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Jacob Frenkel comments in Yahoo News: Tough road ahead for Volkswagen in US

September 22, 2015

Jacob Frenkel, chair of the firm’s Government Investigations practice and former US federal criminal prosecutor, comments on the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal.


From the prosecutor’s standpoint, key questions concern Volkswagen’s response, including how it punishes employees directly responsible for the wrongdoing, Frenkel said.

Frenkel predicted a higher criminal penalty for Volkswagen than those paid by Toyota ($1.2 billion) over accelerator problems and General Motors ($900 million) for defective ignition switches linked to at least 124 deaths.

Read the full article at Yahoo News