VW pleads guilty to US criminal charges, pays $4.3 bn in 'dieselgate'


(FILES) This file photo taken on January 8, 2017 shows Volkswagen’s Chairman of the Board Dr. Herbert Diess speaks during a press event on the eve of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 8, 2017. The head of the Volkswagen brand of cars said his company would continue to manufacture in Mexico and pledged to produce electrified vehicles in the United States.Herbert Diess, who took over Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand in 2015, also said the company would produce electrified vehicles in the United States.Diess on January 8, 2017 said Volkswagen would keep its production facility in Puebla, Mexico, where it produces the Jetta and the Golf MK7.<br />Geoff Robins / AFP

Volkswagen AG will plead guilty to three criminal charges and pay a total $4.3…

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