VW Pleads Guilty in US Emissions Scandal; 6 Employees Indicted

Six high-level Volkswagen employees have been indicted in the U.S. by a grand jury in the company's emissions cheating scandal, as the company admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay a record $4.3 billion penalty.

In announcing the federal indictments and plea deal Wednesday in Washington, the Justice Department detailed an elaborate and wide-ranging scheme to commit fraud and then cover it up. At least 40 VW employees were involved in destroying evidence, the government said.

The penalty against the company is the largest ever levied by the government against an automaker, eclipsing...
2 Published By - voanews.europe - 2017.01.11. 20:34
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