The German office of fair trading - known as Kartellamt - ordered both offices to be thoroughly searched by officers for evidence of an alleged working group employed to monopolise sponsorship of the German game.
Several documents were seized during the raids, which were condemned by both the German FA (DFB) and the league (DFL) as "excessive".
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