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In fraud plea, VW will pay U.S. $4B

6 execs indicted in emissions plot

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published January 12, 2017 at 4:06 a.m. Updated January 12, 2017 at 4:06 a.m.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday that charges against more high-ranking Volkswagen executives are possible.

This photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Oliver Schmidt under arrest on Jan. 7, 2017. Schmidt, the general manager of the engi...

Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany were indicted in the U.S. on Wednesday in Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal, and the company agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion -- by far the biggest fine ever levied by the government against an automaker.

This photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows Oliver Schmidt under arrest on Jan. 7, 2017. Schmidt, the general manager of the engi...

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