Remember VW Diesel Emission Scandel? Now Cummins is Fined

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/cummins-agrees-to-record-setting-fine-in-emissions-settlement/ar-AA1mLwKb
Cummins agreed to a record-setting fine in a $2 billion settlement of a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the U.S. Justice Department and California charging the truck engine maker with installing devices designed to cheat emissions control.

The lawsuit said Cummins installed “defeat devices” to bypass or disable emissions controls such as emission sensors and onboard computers.

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Got to hand it to the Germans. When their CEOs are frauds, they actually put them in jail.

VW executive given the maximum prison sentence for his role in Dieselgate - The Verge

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Was it the Germans or the Americans who put him in prison?

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The prison term and an accompanying $400,000 fine were announced at a sentencing hearing today in a US District Court in Detroit.

He is the second VW employee to be sentenced in the United States for his role in the Dieselgate scandal.

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GM and Ford would have no executives. Remote work does not come with that deal.

Did you even read The Verve article:

The man who was in charge of Volkswagen’s US environmental and engineering office before the Dieselgate scandal has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Oliver Schmidt had previously pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act and conspiracy to defraud the US government in August for his role in Dieselgate, where VW was found to have used hidden software to hide the fact that many of its cars weren’t meeting emissions standards.

The prison term and an accompanying $400,000 fine were announced at a sentencing hearing today in a US District Court in Detroit. They represent the maximum penalties for those charges.

Schmidt originally faced up to 169 years in prison on 11 felony counts before he entered his guilty plea. He is the second VW employee to be sentenced in the United States for his role in the Dieselgate scandal. Former engineer James Liang was sentenced in August to 40 months in prison and a $200,000 fine by the same District Court judge, Sean Cox.

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I linked the wrong article. It was a joke. The Germans arrested the CEO of Audi over the emissions scandal, and then let him go.

{{ Rupert Stadler, the former chief executive of the automaker Volkswagen’s Audi division, has agreed to plead guilty to charges in Germany related a vast emissions cheating scandal, becoming the highest-ranking executive to be convicted in the case, which changed the direction of the car industry.

A Munich state court said Wednesday that Mr. Stadler would accept a plea deal offered by a judge, which involves a suspended sentence of up to two years in exchange for a full confession and payment of a fine of 1.1 million euros, or $1.2 million.

Mr. Stadler, 60, who was also a member of Volkswagen’s management board, was accused of allowing diesel cars made by Audi to remain on sale even after the parent company admitted in 2015 that millions of its vehicles were equipped with software designed to mask excess emissions. }}

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