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

VW Executive Gets 7 Years In Prison In Emissions Cheating Scandal

In Dieselgate, VW was found to have been cheating the emissions tests.

Volkswagen senior manager Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in a US prison for concealing software that was used to evade pollution limits on almost 600,000 diesel vehicles.

Oliver Schmidt, a German national who worked in VW's MI office, was accused of concealing software that the company used to artificially lower levels of harmful nitrous oxides in exhaust emissions.

Lawyers for a Volkswagen senior manager say his USA prison sentence shouldn't exceed 40 months for his role in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. Sean Cox, the same District Court gave the sentencing. "You saw this as your opportunity to shine ... and climb the corporate ladder at VW".

Along with the seven years in prison, Schmidt was ordered to pay a $400,000 fine.

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Last week, Schmidt's attorneys made a last-minute bid requesting a lighter sentence for Schmidt: 40 months of supervised release and a $100,000 fine.

The government said he later misled United States investigators and destroyed documents.

Six current or former Volkswagen or Audi executives charged in the United States for the emissions scandal remain at large, including Richard Dorenkamp, Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Jens Hadler and Bernd Gottweis, who were indicted in the same criminal case as Liang and Schmidt. The first employee, former engineer James Laing, was sentenced to 40 months in prison and a $200,000 fine, in August. But his lawyers point out that he wasn't involved when the scheme was hatched years earlier by the company.

Federal officials told the court: "The defendant has a leadership role within VW".

Schmidt pleaded guilty to his part in the coverup, but argued that VW had "misused" him.

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