United States v. FCA

PENDING CRIMINAL DIVISION CASES

United States v. FCA US LLC
Court Docket: 19-CR-20626 (EDMI)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Matter

Court Assigned: This case is assigned to the U.S. District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds, Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Room 805, Detroit, MI 48226.


 

Latest Update: On August 01, 2022 the court accepted the parties’ plea agreement and FCA US LLC (FCA US), formerly Chrysler Group LLC, was sentenced to pay a fine of $96,145,784, and  a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $203,572,892.   The court also imposed a three-year term of organizational probation.

Criminal Charges: On June 3, 2022, FCA US entered a guilty plea to a criminal information charging the company with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, commit wire fraud, and violate the Clean Air Act, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371. Pursuant to the plea agreement, FCA US agreed to pay a criminal fine of $96,145,784 and to forfeit $203,572,892.

The charges stem from the company’s scheme to defraud U.S. regulators and customers by making false and misleading representations about the design, calibration, and function of the emissions control systems on more than 100,000 Model Year 2014, 2015, and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles, and about these vehicles’ emission of pollutants, fuel efficiency, and compliance with U.S. emissions standards.


For more information about the charges in this case, please see below:
Criminal Information

For more information about the plea agreement in this case, please see below:
Plea agreement



Crime Victims’ Rights Act and Right to Retain Counsel: The Crime Victims’ Rights Act (18 U.S.C. § 3771) applies only to victims of the counts charged in federal court, and thus individuals may not be able to exercise all of these rights if the crime of which the individual is a victim was not charged. Section 3771(c)(2) of this Act requires that we advise you that you have the right to retain counsel. Although the statute specifically sets forth your right to seek advice of an attorney with regard to your rights under the statute, there is no requirement that you retain counsel. The Government may not recommend any specific counsel, nor can the Government (or the Court) pay for counsel to represent you. Government attorneys represent the United States.

If you elect to obtain counsel to represent your interests, please have your attorney notify this office in writing at: U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW, Bond Building, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20530, Attention: Victim Witness Unit; fax: (202) 514-3708; or email: victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov. If you elect not to retain counsel to represent your interests, you do not need to do anything.

If you want to inform the prosecutor of your views regarding the case, please call the Victim Assistance Line toll-free at (888) 549-3945 or email us at victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov

Component: 
Criminal - Victim Notification Program
Updated August 4, 2022