In the United States court has sentenced the Manager of German automaker Volkswagen AG Oliver Schmidt's seven years of punishment for the participation in the installation of car software, underestimating the real emissions of harmful substances, informs television channel CBS.
The district Court in Detroit also ordered Schmidt to pay a fine in the amount of 400 thousand dollars.
Judge Sean Cox agreed with the prosecution that requested the 7 years punishment and fine. He thought that Schmidt played a key role in the terrorist conspiracy. As the Court, the accused remained silent on the issue of violations in order to " advance your career ".
Schmidt, who headed the Department on issues of regulatory compliance organizations in the United States, was placed behind bars in early January, Florida workers FBI. The court charged him with conspiracy and fraud. In the last month of summer, Schmidt pleaded guilty.
Volkswagen accused US that it was equipped with diesel cars the software, underestimating the real emissions of harmful substances. The us government ordered the Group to withdraw 482 thousand cars of brands Volkswagen and Audi sold in the country in 2009-2015. In April, Volkswagen agreed to repurchase vehicles from customers and pay them compensation. First it was claimed that only the US accusation made eight managers of the automaker.
Volkswagen is the largest automaker in the European Union, It unites Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat. In the division of Corporation on manufacture of cars of class "luxury" includes well-known brands Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti. The firm also produces trucks through a division of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Scania.