The VW Emissions Scandal A Year Later

By Emily Field (October 5, 2016, 7:29 PM EDT) -- In the year since the so-called Dieselgate erupted with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement that Volkswagen AG had been installing emissions-cheating software in some 482,000 cars in the U.S., the scandal has widened to encompass about 11 million vehicles worldwide affected by the defeat devices and a jaw-dropping $14.7 billion settlement with drivers and the government.

Two CEOs have stepped down and a VW engineer pled guilty to criminal charges, with more charges almost sure to follow as the U.S. government continues its investigation into the fraud.

Here, Law360 takes a look at the past year and what lies ahead...

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