US Seeks More Transparency from VW in Emissions Scandal

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August 27, 2018—Volkswagen’s external compliance monitor on Monday said he disagreed with some VW executives’ use of privacy and attorney client privilege rights to withhold information about a $27 billion global emissions cheating scandal, reported Reuters.

The German carmaker was ordered by the United States Department of Justice to deliver three annual reports examining its violations to Larry Thompson, a former deputy U.S. attorney general, after it was caught manipulating pollution tests, according to the report.

Thompson is now acting as an Independent Compliance Auditor (ICA) as part of a plea agreement reached after U.S. authorities blew the whistle on Volkswagen’s excessive diesel pollution on Sept. 18, 2015.

Thompson’s role is to ensure VW’s systems conform to new compliance standards.

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