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‘Lying’ VW agrees to plead guilty over diesel scandal

‘Lying’ VW agrees to plead guilty over diesel scandal


VW has agreed to plead guilty to charges of fraudulent conspiracy, obstructing justice by destroying documents and importing cars by means of false statements JUSTIN LANE/EPAAmerican prosecutors have raised the stakes in a wide-ranging investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal by levelling criminal charges against six “high-ranking” executives. The US Department of Justice also accused Volkswagen of “lying” and “obstructing justice” last night as the carmaker agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties. Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 to secretly installing a “defeat device” in 11 million diesel vehicles, including about 590,000 in the United States, to cheat exhaust emissions tests. The company has agreed to plead guilty to charges of fraudulent conspiracy, obstructing justice by destroying documents and importing cars by means of false statements, the DoJ said last night. Loretta Lynch, the US attorney-general, said that the justice department…


Source:The Times January 12, 2017 00:01 UTC



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