Ahold spokesman Fritz Schmuhl could not comment on the ongoing investigation, but confirmed that Ahold was cooperating fully.
Also expected to be charged are former vice president William Carter and former marketing manager Mark Kaiser, according to a report in today’s Wall Street Journal.
In February 2002, Ahold admitted that it overstated its profits by at least $500m (£317m), with the error primarily related to its American subsidiary US Foodservice.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements