NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. government filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing Deutsche Bank AG of tax fraud for engaging in a series of transactions designed to evade federal income taxes.
The lawsuit seeks more than $190 million in taxes, penalties and interest, according to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan. Several other defendants were also named.
Deutsche Bank said in a statement that it plans to vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit.
Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York. Editing by Andre Grenon