VW executive scheduled to plead guilty in emissions scandal
VW admits using software to get around emission standards.
DETROIT (AP) — A German Volkswagen executive is scheduled to plead guilty in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles.
Oliver Schmidt is due in U.S. District Court on Friday. He is charged with conspiracy and fraud.
Schmidt is a former manager of a VW engineering office in suburban Detroit. He was arrested in January.
VW admits using software to get around emission standards. The company pleaded guilty in March and agreed to pay $4.3 billion in penalties, on top of billions more to buy back cars.