27 Feb '17, 2pm

VW exec pleads not guilty on diesel cheating charges

Stephen Edelstein Feb 27, 2017 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI Enlarge Photo A Volkswagen executive appeared in a federal courtroom in Detroit on Thursday to be arraigned on charges related to the automaker's diesel-emissions cheating. Oliver Schmidt previously headed the VW Group's U.S. regulatory compliance group. He was arrested by the FBI in Florida last month, while attempting to return home to Germany from a vacation. Prosecutors allege that Schmidt played a role in deceiving regulators about VW's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its diesel cars to enable them to comply with emission tests while emitting up to 35 times as many nitrogen oxides as permitted by law. DON'T MISS: VW executive arrested by FBI on diesel emission conspiracy charges During his arraignment in Detroit on Thursday , Schmidt's attorney, David DuMouchel, waived a reading of the indictment, acco...

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