Originally Posted by RidgeRunner0207
Every Single Day many law breakers go unpunished
The reason that they are going down this path is because the whole world has bought into the Global Climate Change, ( IMHO a SCAM )
So they go after a deep pocketed corporation, while other companies fleece the US Government out of BILLIONS $$$$ by keeping money overseas and using obscure tax laws to evade, we just expect, at least I do for the Feds to go after the low hanging fruit.
OK, yes, people get away with things from jaywalking to whatever and the police have to decide to charge you. In a line of speeding cars, they can pull only you over and not everyone else. Their choice. This is true.
In this case, I don't think this has anything to do with "global warming". This has to do with admitting to defrauding the US government and the thousands of consumers who paid for something they didn't get. The charges are Conspiracy related to Defrauding the US government, Wire Fraud, and the Clean Air act. IMO, the Clean Air act is the excuse. Its the first two are the reasons the felonies were charged. In other words, they are going after them, setting an example, because they committed two alleged fraud, one against the US Government and one being Wire fraud. The clean air act is just the means, not the end.
I believe they did this to set an example, basically telling other car makers, don't mess with us. Or put another way, if the law they broke was not environmental but say "safety" and it had the same penalties, but involved Defrauding the US Government and Wire Fraud, they would have done the same thing and it has nothing to do with "emissions". Just my opinion. Why? See Takata https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.c6525f78b3a0
More big fines. Nothing do with with "climate denial".