VW pleads guilty, agrees to $4.3 billion settlement; five more executives charged

UPDATED: 1/11/17 3:15 pm ET - adds ongoing probe on execs

Volkswagen took a major step toward resolving one of the darkest chapters in its history Wednesday, pleading guilty to an emissions-cheating scandal and agreeing to pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil charges as the U.S. announced charges against five new individuals in Germany.

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