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IAV to pay $35M in emissions-cheating scandal

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 28, 2018

Editor's Note: This post has been updated with a statement from IAV.

IAV GmbH (IAV), a German company that engineers and designs automotive systems, will pay a $35 million criminal fine for its role in a long-running emissions-cheating scandal concerning Volkswagen, the Department of Justice announced.

IAV is charged with, and has agreed to plead guilty to, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and Volkswagen’s U.S. customers and for violating the Clean Air Act by misleading the EPA and U.S. customers about whether certain Volkswagen- and Audi-branded diesel vehicles complied with U.S. vehicle emissions standards. IAV and its co-conspirators knew the vehicles did not meet U.S. emissions standards and worked collaboratively to design, test, and implement software to cheat...

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