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Germany’s Bosch fined $100 million over diesel scandal
2019-05-24
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] German prosecutors have fined auto parts and technology company Bosch 90 million euros over its role in the diesel emissions scandal that erupted at Volkswagen in 2015.

Prosecutors in Stuttgart said Wednesday that the company, formally called Robert Bosch GmbH, was fined for a negligent violation of supervisory obligations, and that the company had decided not to appeal.

Bosch delivered millions of engine control systems that were installed on various manufacturers’ cars starting in 2008 and whose software, in prosecutors’ words, "contained in part prohibited strategies" - leading to cars emitting more nitrogen oxide than permitted by regulators.

However,
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prosecutors said they believe that "the initiative to integrate and shape the prohibited strategies came from employees of the auto manufacturers."

They said that the fine does not affect ongoing criminal probes of Bosch employees. The bulk of the fine - 88 million euros - stems from profits on the sales of the parts, with the remaining 2 million euros covering the misdemeanor itself.

Prosecutors said that they took account of Bosch managers’ full and constructive cooperation with Sherlocks since 2015.

Bosch agreed to a $327.5 million civil settlement in the United States for supplying emissions software to Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles that enabled cheating on diesel emissions tests.

The diesel emissions scandal has cost Volkswagen itself billions of euros.

Posted by:Fred

#5  Raj, the article did mention that Bosch supplied some of the software that enabled the 'cheat mode'.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance   2019-05-24 13:07  

#4  Exactly.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2019-05-24 10:44  

#3  See 'Gun Control' advocates here in the states, Raj.
Posted by: Mullah Richard   2019-05-24 08:08  

#2  That's an interesting application of product liability - fine a company for the sale of a product that was misused by someone else.
Posted by: Raj   2019-05-24 06:43  

#1  Theyly botched it.
Posted by: gorb   2019-05-24 02:24  

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