Volkswagen Executive Pleads Guilty In US Diesel Emissions Case

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Volkswagen Executive Pleads Guilty In US Diesel Emissions Case

In March, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to three felony counts under a plea agreement to resolve USA charges it installed secret software in vehicles to evade emissions tests.

DETROIT (AP) - A German Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on almost 600,000 diesel vehicles.

On Wednesday, Germany's carmakers, including VW, BMW and Daimler, agreed to upgrade 5.3 million diesel vehicles to reduce their harmful emissions as they scramble to save a technology badly tarnished by the VW test-rigging scandal.

Under a plea agreement, Schmidt faces up to seven years in prison and a fine of between $40,000 and $400,000 after admitting to conspiring to mislead U.S regulators and violating clean air laws.

Schmidt is accused of telling regulators technical problems were to blame for the difference in emissions in road and lab tests. As part of his guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop most of the counts. He scheduled Mr. Schmidt's sentencing for December 6. In 2015, news emerged in the USA of Volkswagen's use of software that turned off emissions controls. The prosecutors of United States have charged with 8 current and former Volkswagen executives.

The software detected when cars were being tested and turned the emission controls off during normal driving.

U.S. District Judge Sean Cox accepted Mr. Schmidt's guilty plea during a hearing Friday morning.

Germany's government and auto bosses have agreed to overhaul engine software on 5.3 million diesel cars to cut pollution and try to fix the industry's battered reputation.

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