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A Swedish prosecutor on Tuesday announced a preliminary investigation into Volkswagen regarding the emissions test cheating scandal that has affected millions. Sweden’s National Anti-Corruption Unit has said it is focused on claims of serious fraud and the keeping of false records. A spokesperson from Volkswagen said the company invited the investigation and denied the involvement [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. The complaint was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging that approximately 600,000 vehicles contained illegal “defeat devices,” which Volkswagen failed to disclose. “Defeat devices,”according to reports, were able to recognize [...]

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JURIST Guest Columnist Alyse A. Casale of Ave Maria School of Law, discusses the recent Volkswagen scandal where the car maker installed software to alternate the measurement of emission of nitrogen oxide… Is this the end of Volkswagen? Since Friday, September 18, 2015 Volkswagen has been under fire for cheating emissions tests with complex software, [...]

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The Braunschweig public prosecutor’s office opened a criminal investigation Monday of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn , following accusations that the company cheated on government emissions tests by manipulating exhaust valves. The investigation will focus on determining who was responsible for the cheating scandal, but no further information was released. The manipulations were done on [...]

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