VW’s ‘dieselgate’ man sent to jail
– A US court on Wednesday sentenced former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt to seven years in prison for his role in the German carmaker’s “dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal.
Schmidt, who led VW’s US regulatory compliance office from 2012 to March 2015, was also ordered to pay a $400 000 (R5.4 million) fine.
Schmidt, 48, who is among seven VW executives charged, had pleaded guilty to charges he conspired to commit fraud and violate the US Clean Air Act. – AFP