Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the US. Photograph: Joe Wilsens/EPA

A US-based Volkswagen executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 (€339,000) by a judge on Wednes(...)

Volkswagen said it continued to co-operate with investigations by the US department of justice “into the conduct of individuals”. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

A federal judge in Detroit sentenced former engineer James Liang to 40 months in prison on Friday for his role in Volkswagen Group’s multiyear scheme (...)

Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of Volkswagen’s environmental and engineering centre in Michigan,  plans to plead guilty to charges in relations to the diesel emissions scandal.

Volkswagen Group will offer incentives to drivers of older diesel models of its five main passenger-car brands to switch to cleaner vehicles in a bid(...)

Volkswagen agreed last month to pay $4.3 billion in penalties and plead guilty to using false statements to import cars into the US. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/AP

A Volkswagen AG compliance executive arrested in the US over the company’s emissions-cheating scandal pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and consp(...)

A Volkswagen car dealership in San Diego, California: Along with a $4.3bn settlement  with the US justice department and EPA,  VW will plead guilty to charges, including wire fraud and violating the US Clean Air Act. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Blake

Oliver Schmidt’s decision to holiday in Florida now seems foolhardy. As a senior VW manager linked to the firm’s diesel emissions scandal, a vacation (...)

VW would have faced higher fines if it hadn’t agreed to spend an estimated $11 billion to address consumer vehicles. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Volkswagen has agreed to make a $4.3 billion (€4.07 billion) settlement to resolve the US government’s civil and criminal investigations into the Germ(...)

VW admitted in September 2015 to installing secret software in hundreds of thousands of US diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests and make them appear cleaner than they were on the road

Volkswagen has confirmed it has negotiated a $4.3 billion (€4.1 billion) draft settlement with US regulators to resolve its diesel emissions troubles (...)

Oliver Schmidt, who was head of compliance in the US in 2012 and 2015, is said to be among the VW employees allegedly involved in the briefing. Photograph: AP

Volkswagen’s top management was briefed in the summer of 2015 about the cheating software at the centre of the company’s diesel emissions scandal, and(...)

 Oliver Schmidt: Volkswagen’s executive in the US has been arrested on charges of conspiracy in connection with the VW emissions scandal. Photograph: EPA/Joe Wilssens

The FBI has arrested a Volkswagen executive in the US accused in civil lawsuits of having an important role in covering up the diesel emissions scanda(...)