- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Attorney General Andy Beshear says he’ll transfer nearly $2.8 million to Kentucky’s General Fund from his office’s settlement with Volkswagen.

Kentucky’s attorney general sued the automaker, claiming its diesel emissions cheating scheme violated the state’s consumer protection law.

Beshear said Monday that Volkswagen will pay the nearly $2.8 million in civil penalties.

Beshear says state lawmakers may use the multi-million-dollar payment to spend on their priorities.

Kentucky’s suit stemmed from the fallout against Volkswagen since its admission last year that nearly 600,000 cars were sold in the U.S. with software that regulators say was designed to cheat on required emissions tests.

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