Sentence next for Volkswagen in US diesel emissions scandal
VW itself pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice for their role six weeks ago, while the several employees who have been charged await their own trials.
Troubled German carmaker Volkswagen was ordered on Friday to pay USD2.8 billion as a criminal penalty in the United States as it struggles to bring to an end the long-running diesel emissions scandal that has engulfed the company. He also formally approved a $2.8 billion criminal fine as part of the sentence.
Separately, VW is paying $1.5 billion in a civil case, mostly to settle allegations brought by US environmental regulators, and spending $11 billion to buy back cars and offer other compensation.
Cox urged the German government to "prosecute those responsible for this deliberate massive fraud that has damaged an iconic automobile company". By imposing the fine, and accepting Volkswagen's agreement to be overseen by a federal monitor, the judge also accepted the deal between the government and the company. "I just can't believe VW is in the situation it finds itself in today."As well as accepting the agreement reached between VW and the US government, Cox rejected separate calls from lawyers representing individual VW customers for restitution". US prosecutors said in January that five of the seven are believed to be in Germany.
Volkswagen has previously agreed to more than $17 billion in civil settlements with consumers and dealers who bought the diesel vehicles at issue.
GettyVolkswagen to pay £2.2bn in fines in the US
However, the automaker also spent months trying to hide the device even after the California Air Resources Board began asking questions.
Cox initially said the government's agreement might not be enough.
Based in the northern German city of Wolfsburg, VW has already agreed to pay a total of USD4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties.
Volkswagen, now the world's largest automaker, could have been fined anywhere from $17 billion to $34 billion under USA law but was said to be cooperative, engaged - save for a few executives and workers who obstructed the investigation - and actively correcting its corporate culture.
"This conduct was not consistent with the values of this company and plain and simple it was wrong".
But he and other USA officials have yet to outline a strategy that differs markedly from that of previous administrations. North and South Korea are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
The fire reached the kerosene drums stored in the shop for distribution and quickly spread to all directions, eyewitnesses said. Kerosene oil was being distributed to BPL families when the incident happened at around 5 pm at Bargi in Harai Tehsil.
In the end, Democrats and Republicans agreed to hold both the closed and open hearing that Democrats had been pushing for. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., disclosed that USA spy agencies had swept up communications of Trump associates.
Coulter advised Attorney General Jeff Session to look into the matter, since she was "unconstitutionally banned" from speaking. Berkeley officials said that they were not canceling Coulter's appearance because of her controversial views.
South American operations, which include Venezuela, account for a relatively small portion of GM's earnings and sales. There, he asked officers to allow the protesters to assemble peacefully, and held out a Bible.
Pierre-Henry Brandet, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said a police van parked on the avenue was the target of the attack. The attacker is believed to have deliberately targeted the officers, according to reports, and was known to security services.
In a tweet, Dhinakaran thanked all party functionaries and supporters who had extended their cooperation to him. This is the second revolt in AIADMK since party supremo Jayalalithaa's death in December last.
Then two Isles wins still does it, as long as one is in regulation.unless the Lightning win their game against the Sabres. The Leafs got on the board early in the second when van Riemsdyk scored the first of his two goals on the night.
Police secure the Champs Elysee Avenue after one policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in Paris . Under French election rules, Friday was due to be the final day of campaigning before Sunday's first round of voting.
All of the participants amended their closing statements to reflect the tragedy and mourn the loss of the murdered police officer. This suggests that external factors, like a terrorist attack, may be more likely to sway undecided voters to the right.
Thirty-one states now administer the death penalty, and lethal injection is the primary means of execution in all of them. Lee was arrested less than an hour after the killing after spending some of the 300 dollars he had stolen from Mrs Reese.
Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals are widely expected to reveal housing policy measures when Sousa issues his budget on April 27. The plan also includes establishing timelines for elevator fix so that they aren't broken so often in condos and apartments.
Former Mexican Governor arrested for corruption
He was suspended from this party, PRI - which is also the party of President Enrique Pena Nieto - before his disappearance. The state of Veracruz also became Mexico's most unsafe region for journalists, with 17 killed during his time in office.
UK retail sales post biggest quarterly fall since 2010
It said the largest decreases were among stores selling household goods and fuel - at 3.3% and 3.1% respectively. Clothing stores saw an 11.6 per cent drop in sales revenue, up to 12.9 per when inflation is taken into account.
ISIS claims credit for fatal Paris shooting
A known extremist opened fire on police officers late Thursday on the Champs-Élysées boulevard in Paris , officials said. Security has been especially high since Tuesday, when police said they thwarted a terror attack by arresting two men .
Arkansas officials ask courts to clear path for executions
The execution was scheduled for 7 p.m. then delayed and rescheduled several times thereafter before the stay was finally lifted. The judge blocked the state from using its supply of pancuronium bromide, the second drug in the state's three-drug cocktail.
Schlumberger N.V. (NASDAQ:SLB) To Release Earnings
SRS Capital Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Schlumberger Limited . during the fourth quarter worth about $101,000. Analysts await Schlumberger N.V. (NASDAQ:SLB) to report earnings on April , 21 for the fiscal quarter ending Mar 2017.
James, Cavs make history with huge rally
INDIANAPOLIS (AP ) - LeBron James celebrated another milestone with the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history. The Indiana Pacers blew Game 3 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in historic fashion Thursday night - literally.
Pence says Trump to attend Asian summit in Nov
Moreover, Trump would be gracing the event, European PPP Expertise Centre alias EPEC Summit scheduled to be held in Vietnam. U.S. -Philippine relations are strained over Duterte's war on drugs, and his brash efforts to forge closer ties with China.
Don Lemon Suggests Bill O'Reilly Come on His Show
The company is making "a pretty big statement " to that effect by dropping O'Reilly, said Hall, the American University professor. Despite increased viewers, dozens of advertisers pulled their commercials from "The O'Reilly Factor" because of the allegations.
United Airlines can't say if video has hit sales
He described the incident as a "system failure across various areas". "There was never a consideration for firing an employee". Even in normal times, airlines closely - even daily - scrutinize numbers such as advance sales and occupancy levels on planes.
Labour MP says her party is not trying to win election
Because the British people know that they are the true wealth creators, held back by a system rigged for the wealth extractors. Latest polls show Labour lagging a staggering 24 points behind the Tories, who command an imposing 48% of the popular vote.
Two more arrested in MI in first FGM prosecution in US
The federal complaint shows that investigators obtained phone records for the Attars and Nagarwala in February and March. A doctor in Minnesota examined the girl on April 11 and determined that her "genitals are not normal in appearance".