Volkswagen is fined EUR1 billion by German prosecutors after cheating on diesel particulate emissions testing.
The German car giant is fined for selling diesel cars containing software which cheated emissions tests.
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- Volkswagen is fined EUR1bn by German prosecutors after cheating on diesel particulate emissions testing.
- Volkswagen is fined EUR1 billion by German prosecutors after cheating on diesel particulate emissions testing.
- The German automotive watchdog KBA orders Volkswagen to recall 2.4 million cars in that country after the emissions scandal becomes public knowledge.
- A German couple is jailed for twelve years each for selling the woman's son to a Spanish pedophile on the dark web, who repeatedly abused him. The couple themselves previously abused the boy and a three-year-old girl, whom they are ordered to pay EUR42,500 in compensation. The Spaniard is sentenced to ten years.
- Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is arrested in Ingolstadt, Germany, over "clear signs that there was to be an effort to influence people and other suspects". Stadler is being investigated for suspected fraud and false advertising.
- Former Volkswagen engineer James Liang is sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Sean Cox to 40 months in prison and a $200,000 fine for his role in the decade-long scheme to cheat on federal emissions tests for diesel-powered cars sold in the United States. He is the first company employee sent to prison in the scandal.
- U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer in San Francisco approves German automaker Volkswagen $14.7 billion settlement with federal and California regulators and the owners of the 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles over diesel emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen still faces billions of dollars more in fines and litigation.