U.S Justice Department Sues, German automaker Volkswagen, in Emissions Scandal
On Monday, in a federal court, the Justice Department sued Volkswagen, the German automaker accusing it of installing illegal devices in close to 600,000 diesel engine systems in order to duck the emissions controls which in return increased air pollution that's harmful for the world.
In September, the Justice Department pledged to even go after those executives who were responsible for the corporate wrongdoing but the federal prosecutors did not single out executives and did not bring criminal charges.
However, they questioned the efforts of the automaker to restore its credibility. Even recently they accused the company of being uncooperative with the regulators.
On Monday, the civil complaint was filed in Detroit. Volkswagen, about three months back in September had admitted that the company installed software which was created to deceive the emissions tests. The number of diesel vehicles in which the device was installed numbered to about eleven million all over worldwide. It was one of the biggest corporate scandals so far in the auto industry.
On Monday, the Federal prosecutors said the auto maker had "impeded and obstructed" regulators' inquiries and provided "misleading information."
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