Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$4,300,000,000
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

Volkswagen AG agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts and pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in connection with its scheme to use a defeat device to cheat on emissions tests mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. In separate civil resolutions of environmental, customs and financial claims, VW agreed to pay $1.5 billion.

Year: 
2017
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
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