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Detain a former Executive of Volkswagen by the Dieselgate in the U.S.

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In September of last year I reported on the first arrest had occurred of a former Executive of the Volkswagen Group as a result of the Dieselgate. On that occasion the aggrieved James Liang was an engineer of Volkswagen decided to plead guilty (do not know whether voluntarily or compulsory form) participate in fraud in United States diesel vehicle emissions.

That looks like what happened years ago, but we now get information via The New York Times that the Federal Bureau of investigation or FBI (to give more hype to the topic) arrested another Executive of the Volkswagen Group accused of conspiring to defraud in the United States. The detainee would have been taken to police premises in the city of Florida this past Saturday, but it was not until now that the accusations had been made public.

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The detainee called Oliver Schmidt and during the years 2014-2015 he directed the office for the fulfillment of the normative anti pollution of the United States in the Volkswagen Group. This situation has been reached through different demands that have been presented against the German conglomerate in the States of New York and Massachusetts that directly accused Schmidt of membership active in emissions fraud.

Seeing these accusations to the Volkswagen Group are complicated things and this former Executive (already) of the Consortium also as shall be filed in the courts of the State of Florida these days. While all this takes place the Group has not made statements formally on the matter, but has very well not because sit in the directive dome as great managers will not attend the Auto Show in Detroit, which is taking place these days.

For its part, the FBI has also declined to make statements, although it is likely that additional information about investigations being carried out against the Volkswagen Group and the Dieselgate is still filtered.

Source-The New York Times

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