Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$86,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
July 6, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The California Attorney General announced that, in addition to the historic $14.7 billion settlement by Volkswagen with federal and state agencies, the company would also pay California an additional $86 million in civil penalties as part of a second partial settlement over the company's use of defeat devices to evade emissions testing in its diesel vehicles.

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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