May 04 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment today charging former Volkswagen AG leader Martin Winterkorn with conspiracy and wire fraud linked to the automaker's effort to cheat U.S. diesel emissions standards.
The 70-year-old stepped down from the German carmaker in September 2015, following revelations that the company had been cheating on diesel engine emissions tests using software created to dupe regulators.
According to the indictment, Winterkorn was told of the problem and questioned how USA regulators were threatening to delay certifying 2016 cars for sale, at a July meeting in Wolfsburg, Germany, where the company is based, according to Bloomberg News. It is unclear, however, if German prosecutors are pursuing a parallel investigation that could lead to charges in the disgraced executive's home country.
'Amazon Effect' Could Increase Housing Prices In Boston
The online retail giant announced Tuesday that it will take over an office space in Seaport Square . Now Amazon.com Inc. may give Canada's costliest market another boost.
Avengers: Infinity War smashes box office records
The ceiling on Infinity War's domestic performance this weekend is super high , as it is playing in an astounding 4,474 theaters. Considering that Sunday is the last non-working day in the first week for Avengers , it is expected to pull in the audience.
Aztecs' Rashaad Penny drafted by Seahawks in first round of NFL Draft
According to Josina Anderson of ESPN , Seattle has remained firm on those trade demands heading into the second day of the draft. Penny was a first-team Associated Press All-America selection and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Winterkorn resigned soon after the scandal over polluting vehicles in the United States became public in September 2015. As part of a plea deal, VW paid a $2.8 billion penalty and agreed to allow an independent monitor to oversee compliance with emissions testing for at least three years.
Winterkorn stepped down from his role at Volkswagen in September of 2015, only a matter of days after the German auto maker confessed to outfitting 11 million cars with a device created to cheat at emissions testing. He is the ninth person charged by the U.S. government in this scandal. Sessions added the government will "prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law".
According to documents which surfaced on Thursday, the charges against Winterkorn were filed in March but were only unsealed this week.
Volkswagen said in a statement that it does not comment on individual cases. The company already pleaded guilty to various related charges in United States federal court, and it has paid out billions of dollars in fines and buybacks to former customers.
May 03 2018
China trade spat 'inspired by evil practices,' says Ross
The U.S. trade deficit with the Asian nation has grown too big and is "inspired by evil practices", he said. The U.S.is coming to the table with a laundry list of complaints about how China controls its markets.
May 02 2018
Trump Reaffirms Coercive Strategy for World Cup 2026
The host of the 2026 World Cup will be named June 13, a day before the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation . The North American bid has the support of 16 voting nations in South and Central America, as well as Saudi Arabia.
May 02 2018
North Korea will SHUT nuke test site next month
We're not going to make promises. "Things are going very well, time and location of meeting with North Korea is being set". The unified time zone was meant to ease communication between the South and US, Yoon said.
May 01 2018
Kim Kardashian Unfollows Tristan Thompson On Instagram
Kardashian fans haven't forgotten and there's something he probably should know. "'On to the next one, '" one person wrote. He and the model was seen at a five-star hotel during one weekend when the Cleveland Cavaliers had a game in NY .
Apr 30 2018
Women in Donegal may have received incorrect smear results
He said documents relating to an audit seemed "confusing" and there was no direct advice as to how it should be dealt with. A portion of the monies will be paid into court and be held for the couple's two children who are now aged seven and 12.
Apr 30 2018
Nuclear deal fails to modify Iran's behaviour: Pompeo
Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire during recent violent protests along border between Israel and Gaza. Pompeo is the highest ranking USA official to meet with the North Korean dictator.
Apr 30 2018
Assault on Gaza Border
There is considerable fear among Israelis of a mass breach in which Gazans stream across, militants mixed in, wreaking havoc. Life in the coastal strip has deteriorated further in recent months, with rising unemployment and grinding poverty.
Apr 30 2018
Bellator 198 start time
Meanwhile, Rafael Lovato Jr. locked in an armbar on Gerald Harris to get a victory a little over a minute into their bout. The win sets up Fedor in a semi-final bout against Chael Sonnen , which should be entertaining for the build up alone.
Apr 28 2018
NFL Draft: New Arizona QB Josh Rosen has something to say
I am who I am and I think that's why I'm very grateful to be an Arizona Cardinal because the team that picked me, they picked me". Rosen is raring to go, and he's determined to prove his doubters wrong in a bigger way than ever before.
Apr 27 2018
Injured in Wisconsin Oil Refinery Explosion, Officials Say
SUPERIOR, Wis . (WEAU) -The Superior Fire Department is now responding to an explosion at the Calumet Oil Refinery in Superior. Shelters were being readied for evacuees at University of Wisconsin-Superior and an elementary school.
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