Cox said Schmidt knew Volkswagen's vehicles weren't compliant with US emissions standards and sentenced him to consecutively serve 60 months in prison for the first count and 24 months for the second count in addition to fining him $400,000. He had pleaded guilty in August to charges he conspired to commit fraud and violate the US Clean Air Act. As per the reports, Schmidt had already moved back to Germany, and authorities only arrested him when he came back to America with his wife for a holiday.
Volkswagen engineer James Liang was sentenced to 40 months in prison and fined $200,000 in August for his role in the scandal. Oliver Schmidt will be sentenced Wednesday in Detroit federal court.
As the general manager of Volkswagen's engineering and environmental office in Michigan, Schmidt was responsible for the company's relationship with California's regulatory agency and reportedly fed federal regulators false information.
VW pleaded guilty as a corporation in March and agreed to pay billions of dollars in fines.
Schmidt traveled to the USA as the scandal was breaking on a mission to lie to U.S. and Californian authorities so Volkswagen could obtain regulatory approvals to sell 2016 model year diesel vehicles in the United States, according to prosecutors.
Half a dozen other former VW executives are still at large, but Schmidt's stiff sentence could lessen the odds of others indicted in the case being prosecuted, with many residing in Germany, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Schmidt, who oversaw emissions at VW's office in MI from 2012 to early 2015, met with key California regulators in 2015 but did not disclose the rogue software.
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Trump is also expected to approve moving the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, although not immediately. Pope Francis said Jerusalem, a holy place for Jews, Christians and Muslims, has a special vocation for peace.
The CEO of the nonprofit Family Online Safety Institute, Stephen Balkam, stated: "that train has left the station". Facebook is including "kid-appropriate masks, frames, stickers, and GIFs [to] spark conversation and laughter".
Now that you're all set up, it's time test this new feature out! No more excuses for that "friend" who doesn't carry cash. On the other hand, if you use your credit card for the transaction, your card will be charged 3 percent per transaction.
The company already has over 600 stores in Shanghai - the largest number of stores in any city where Starbucks has a presence. One of its three coffee bars is 88-feet long, the longest Starbucks bar in the world - because waiting in line is so 2016.
Saleh was killed on Monday after he tried to break off the alliance with the Houthis and negotiate with the Saudi coalition. A video by Yemen's Houthi rebels allegedly shows the slain body of the country's former leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.
A leading House Democrat revealed Wednesday he was approached by a whistleblower who said a businessman received a text from Lt. Neither Gowdy nor Flynn's attorney, Robert Kelner, responded immediately to a request for comment.
The Bradenton, Fla., native led South Florida to a 10-2 record and top-25 finish in 2016 before accepting the OR job. Willie Taggart as head coach of the Oregon Ducks during a game against Arizona State on September 23, 2017.
Google on Tuesday said it would pull its YouTube apps from Amazon's Fire TV and Alexa-powered Echo Show starting next month. YouTube reappeared on the Echo Show last month, but TechCrunch has claimed this was done without Google's input.
Watch Green introduce the resolution below. "Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment", they wrote in a statement. Green and his allies were criticized for the effort, with the White House labeling them as "extremists".
Kim then made a decision to release a recording of the audio online where Taylor could be heard calling the song a "compliment". Since the incident, Swift has reclaimed the snake emoji and made it a symbol for her new album Reputation .
Amazon Video finally comes to Apple TV
Amazon Fire TV is based on the open-source version of the Android platform and does not provide access to the Google store. Google , meanwhile, said that " Amazon's implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violates our terms of service".
Bridge Constructor Portal announced
In it, players construct spans and supports to allow traffic to flow from one part of the level to another. And much to everyone's disappointment, it's not Portal 3 .
Farthest (and earliest) supermassive black hole ever found
This is very unlike the black holes that form in the present-day universe, which rarely exceed a few dozen solar masses. The researchers also show that the black hole already weighed a hard-to-explain 780 million times the mass of the sun.
IOC bans Russian Olympic Committee for 2018 Games
Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously said it would be humiliating for his country to compete without national symbols. Grigory Rodchenkov , who risked so much to tell this story, and support all those who are willing to speak truth to power.