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New York’s complaint was filed Tuesday in state court in Albany, the attorney general said. (AP Photo)

(Bloomberg) – Volkswagen AG is facing new lawsuits by New York and at least two other states that might cost the company hundreds of billions of dollars for cheating on pollution-control tests.

The suits include claims that former VW Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn and other top company executives orchestrated an elaborate coverup when the scam came to light, New York Attorney General  Eric Schneiderman said. New York’s complaint was filed Tuesday in state court in Albany, the attorney general said.

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