6th Circ. Affirms Decision To Keep VW Exec In Detention

Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2017, 10:36 PM EDT) -- A Volkswagen AG executive accused of aiding in the conspiracy to cover up the diesel emissions test scandal will remain in pretrial detention after a Sixth Circuit panel on Wednesday denied his bid to overturn a lower court decision that ruled him a flight risk.

Oliver Schmidt, 48, is a German citizen who prosecutors say headed up VW's U.S. engineering and environmental office until 2015 before returning to work for the company in his native Germany. He was accused earlier this year of playing a role in the conspiracy to cover up the emissions testing scandal. After a Michigan federal judge...

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