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Senior Volkswagen Executive Sentenced In Diesel-Emissions Scandal

Enlarge this image Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt was sentenced to 7 years in prison for conspiring to evade U.S. clean air laws. AP hide caption toggle caption AP High-ranking U.S.-based Volkswagen executive, Oliver Schmidt, has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay a $400,000 fine for his part in a decadelong diesel-emissions cheating scandal. Schmidt was the chief of Volkswagen’s engineering and environmental office in Michigan. In August, he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the federal government and violation of the Clean Air…

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