Volkswagen executive gets 7 years in prison for emissions scandal
07 Décembre, 2017, 01:07 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
A Volkswagen senior manager has been sentenced to seven years in prison for concealing software that was used to evade pollution limits on almost 600,000 diesel vehicles.
Oliver Schmidt, a German national who was the general manager in charge of VW's environmental and engineering office in MI, had pleaded guilty to his part in the cover-up and argued he was "misused" by VW in its attempts to circumvent U.S. emissions tests.
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VW used sophisticated software to cheat emissions rules on almost 600,000 USA vehicles.
Schmidt read a written statement in court acknowledging his guilt and broke down when discussing his family's sacrifices on his behalf since his arrest in January.
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Oliver Schmidt was convicted of concealing software that enabled Volkswagen to falsify compulsory emissions testing on their vehicles.
"Schmidt sent detailed updates to VW management in Germany apprising them of precisely what he had said, and making it obvious that he was following the script of deception and deceit that VW, with Schmidt's input, had chosen", prosecutors told the court last month. But, to date, five of the individuals remain at large. Liang, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy past year and has been cooperating with prosecutors, has appealed his sentence.
In a deal with prosecutors, Schmidt earlier agreed to enter a guilty plea in exchange for a lesser sentence. Schmidt's lawyers argued that his role only heated up in 2015, years after others at VW hatched the scheme, which violated the Clean Air Act.
The auto industry is still feeling the repercussions of Volkswagen's diesel cheating.
In 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an industry-shattering violation notice against Volkswagen that accused them of intentionally faking emissions testing for more than 11 million vehicles worldwide.
Oliver Schmidt is the second VW executive jailed in the German carmaker's Dieselgate scandal in which the company installed devices to intentionally cheat diesel emissions tests.
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