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The question of how involved Volkswagen AG top executives were in fraudulent emissions reporting widened Sunday with the company’s chairman being added to the list. The German automaker said that Hans Dieter Pötsch, chairman of the supervisory board and former chief financial officer, is suspected by German prosecutors of violating securities laws. He’s been accused […]

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A Volkswagen engineer has become the first employee to be indicted and to plead guilty on criminal charges over fraudulent emissions software, according to unsealed court documents. VW engineer James Robert Liang pleaded guilty today in a conspiracy charge for playing a part in rigging emissions software in 2.0-liter diesel cars sold in the U.S. […]

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Volkswagen Group’s $15.3 billion settlement with the U.S. government and vehicle recall still won’t be enough to comply with clean-air laws, or to satisfy clean-air advocates. The settlement reached on June 28 with the federal government acknowledges that the oldest 2.0-liter diesel engine cars covered by the case – including Jetta, Golf, and Beetle models […]

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