Moscow. April 21. U.S. court approved pre-trial deal between the U.S. government and German automaker Volkswagen, providing for the withdrawal from the company of allegations of manipulation of emission values of diesel engines, informs television channel CBS.
Volkswagen is obliged to pay in favor of the U.S. justice Department $2.8 billion in a criminal case and $1.5 billion in civil, company to admit guilt in manipulating data. In addition, the court established a three-year probationary period, during which the regulators will carefully observe and monitor the activities of the company.
It is noted that the fine is one of the largest in U.S. history.
As reported, VW in September 2015, admitted to having installed on their cars a special software Senigallia the emissions of harmful substances. In total diesel scandal has affected more than 11 million cars. The amount of fines and compensation that Volkswagen must pay the Federal regulators, regional authorities, consumers and dealers in the US already exceed $22 billion.