VW engineer pleads guilty in U.S. diesel emissions probe Add to ..

September 9, 2016 2:30 PM

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A Volkswagen AG engineer on Friday pleaded guilty and agreed to co-operate in the Justice Department’s probe into the German auto maker’s diesel emissions scandal – the first person charged by U.S. authorities in the environmental probe.

James Liang, who has worked for VW since 1983 and was part of a team of engineers who developed a diesel engine, was charged in an indictment made public on Friday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and violating U.S. clean air laws.

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