U.S. judge orders Volkswagen executive held until emissions case trial till 2018

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A federal judge in Detroit last week ordered that a Volkswagen executive charged in the company’s emissions scandal be detained up until his trial set for January 2018, agreeing with prosecutors that the German national represented a flight threat. Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of automaker’s environmental and engineering center located in Michigan, and has […]

Judge William Turnoff orders Volkswagen executive detained in U.S.

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A U.S. judge has ordered a Volkswagen executive charged in the Justice Department’s emissions scandal investigation held without bail pending trial. Oliver Schmidt was jailed Saturday at Miami’s International Airport as he prepared to fly home after a holiday. He was among 6 existing and previous Volkswagen executives charged in U.S. District Court in Detroit, […]

FBI arrests Volkswagen executive over fraud charges

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested a Volkswagen executive on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Oliver Schmidt, who headed the automaker’s regulatory compliance office in the United States from 2014 to March 2015, was detained on Saturday by investigators in Florida, the New York Times stated, mentioning individuals knowledgeable about the […]