10 of the Costliest Business Mistakes

These companies dished out major bucks for their miscalculations

Last year, Volkswagen admitted it had sold 11 million diesel-powered vehicles that contained software intended to cheat on emissions tests. The cars showed lower emissions rates than the vehicles’ actual performance — in order to meet pollution laws.

Recently, the automaker doubled its estimate of how much the fallout from the scandal would cost, and the company set aside $18.2 billion.

The German company is far from the first to be involved in scandal and the major payout that follows it. Take a look at 10 of the most expensive business scandals.

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