VW emissions scandal: VW engineer pleads guilty to dieselgate criminal charges


VW emissions scandal: VW engineer pleads guilty to dieselgate criminal charges

James Liang admits conspiring to defraud the US by developing a device that cheated emissions tests

A long-serving Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the US, in the wake of the dieselgate emissions scandal.

James Liang, a German national, is the first individual at Volkswagen to face criminal prosecution. He entered the guilty plea at a federal court in Detroit to charges of conspiring to defraud the US, violating the country’s clean air act, and a count of wire fraud. Liang, who has worked for VW since 1983, faces up to five years in prison. He has agreed …read more

Source:: Autocar