Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen, after visiting an assembly line of the VW plant in Wolfsburg, central Germany.
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The U.S. Justice Department has sued Volkswagen for up to $90 billion for allegedly violating environmental laws – five times regulators' initial estimate and a reminder of the carmaker's problems nearly four months after its emissions scandal broke.The civil lawsuit, announced Monday, reflects the growing number of allegations against VW since the German company admitted in September to installing devices to cheat emissions tests in several 2.0 litre diesel vehicle models.The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accuses VW of four counts of violating the U.S. Clean Air Act, including tampering with the emissions control system and failing to report violations.The Justice Department has also been investigating criminal fraud allegations against VW for misleading U.S. consumers and regulators.The U.S. lawsuit also alleges VW gamed emissions controls in many of its 3.0 liter diesel models, including the Audi Q7, and the Porsche Cayenne.The civil lawsuit does not preclude the Justice Department from pursuing criminal charges against VW, the Justice Department official said.
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