Month: December 2016

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, California Air Resources Board Announce $66 Million Agreement with Volkswagen Over “Defeat Devices” in 3.0-Liter Diesel Vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today announced an additional $66 million settlement with Volkswagen over the company’s use of “defeat device” software to bypass emissions controls in its Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche 3.0-liter diesel vehicles, in violation of California’s environmental laws.

Volkswagen to Recall 83,000 3.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles and Fund Mitigation Projects to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests on Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche Vehicles

In a second partial settlement announced today by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of California, automakers Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG and related entities (collectively referred to as Volkswagen), have agreed to recall 83,000 model year 2009 through 2016 3.0 liter diesel vehicles sold or leased in the U.S. that are alleged to be equipped with “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests, in violation of the Clean Air Act and California law.

GRAFFITI-TAGGING CREW MEMBER CONVICTED OF STABBING-MURDER OF 12-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A graffiti-tagging crew member was convicted today of the stabbing-murder of a 12-year-old boy who was walking home from school. Bryan Ocampo, 24, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count of second-degree murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife. He faces a maximum sentence of 16 years to life in state prison at his sentencing on March 10, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-28, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

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