Ex-VW Exec Gets Seven-Year Term in ‘Dieselgate’

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A maximum seven-year sentence for former Volkswagen AG executive Oliver Schmidt closes a long chapter in perhaps the largest and most expensive conspiracy in the global auto industry’s history, reports the Detroit News. Schmidt, 48, also was fined $400,000 in federal court for his role in the automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal. The German national pleaded guilty . . .

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