Volkswagon executive gets 7 years in US prison, fined $400,000 in emissions fraud scandal

A former senior Volkswagen manager Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in a US jail and fined $400,000 following a guilty plea in the emission-cheating scandal. “It is my opinion that you are a key conspirator in this scheme to defraud the United States,” US District Judge Sean Cox of Detroit told Schmidt, according to Reuters.

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