Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$66,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
December 20, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The California Attorney General and the California Air Resources Board announced a $66 million settlement with Volkswagen over the company's use of defeat device software to bypass emissions controls in its Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche 3.0-liter diesel vehicles, in violation of California's environmental laws. This was part of a larger $225 million settlement also involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-volkswagen...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
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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