Auto company found guilty in US diesel emissions probe
Conspiracy to cheat US emissions test
will pay 300 million dollars
Washington. One The car company’s US business was convicted of criminal conspiracy in June and will now be sentenced this Monday, Aug. The automaker was accused of intentionally rigging diesel-powered vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. The company will pay about $300 million to settle the US Justice Department’s investigation into the diesel-emissions fraud.
FCA US LLC previously entered into a plea agreement with the Justice Department and agreed to pay $96.1 million in fines and $203.6 million in penalties. FCA US is now a unit of the Stellantis Automobile Company. The Justice Department said the FCA conspired to defraud US emissions inspectors. Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim said the $300 million criminal fine was the result of an extensive three-year investigation. The resolution shows that the Justice Department is committed to holding corporate wrongdoers accountable for misleading regulators.
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FCA US paid more than 63,000 people $311 million in civil penalties and $183 million in restitution as part of a class-action diesel lawsuit.
tags: america, automobile
First published: Aug 02, 2022, 18:50 IST