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VW pleads guilty in emissions scandal; 6 execs charged

Jan 12, 2017 - Detroit Free Press

Volkswagen Group agreed to plead guilty to weaving a vast conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and obstructing a federal investigation into its violation of emissions standards, with prosecutors also charging six individual German VW executives for their alleged roles in the scheme.

The automaker will pay a $2.8-billion criminal fine and $1.5 billion in civil penalties for rigging more than 500,000 vehicles with software to cheat pollution laws and lying to U.S. investigators about th...