VOLKSWAGEN was supposed to turn the corner this year from a costly diesel-emissions scandal, with a new emphasis on electric vehicles, a new logo and a pledge to act ethically.

PENNY STOCKS SAGA

JOHN Soh Chee Wen, the alleged mastermind behind the 2013 penny stock market-rigging, inflated the trading volume, liquidity and prices of three stocks so the shares could be used as collateral...