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Algerian police arrest partner of Germany’s VW over corruption allegations - state TV

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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algerian police on Thursday arrested Mourad Eulmi, head of the private firm SOVAC, a partner of Germany’s Volkswagen AG, at a car assembly plant in the western province of Relizane over corruption allegations, state TV reported.

The arrest comes amid a series of anti-graft investigations since protests broke out this year seeking the removal of the ruling elite and the prosecution of people seen by demonstrators as corrupt.

(This story corrects name of company to SOVAC from SVAC)

(Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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