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Company: Volkswagen
Current Parent CompanyVolkswagen
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Penalty: $4,300,000,000
Year: 2017
Date: January 11, 2017
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Secondary Offense: Clean Air Act and related
Mega-ScandalEmissions Cheating
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.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: civil and criminal
HQ Country of Current Parent: Germany
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Current Parent: motor vehicles
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