Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Volkswagen AG
Current Parent Company: 
Volkswagen
Penalty: 
$6,500,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
June 13, 2018
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Volkswagen agreed to pay $6.5 million to resolve alleged violations of Vermont's consumer protection laws involving VW's false advertising claims about so-called Clean Diesel cars and the diesel engine emissions scandal.

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