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Guilty Plea By Volkswagen is an Important Step


Guilty Plea By Volkswagen is an Important Step


WASHINGTON - Statement by Mike Litt, Consumer Program Advocate at U.S. PIRG Education Fund, on today’s guilty plea by Volkswagen in its criminal court case for emission violations

“18 months after news of Volkswagen’s emission scandal broke, we're glad to see the company finally admit to criminal wrongdoing. This kind of company admission is a big deal.



In an actually Exceptional country, VW's workers would receive job replacement/re-training assistance, and VW itself would have its corporate charter removed.
With the stakes this high (and now with the climate-change denying Trump "administration"), this company (and others that do the same or similar) would be permanently shut down.