Air Berlin yesterday announced that Stuttgart prosecutors have dropped insider trading charges against CEO Joachim Hunold, Chairman Johannes Zurnieden and three other executives "due to lack of evidence." Their offices and homes were raided 13 months ago when suspicion arose over stock purchases made prior to AB's acquisition of dba (ATWOnline, June 20, 2007). "At the time the accused bought the Air Berlin shares, it was by no means sure whether the dba takeover would actually succeed or ...

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