VW chiefs ‘hushed up emission cheating’

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By 2017-01-11

VW executives knew about emissions cheating two months before the scandal broke, but chose not to tell US regulators, according to Court papers.
The bosses involved include Oliver Schmidt, who was in charge of VW's US environmental regulatory compliance office from 2012 until March 2015.

On Monday he was charged with conspiracy to defraud and has been detained pending a hearing on Thursday.
He was arrested on Saturday in Florida, where he was on holiday.
Volkswagen said it could not comment on an 'ongoing' legal matter. A complaint to the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against VW at the end of last year, accuses the carmaker of deliberately misleading regulators about cheating US pollution tests by means of so-called 'defeat devices'.
The complaint said Schmidt and others gave a presentation to VW's executive management on or about 27 July 2015.(BBC)

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