© Reuters. The logo of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen can be seen on the car in a showroom of a Volkswagen car dealer in Brussels
WASHINGTON / MUNICH (Reuters) – A US judge in Detroit approved on Thursday the transfer of a former Volkswagen AG (DE 🙂 executive to Germany, who is imprisoned in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.
In 2017, U.S.-based VW manager Oliver Schmidt, who was responsible for emissions issues, was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined regulators and violated clean air laws with a $ 400,000 fine.
The 51-year-old Schmidt should not be released from a US prison until December 2022. As part of his transfer, Germany will assume responsibility for the execution of the rest of his sentence.
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