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South Korean Volkswagen executive gets jail term in emissions scandal fallout

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South Korean Volkswagen executive gets jail term in emissions scandal fallout

South Korean Volkswagen executive gets jail term in emissions scandal fallout*/

– SEOUL A South Korean court on Friday sentenced an executive of Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) local unit to one year and six months in prison for fabricating documents on emissions and noise-level tests to achieve certification for vehicles for import.This is the latest fallout from Volkswagen’s emissions-test cheating scandal that last year resulted in a sales suspension in South Korea, a once fast-growing market for the German automaker.”Volkswagen has by itself undermined its credibility as a global brand as a result of this crime which has caused grave social and economic damages …,” the Seoul Central District Court said in a statement, referring to the suspension.
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‘Thousands’ of motorists join lawsuit over Volkswagen emissions scandal (From Swindon Advertiser)

'Thousands' of motorists join lawsuit over Volkswagen emissions scandal (From Swindon Advertiser)*/

– Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions of pounds in the wake of the emissions scandal.Owners and previous owners could be awarded between £3,000 and £4,000 on average for affected vehicles, lawyers said.Volkswagen Group admitted in September 2015 that 482,000 of its diesel vehicles in the US were fitted with defeat device software to switch engines to a cleaner mode when they were being tested for emissions.
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South Korean Volkswagen executive gets jail term in emissions scandal fallout

South Korean Volkswagen executive gets jail term in emissions scandal fallout*/

– Volkswagen cars are parked at a dealership in Seoul, South Korea, August 2, 2016.REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Volkswagen cars are parked at a dealership in Seoul, South Korea, August 2, 2016.REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiJanuary 6, 2017SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court on Friday sentenced an executive of Volkswagen’s local unit to one year and six months in prison for fabricating documents on emissions and noise-level tests to achieve certification for vehicles for import.
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