WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has issued civil subpoenas in its antitrust investigation into four major automakers’ voluntary agreement with California to adopt compromise vehicle emissions requirements, a source briefed on the matter said on Thursday.
The Justice Department has issued civil investigative demands to Ford Motor (NYSE:) Co, Honda Motor Co, BMW AG, and Volkswagen AG (DE:), the source said. The department previously confirmed that in August it sent the four automakers letters. A BMW spokesman confirmed Thursday the company received a subpoena, while the other three automakers did not immediately comment.
The Wall Street Journal reported the subpoenas earlier.
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