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Volkswagen Probed by States Over Pollution Cheating

  • New York, Connecticut among states involved in investigations
  • Probes into auto-maker follow emissions testing admissions
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The probes of Volkswagen AG’s technology to cheat air pollution tests have widened to include New York and Connecticut among other U.S. states, adding to investigations of the German automaker by federal investigators and a growing list of countries.

The FBI in Detroit is handling a U.S. criminal investigation of Volkswagen, a person familiar with the matter said. Environmental Protection Agency investigators in Michigan had already been probing the carmaker for allegedly cheating on U.S. air pollution tests, said the person, who requested anonymity because the matter isn’t public.