GM is paying a $900-million settlement to the US government and agreeing to three years of oversight to deal with a criminal investigation into the automaker's handling of the ignition switch recall. The company is also spending $575 million to deal with two civil cases.
A lawsuit in US District Court alleges that vehicles with keyless ignitions are dangerous because people inadvertently leave their vehicles running. The owners are then at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.
A former managing director of Fiat Chrysler Australia is accused of misappropriating the equivalent of $23.1 million. He bought yachts, held lavish Christmas parties, and supported friends' businesses.