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Top Manager of Volkswagen sentenced to seven years in prison

District court in Detroit (Michigan) was sentenced to imprisonment for a term of seven years and a fine of 400 thousand dollars the former top-Manager of the us office Volkswagen’s Oliver Schmidt, convicted of falsification of emissions of cars of concern, are equipped with diesel engines.

As reported by Reuters, judge Sean Cox, Schmidt issued the verdict, said that he considered him a key person in the scheme related to «diesel scandal». In court, Schmidt said that «made the wrong decision» and repented of his actions.

We will remind, in the autumn of 2015, the Volkswagen group admitted to using software to underreporting results harmful emissions from diesel engines in laboratory conditions.

The number of vehicles involved in the «disilicate» around the world reaches 11 million, 600 thousand of them are in the USA, writes Motor.ru.

In October 2016, the Federal court in San Francisco (California) approved a settlement agreement between the U.S. government and Volkswagen. In accordance with the agreement, within the settlement of oil companies, the automaker must pay 14.7 billion dollars.

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Top Manager of Volkswagen sentenced to seven years in prison 07.12.2017

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