Olivet Schmidt, one of the top managers of the Volkswagen group, was arrested in January in the United States, in the district court of Detroit, pleaded guilty to fraud involving breach of environmental standards, the United States and falsification of information provided by the us Federal authorities, according to Reuters.
After pleading guilty, Schmidt could be sentenced to seven years in prison and a fine in the amount from 40 to 400 thousand U.S. dollars.
We will remind, in the beginning of this year, the U.S. Department of justice has indicted six top managers of Volkswagen. According to the Agency, the charges brought by results of investigation of falsification of emissions of diesel engines in cars manufactured by the German company.
Earlier, the management of Volkswagen has officially confirmed that agreed with U.S. regulators draft settlement agreement for allegations of fraud sensors of the emissions of diesel vehicles. The group agreed to acknowledge in court his guilt in the fraud and to pay a fine in the amount of $4.3 billion.
In September 2015, the Volkswagen group admitted to using software to underreporting results harmful emissions from diesel engines in laboratory conditions. Falsification concerned the cars produced under the brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche. Later data manipulation admitted, and the user belonging to the VW’s Czech automaker Skoda.