Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty in U.S. diesel emissions probe

9th Sep 2016 Comments Off on Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty in U.S. diesel emissions probe

By David Shepardson and Joseph White | DETROIT/WASHINGTON A Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) engineer pleaded guilty on Friday to helping the German automaker evade U.S. emission standards, and his lawyer said he would cooperate with federal authorities in their criminal probe. James Liang, who has worked for VW since 1983 and was part of a team of engineers who developed a […]

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VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in U.S. Criminal Case Over Diesel Emissions

9th Sep 2016 Comments Off on VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in U.S. Criminal Case Over Diesel Emissions

A Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to defraud regulators and car owners, in the first criminal charges stemming from the American investigation into the German carmaker’s emissions deception. The case against the engineer, James Robert Liang, who pleaded guilty in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, adds to the pressure on the company, […]

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VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in Emissions Case, Will Cooperate

9th Sep 2016 Comments Off on VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in Emissions Case, Will Cooperate

A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company’s emissions cheating scandal, advancing a criminal investigation by agreeing to testify against others. James Robert Liang, 62, of Newbury Park, California, entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit to one count of conspiracy to defraud the government through wire fraud. Liang is the […]

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Vermont sues VW over emissions-rigging scandal

9th Sep 2016 Comments Off on Vermont sues VW over emissions-rigging scandal

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont’s top lawyer is not backing down from auto giant Volkswagen. It was a massive advertising campaign. Print, online and TV ads pushing Volkswagen and Audi’s new “clean diesel” vehicles. “Fraudulent, untrue, misleading statements,” said Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell. Sorrell has harsh words for the automaker, accusing the manufacturer of duping customers and regulators by producing diesel […]

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