagen's (VLKAY) alleged diesel emissions cheating continues.

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Stuttgart prosecutors said Monday they are investigating suspicions of fraud and making false claims. They said that the investigation is against persons unknown who were employed by Porsche and a U.S. unit which it did not identify.

Prosecutors elsewhere in Germany are investigating alleged wrongdoing at Volkswagen and Audi, another of the German automaker's units.

Volkswagen has acknowledged equipping about 11 million cars worldwide with software that sensed when cars were on test stands and turned emission controls up, then turned the controls off during every day driving to improve performance.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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