US Seeks More Transparency from VW in Emissions Scandal
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.