A Volkswagen AG executive accused of aiding in a conspiracy to cover up a diesel emissions cheating scandal is set to enter a guilty plea before a Michigan federal judge this month. U.S. District Judge Sean F. Cox issued an order setting an Aug. 4 plea hearing in Detroit for Oliver Schmidt, the former general manager of VW’s environmental and engineering office in the U.S. who was accused earlier this year of playing a role in the conspiracy to cover up the German automaker’s “clean diesel” emissions testing scandal.
Schmidt, 48, was arrested in Miami in January and extradited to Michigan, where, along with five other Volkswagen executives, he was indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges connected with the diesel emissions scandal.
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