Volkswagen Diesel Engine Vehicle Matters


Volkswagen Diesel Engine Vehicle Matters
Volkswagen AG (VW) was charged by criminal information with conspiracy to defraud the United States, to commit wire fraud, and to violate the Clean Air Act; obstruction of justice; and entry of goods by false statements. The charges arise from the company’s long-running scheme to sell approximately 590,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. by using a defeat device to cheat on emissions tests mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board, and lying and obstructing justice to further the scheme.  In addition, six VW executives were also indicted in connection with the emissions fraud scheme.  One of the VW engineer’s, James Liang, pleaded guilty to on September 9, 2016.

Case Open Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Incident Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017
emissions tests
Updated July 19, 2017