German lawmakers fine Volkswagen 1 bn euros over emissions cheating
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German lawmakers fine Volkswagen 1 bn euros over emissions cheating

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Volkswagen was fined one billion euros ($1.18 billion) over diesel emissions cheating in what amounts to one of the highest ever fines imposed by German authorities against a company, public prosecutors said on Wednesday. The German fine follows a U.S. plea agreement from January 2017 when VW agreed to pay $4.3 billion to resolve criminal and civil penalties for installing illegal software in diesel engines to cheat strict U.S.

anti-pollution tests.

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