Schmidt is one of eight people charged by USA authorities in the emissions scandal, which involved installing software in around 500,000 Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel vehicles sold in the United States from 2009 through 2015 to make US authorities believe the vehicles met USA emissions standards.
Schmidt, a German citizen who lived in Detroit as an emissions compliance executive for VW, was arrested in Miami on vacation last January.
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Glenn also thanked the Government and Mayor of London for their help in securing the games, which will be staged in a post-Brexit Britain.
Right from the time when Volkswagen's scheme was exposed, the auto-company had said yes to paying billions to settle the criminal and civil lawsuit in the US. Only one other VW employee has been sentenced in connection with the emissions scandal: former engineer James Liang, who received 40 months in prison and two years of supervised release as the result of his plea deal.
Schmidt will be deported after he serves his sentence. It is being said that he tried to suppress the issue of his involvement, however admitted that he had hidden the existence of the software in a meeting with a California Air-Resources Board's senior official, long ago in 2015.
In Dieselgate, VW was found to have been cheating the emissions tests.
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Germany's largest automaker is recovering from the emissions crisis that prompted its then-CEO, Martin Winterkorn, to resign in September of 2015 after nearly a decade at the company's helm.
Schmidt ran Volkswagen's USA engineering and environmental office from 2012 through early 2015 and was responsible for obtaining regulatory approval for vehicles sold in the United States.
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