VW Exec Gets 7 Years In Jail For Role In Emissions Scandal

Law360, New York (December 6, 2017, 4:45 PM EST) -- Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, who has pled guilty to criminal charges that he conspired to cover up the automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison by a Michigan federal judge.

In August, Oliver Schmidt pled guilty to federal charges of conspiring to defraud the U.S. and violating the Clean Air Act in connection with Volkswagen's "clean diesel" emissions cheating scandal. (AP) U.S. District Judge Sean Cox sentenced the former general manager of VW’s environmental and engineering office in the...
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