Former Volkswagen executive jailed for involvement in diesel scandal

Last Updated: Dec 07 2017 18:26

BUSINESS- Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive has been sentenced to seven years in prison, for helping the German automaker evade clean air laws.

He has also been fined $400,000 (£298,778) after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and violating the Clean Air Act in August.

"I made bad decisions and for that I am sorry," Mr Schmidt said in court on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

Schmidt is the second person after James Liang to be imprisoned in the US over the diesel emissions scandal.