Volkswagen Executive Arrested in Miami over Emissions Cheating Scandal

HeadlineJan 10, 2017

Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt appeared in U.S. federal court in Miami on Monday on charges of violating the Clean Air Act and defrauding the U.S. government. Schmidt was formerly the top emissions compliance executive in the United States. Volkswagen has admitted to rigging some 11 million vehicles worldwide, allowing them to emit up to 40 times more nitrogen oxide pollutants than standards allow.

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