Justice Department: Evidence of Volkswagen's criminal misconduct

Posted at 6:19 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 18:19:27-04

The Justice Department has found evidence of criminal misconduct in Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.

The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors have not specified what the criminal charges will be, but they do hope to reach a settlement with the German automaker. 

Volkswagen has agreed to pay almost a $15 million civil settlement, but will face a large financial penalty as part of the criminal case.  

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