"They set the plea date for 9:30 a.m., August 4", Ashenfelter said.
Oliver Schmidt, a German national who formerly worked as a Volkswagen executive, has agreed to plead guilty over the massive emissions-cheating scandal, a court spokesman said Tuesday. A Volkswagen spokeswoman said the auto maker continues to cooperate with U.S. Justice Department probes of individuals and declined to comment further.
The manufacturer said 11 million of its vehicles were affected worldwide - including nearly 1.2 million in the UK.
VW will pay a $1.5-billion civil fine and $2.8-billion criminal fine, which would have been stiffer had the company refused to spend more than $11 billion to fix or buyback the almost 500,000 tainted vehicles.
Earlier in July the Justice Department charged Giovanni Pamio, a former manager from Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary, with directing employees to design emission-cheating software. Others charged are believed to reside in Germany and aren't likely to be extradited to the U.S.to face charges.
Swiss chainsaw attack was not a terrorist hit
Police launching a manhunt for the suspect and appealing to the public for help. "All we know is he wanted to harm our employees". One, a CSS employee named by Swiss tabloid Blick as 45-year-old Antonio B , was more seriously hurt and is still being treated.
Adobe Signals 2020 as The End of Flash
Apple users have been experiencing the web without Flash for some time. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch never supported Flash. After re-enabling Flash, people will "will continue to require approval for Flash on a site-by-site basis".
Residential building collapse near Ghatkopar
The Mumbai Police blocked the traffic on Lal Bhadur Shastri road to provide a green corridor to rush those rescued to hospitals. Most residents left the building after noticing pieces of concrete falling, the Press Trust of India news agency said.
Back in January, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt on charges related to the automaker's diesel scandal. U.S. District Judge Sean Cox has refused to release Schmidt on bond, saying he might flee.
Schmidt is facing 11 separate felony counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, with a maximum sentence of 169 years in prison.
Among those indicted earlier were Heinz-Jakob Neusser, former head of development for VW Brand and two former heads of engine development, Jens Hadler and Richard Dorenkamp. The full terms of his plea bargain are not yet known.
Regulators in 2015 discovered that Volkswagen diesel cars marketed as clean in fact spewed up to 40 times the permissible limits of nitrogen oxide during normal driving, but this was hidden during emissions testing.