Former VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in Emissions-Cheating Scandal

September 9, 2016 4:20 PM

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Former VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in Emissions-Cheating Scandal

An earlier lawsuit had named James Liang as the developer of the ‘defeat device’

A Volkswagen AG VLKAY -0.73 % engineer pleaded guilty on Friday to participating in the company’s efforts to cheat on U.S. emissions tests, becoming the first person criminally charged in connection with a wide-ranging scandal that has already cost the German auto giant billions and tarnished its re...

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