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$800M FCA settlement a message to 'bad actors'

Washington - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will pay about $800 million to settle allegations from federal regulators that the company used software on about 104,000 diesel-powered pickups and SUVs that's similar to "defeat devices" used by Volkswagen AG to cheat U.S. emissions-testing, the U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.

The government said the stiff penalties were intended as a warning to other "bad actors" that might be tempted to violate

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