Former Volkeswagen engineer jailed in emissions scandal


Posted on: August 26th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Wojtek Laski/Getty Images(DETROIT) – The first person to be prosecuted in the Volkswagen emissions scandal is a 63-year-old engineer.

James Liang, who participated in developing a device that allowed cars to bypass emissions standards, has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and must pay $200,000.

Liang, who cooperated with prosecutors, is one of eight people who are facing charges.  

Volkswagen has agreed to pay as much as $25 billion.

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(DETROIT) — The first person to be prosecuted in the Volkeswagen emissions scandal is a 63-year-old engineer.

James Liang, who participated in developing a device that allowed cars to bypass emissions standards, has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and must pay $200,000.

Liang, who cooperated with prosecutors, is one of eight people who are facing charges.  

Volkswagen has agreed to pay as much as $25 billion.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



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