Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the United States last week for his role in the German automaker’s emissions scandal, can ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, pointing out sources close to Schmidt. The paper stated such a request would have to be authorized by the U.S.
A U.S.-based Volkswagen executive who supervised emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in jail and fined $400,000 by a judge on Wednesday for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has actually cost the automaker about $30 billion. The prison sentence and fine for the executive, Oliver Schmidt, were the highest possible under
Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, who is going to be sentenced this week in relation with the automaker’s emissions scandal, has written to the judge. He wrote that he feels “misused” by the automaker. Schmidt pleaded guilty in August in the United States District Court in Detroit to misconduct connected to an enormous diesel emissions scandal
On Friday, Volkswagen AG executive Oliver Schmidt pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit with association with the diesel emissions scandal that has cost the automaker about $25 billion. Under a plea agreement, Schmidt will serve seven years in prison and a fine of about $40,000 to $400,000 after admitting to conspiring to misinform
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
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,
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