A Volkswagon executive has pleaded guilty to federal charges after being arrested earlier this year for violating the Clean Air Act.
Automotive News reports that the judge sentenced him to 7 years in prison and a $400,000 fine.
This is the maximum sentence and highest possible fine you can receive for this white-collar crime.
The judge said he was responsible for a massive cover-up and was the key conspirator in the dirty deed.
His lawyer had asked for 40 months supervised release and “only” a $100,000 fine, but no dice.<
The prosecution basically called him a big fat liar and apparently, the judge agreed.
So at this point…. case closed.
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