FRANKFURT Dec 12 Deutsche Bank said
Co-Chief Executive Juergen Fitschen and Chief Financial Officer
Stefan Krause are targets of an investigation by state
prosecutors into a tax evasion scheme involving the trading of
"The reason is that they signed the bank's 20009 sales tax
declaration," Germany's biggest lender said in a statement,
adding that the bank had voluntarily corrected the tax
declaration some time ago.
"Contrary to public prosecutors' view, Deutsche Bank is of
the opinion that the correction was timely," the statement said.
State prosecutors earlier on Wednesday searched Deutsche
Bank offices as part of a widening carbon tax evasion probe.
(Reporting by Jonathan Gould)