ZURICH -- Swiss prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings and seized evidence from the AMAG dealership network after an appellate court ruled Swiss investigators must conduct their own investigation of an emissions scandal at Volkswagen Group.
The Swiss attorney general's office said that it has opened a criminal investigation and carried out measures to secure evidence from the AMAG Group.
AMAG cooperated fully with the law enforcement authorities, the office said in a statement on Friday.
Swiss regional prosecutors had agreed last year to collect and forward to German counterparts all criminal complaints filed in Switzerland in connection with the manipulation of VW exhaust emission data. They had sent around 2,000 criminal complaints to Germany before the court ruling.
AMAG, which imports and sells VW group brands in Switzerland, is Europe's seventh biggest dealer group, according to Automotive News Europe's Guide to European Dealers.