WASHINGTON — The Justice Department challenged the German automaker Volkswagen in federal court Monday, saying that the company installed illegal devices in nearly 600,000 diesel engine systems to impair emissions controls, that way increasing harmful air pollution.
But at least for now, federal prosecutors have stopped short of criminal charges and did not single out individual executives.
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