VW is a felon in the United States. The automotive giant plead guilty to 3 felonies related to their diesel emissions case, but that’s not the end of the story. As AutoNews.com reports, District Judge Sean Cox still wants more time to consider the settlement details:
“[the] judge said at the end of an 70 minute hearing that he wanted more time to consider the settlement’s $4.3 billion in fines and other actions given the “serious nature” of the crimes.”
VW agreed to pay $4.3 billion in civil and criminal fines, but is it enough? Personally, I’m holding out hope for executive jail cells where the air is partially filtered through the tailpipe of a “clean diesel” VW TDI.