26 Aug '17, 2pm

News: VW engineer gets 40 months in jail, $200K fine, for diesel cheating role

John Voelcker Aug 26, 2017 Follow John Add to circle 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE Enlarge Photo Former Volkswagen employee James Liang was sentenced in Detroit on Friday to serve 40 months in prison and pay a $200,000 fine for his role in the global Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal. It was a stiffer sentence than expected for an engineer who helped to create software that controlled exhaust emissions only when Volkswagen and Audi's TDI diesel cars detected they were being tested on rolling roads. Prosecutors had recommended, according to The Detroit News , a sentence of three years in federal prison and a fine of $20,000. DON'T MISS: VW, Mercedes, Opel, Fiat launch buybacks of dirtiest diesels in Europe Defense attorneys had suggested the 63-year-old engineer should receive home confinement and a nominal fee instead. The tough sentence appears to send a message f...

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