A German Volkswagon executive is headed to court today in Detroit for his part in VW’s emissions scandal.
Oliver Schmidt is accused of telling regulators technical problems were to blame for the difference in emissions in road and lab tests on nearly 600,000 vehicles. He’s been charged with conspiracy and fraud. He’s facing up to 5 years in prison.
VW admitted to using software to get around emission standards on diesel vehicles and agreed in March to pay over $4 billion dollars in penalties.