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Fiat Chrysler Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in U.S. Diesel Case

June 3, 2022, 8:26 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s US unit agreed to pay $300 million in fines and plead guilty to criminal conduct to resolve a multiyear probe by federal prosecutors into allegations the automaker deliberately rigged diesel-powered vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.

The company, now known as Stellantis NV, agreed to pay a criminal fine of $96.1 million, forfeit $203.6 million and admit that it conspired to mislead regulators as part of the deal, the Justice Department said in a statement. The company had been under investigation since at least 2017, as U.S. authorities toughened scrutiny over automobile emissions amid ...