Google Paris office raided by investigators in tax probe

Google Paris office raided by investigators in tax probe

French investigators raided Google's Paris headquarters on Tuesday as part of a probe into tax evasion and money laundering, according to a report by Reuters, which cited the financial prosecutor's office.

Google Paris office raided by investigators in tax probe

A Google carpet is seen at the entrance of the new headquarters of Google France before its official inauguration in Paris, France December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Jacques Brinon/Pool/File Photo

The raid is said to be as part of tax fraud investigation, which started in June last year.

About 100 tax officials entered Google's offices in central Paris early in the morning, the BBC reported.

Google, which is yet to comment on the development, is accused of owing the French state $1.8 billion in unpaid taxes.

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