Veteran Volkswagen Engineer Charged in U.S. Emissions Probe

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Volkswagen Engineer First Charged in U.S Emissions Probe

A veteran Volkswagen AG engineer pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud U.S. regulators and customers, the first criminal charge in the Justice Department’s year-long investigation into the company’s rigging of federal air-pollution tests.

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