All Emissions Cheating Scandal articles

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    News Brief

    SEC concludes VW emissions case with $48.8M judgment


    Volkswagen Group of America Finance was ordered to pay $48.75 million as part of a final judgment obtained by the Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve historical violations related to the automaker’s emissions scandal.

  • VW Drive Bigger

    Chapter 5: Volkswagen’s path to winning back trust


    Its monitorship now complete, Volkswagen’s new focus is to rebuild its reputation among its customer base. It’s a long process, says Board Member Hiltrud Werner, one supported by a shift in strategy.

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    Chapter 4: Tangible measures of cultural progress at Volkswagen


    At the end of the day, how does an organization measure the effectiveness of company-wide cultural initiatives? Volkswagen has answers, utilizing perception workshops, mood barometers, and new diversity and inclusion initiatives as part of its culture rebuild post-Dieselgate.

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    Chapter 3: VW operationalizes its Dieselgate monitorship


    A revamped code of conduct and the Together4Integrity campaign stood out as significant milestones for Hiltrud Werner & Co. as Volkswagen began to embrace its Dieselgate monitorship as a way to improve company culture.

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    Chapter 2: Volkswagen monitorship falls in line under Hiltrud Werner


    While Larry Thompson assembled his team for the Dieselgate monitorship, Volkswagen countered with appointments of its own, including Hiltrud Werner as head of integrity and legal affairs. Their relationship would determine the success of the monitorship going forward.

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    Chapter 1: Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal exposed; enter Larry Thompson


    The Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal wasn’t the work of one executive who thought to install illicit software into diesel motor vehicles. It was born from a “chain of errors that was never broken,” forming the basis for one of the largest and most high-profile corporate compliance monitorships in history.

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    More VW execs charged in emissions scandal; Daimler fined $960M


    German prosecutors have charged two current Volkswagen executives and its former CEO for alleged market manipulation practices relating to its emissions-cheating scandal. In a separate action, Daimler was fined $960 million, also related to emissions cheating.

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    Former VW boss charged over emissions scandal in Germany


    German prosecutors have filed aggravated fraud charges against Martin Winterkorn, the former chief executive of Volkswagen, and four other unnamed managers for their involvement in the emissions-cheating scandal.

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    Fiat Chrysler vs. Volkswagen: A tale of two emissions cheaters


    Compliance officers and corporate defense teams in the automaker industry should review carefully the consent decrees of Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen for key insight into the sort of compliance obligations the government will expect moving forward as emissions-cheating investigations continue to unfold.

  • Blog

    IAV to pay $35M in emissions-cheating scandal


    IAV GmbH, 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.

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    Ex-Volkswagen executive gets 7 years in emissions cheating case


    Oliver Schmidt, the former general manager of Volkswagen AG’s U.S. Environment and Engineering Office, has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in the company’s long-running emissions cheating scandal.

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    Volkswagen could spend $14.7 billion for cheating emissions tests


    In two related settlements—one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the Federal Trade Commission—German automaker Volkswagen and related entities have agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers, the Department of Justice said. Jaclyn Jaeger ...

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    Volkswagen Disputes New EPA Allegations


    The Environmental Protection Agency today issued a second “notice of violation” of the Clean Air Act, alleging that Volkswagen developed and installed a defeat device in certain VW, Audi, and Porsche light-duty diesel vehicles equipped with 3.0 liter engines for model years 2014 through 2016. These alleged violations are in ...

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    Porsche Suspected of ‘Defeat Devices’ in Diesel Models


    The Environmental Protection Agency has slapped additional charges against Volkswagen after the agency found that its subsidiary, Porsche, has been equipped with “defeat devices” to evade emissions tests. A notice of violation on the EPA’s website confirms that the regulator found 2014 to 2016 VW, Audi, and Porsche models ...