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