AN ex-VW trainer in America has been jailed for 7 years over a Dieselgate scandal.
Oliver Schmidt, 48, was also fined $400,000 (£300,000) after revelation he helped Volkswagen kick diesel wickedness laws in a US.
Schmidt led a environmental and engineering bureau in Michigan and justice papers explain he schooled of a intrigue in 2015.
VW was taken to justice over “defeat devices” propitious to diesel engines that duped emissions exam machines into meditative cars were cleaner than they were.
In a US, they were 30 times aloft than authorised underneath regulations.
Schmidt pleaded guilty to swindling and violating a Clean Air Act in August.
Defending his case, his profession claimed he had played a “minor role” in a intrigue though a decider handed him a top judgment due by prosecutors.
Schmidt told a court: “I done bad decisions and for that we am sorry.”
Schmidt is a second ex-VW exec to be condemned after James Liang was handed a 3 year jail term.
Globally, a liaison has cost VW over £20billion and also influenced 1.1million cars sole in a UK.
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Almost two-thirds of these have now been removed and given a program refurbish to mislay a lie system.
But British buyers are still but any remuneration notwithstanding VW charity to buy behind US cars.
And Volkswagen also refused to compensate a £2.5million London overload assign check that Mayor Sadiq Khan says is due since of a aloft polluting cars.
Mel Evans, purify atmosphere supporter during Greenpeace, said: “While US regulators are entrance down tough on VW, in Europe it has managed to equivocate any rapist charges and has paid no remuneration to consumers.
“VW knew the cars were spewing out dangerous levels of wickedness that puts people’s health during risk.”