Judge Slaps VW With $2.8 Billion Criminal Fine in Emissions Fraud

Judge Slaps VW With $2.8 Billion Criminal Fine in Emissions Fraud

In addition to the $2.8 billion Volkswagen is being forced to pay to the US government, they are also being required to pay $1.5 billion in a civil case, as well as spending an additional $11 billion to buy back cars and offer additional compensation.

U.S. District Judge Sean Cox today accepted a $4.3 billion plea agreement reached in January between the automaker and the federal government that includes the fine. "I just can't believe VW is in the situation it finds itself in today."As well as accepting the agreement reached between VW and the US government, Cox rejected separate calls from lawyers representing individual VW customers for restitution".

Volkswagen admitted to conspiring for almost a decade to deceive USA officials with illegal software that allowed vehicles to pass government emissions tests and then pollute far beyond legal limits on the road.

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The district court judge in Detroit also placed the German auto maker on three years of probation, settling the U.S. criminal case over the scandal that has roiled the firm since 2015.

The German automaker is paying $1.5 billion in civil penalties in the case and already has agreed to pay $11.2 billion to buy back or fix diesel cars in the US, and contribute another $4.7 billion to federal efforts to reduce pollution. He added, Plain and simple it was wrong.

Volkswagen attorney Jason Weinstein says the criminal fine is an "appropriate and serious sanction". "We let people down and for that we're deeply sorry". Volkswagen separately on Friday gave affected customers who declined to take civil settlements another two weeks to weigh offers, with the clock starting on different dates depending on the kinds of engines in their vehicles. The German automaker pleaded guilty conspiracy to defraud the United States and its customers in the country and to violate the Clean Air Act using cheating software to circumvent emission testing; and obstruction of justice for destroying documents related to the scheme.

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Volkswagen has pleaded guilty to cheating efforts on emission tests and will pay $4.3 billion.

Seven employees have also been charged in relation to the scandal.

One of them, Oliver Schmidt, the former head of Volkswagen's environmental compliance office in MI, was arrested in January at Miami International Airport before boarding a plane to Germany.

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