June 15, 2010 3:00 am

D Telekom spy case dropped

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The former chairman and chief executive of Deutsche Telekom will not face charges after a probe into spying on board members and journalists in 2005 and 2006 failed to find sufficient evidence.

German prosecutors said yesterday they had dropped the investigation into whether Klaus Zumwinkel, then chairman, and Kai-Uwe Ricke, chief executive at the time, knew of data interception.

The company admitted two years ago that phone records were monitored. Mr Ricke and Mr Zumwinkel have always denied wrongdoing.

Gerrit Wiesmann, Berlin

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