Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Six high-level Volkswagen employees indicted in emissions scandal

Six high-level Volkswagen employees indicted in emissions scandal

Six Volkswagen executives were indicted Wednesday on federal charges tied to the German automaker’s emissions scandal, and the company agreed to plead guilty to violating U.S. air quality laws.

Top Justice Department and U.S. environmental officials called the legal action, including Volkswagen’s agreement to pay $4.3 billion in fines and penalties, a significant step in the long-running effort to hold the automaker accountable for brazenly dodging pollution rules to tap the lucrative market for “green” cars.

“This is a case that illustrates a company that at very high levels knew of this problem and deliberately chose to continue with this...

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