clear
Saturday June 23rd, 2018 10:50PM

Volkswagen fined $1.2 billion in Germany over diesel scandal

By The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen says it's being fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) by German authorities in connection with the diesel emissions scandal.

Volkswagen said in a statement Wednesday it would accept the fine imposed by prosecutors in the German city of Braunschweig.

Prosecutors concluded that Volkswagen failed to properly oversee the activity of its engine development department, resulting in some 10.7 million diesel vehicles with illegal emissions-controlling software being sold worldwide.

The scandal, which came to light in the United States in 2015, has already cost the German automaker billions in penalties imposed by U.S. authorities.

Volkswagen said it hoped that paying the German fine would have "positive effects on other official proceedings being conducted in Europe against Volkswagen" and its subsidiaries.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Business
© Copyright 2018 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
AP Investigation: Local fish isn't always local
An Associated Press investigation finds that a leading sustainable seafood distributor who promised wild-caught, domestic fish traceable back to a dock has been duping chefs across the U.S.
10:48PM ( 26 minutes ago )
Teenage dream: Soto, 19, powers Nats' win at Yankee Stadium
Teenage rookie Juan Soto homered twice and drove in four runs, becoming the youngest player in 29 years to go deep in a regular-season game at Yankee Stadium, and the Washington Nationals beat New York 5-4
10:45PM ( 28 minutes ago )
'Like dominoes': Utah homes burn as wildfires menace US West
A brush fire raced through a neighborhood in the Utah tourist town of Moab, destroying eight homes as nearby states struggled with blazes that threatened homes
10:08PM ( 1 hour ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Bold California initiative to split state in 3 faces hurdles
Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation's most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up the West Coast
8:00PM ( 3 hours ago )
Worker protections seen at risk in Trump health care shift
Legal and insurance experts say worker protections at risk in Trump's latest move against 'Obamacare'
7:12PM ( 4 hours ago )
The Latest: Comcast eyes Fox's international business
Comcast is making a $65 billion bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company
6:44PM ( 4 hours ago )
AP Business
AP Investigation: Local fish isn't always local
An Associated Press investigation finds that a leading sustainable seafood distributor who promised wild-caught, domestic fish traceable back to a dock has been duping chefs across the U.S.
10:48PM ( 26 minutes ago )
Teenage dream: Soto, 19, powers Nats' win at Yankee Stadium
Teenage rookie Juan Soto homered twice and drove in four runs, becoming the youngest player in 29 years to go deep in a regular-season game at Yankee Stadium, and the Washington Nationals beat New York 5-4
10:45PM ( 28 minutes ago )
'Like dominoes': Utah homes burn as wildfires menace US West
A brush fire raced through a neighborhood in the Utah tourist town of Moab, destroying eight homes as nearby states struggled with blazes that threatened homes
10:08PM ( 1 hour ago )
Haniger's game-ending blast gives Mariners sweep of Angels
Mitch Haniger hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners an 8-6 victory and sweep of the three-game series over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday
10:01PM ( 1 hour ago )
Senators seek to soothe relationship with Canada
Senators from both parties seek to mend a frayed relationship with Canada during a closed-door meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland
9:45PM ( 1 hour ago )