All the “criminal charges weighed” headlines were a month ago. No smoke no fire. Fugedaboutit, unless you can give me a reference on a press conference where Preet Bharara has his handcuffs out.  VW has been pretty quick to roll some heads and write an enormous check, the economy is highly unsteady right now, and Obama probably doesn’t want to look like a job-killer, which crushing VW would be for some US jobs. So No.
Not that I would by a VW since they decommissioned the original Beetle. A girlfriend I had 10 years ago bought a used VW from a Pennsylvania dealer for $10,000 and 2 days later the ABS light went on. The dealer told her to go jump. I hold manufacturers responsible for their licensed dealers, same as I hold McDonald’s responsible for the qualify of their China Burgers.  VW got a permanent 0 for me at that moment.