Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen AG
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$157,000,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
March 30, 2017
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Porsche AG, as well as their American subsidiaries, agreed to pay over $157 million to ten states to settle environmental lawsuits challenging their secret use of unlawful defeat device software to conceal the true level of emissions from their vehicles.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry of Parent: 
motor vehicles
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Parent company note: 
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