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Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

(ABC News)-German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition, saying he failed to prevent the manipulation of engine software that let Volkswagen cars cheat on diesel emission tests. Prosecutors in Braunschweig said Monday that Winterkorn knew about the deceptive software since at least May 25, 2014, despite his public…

California regulators reject Volkswagen recall plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California air quality regulators are rejecting Volkswagen’s recall plan to fix vehicles including the Beetle and Jetta that were programmed to trick government emissions tests. The California Air Resources Board said Tuesday that the plan did not meet its standards and was ‘unacceptable.’ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it agrees with the move but is…

US sues VW over emissions-cheating software in diesel cars

WASHINGTON (ABC News) — Federal authorities are suing Volkswagen over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States. The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday filed a civil complaint against the German automaker in U.S. District Court in Detroit. The lawsuit alleges the company illegally installed software designed to make its diesel engines…