Regulators in the United States and Europe are investigating other automakers for potential violations of diesel emissions rules. "You saw this as your opportunity to shine ... and climb the corporate ladder at VW".
VW used sophisticated software to cheat emissions rules on almost 600,000 USA vehicles. The government says he later misled US investigators and destroyed documents.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy and violating the Clean Air Act in August.
Schmidt headed VW's engineering and environmental office in MI from 2012 to early 2015, according to an Associated Pressaccount. But his lawyers point out that he wasnt involved when the scheme was hatched years earlier by the company.
The software reduced harmful emissions of nitrogen oxide when the cars were being tested, but on the road, the emissions were well over limits to control pollution.
Schmidt, 48, was arrested in Miami in January while trying to return to Germany after a vacation.
"I made bad decisions and for that I am sorry", Mr Schmidt said in court on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
"Schmidt sent detailed updates to VW management in Germany apprising them of precisely what he had said, and making it obvious that he was following the script of deception and deceit that VW, with Schmidt's input, had chosen", prosecutors told the court last month.
VW's costs so far include settlements of government and customer lawsuits, buybacks and retrofits of affected vehicles, and the criminal plea deal, which included $2.8 billion in criminal fines and $US1.5 billion in civil penalties.
The API report showed an increase of 9.196 million barrels, compared to forecasts of a much smaller 1.145-million-barrel build. Back in September 2015, he forecast crude would slump to between $25 and $30, five months before prices dipped to around $26.
Flynn had been a paid consultant for the business venture before he joined the Trump campaign a year ago . He added, "This is the start of something I have been working on for years, and we are good to go".
Down the stretch against the Jazz, though, the Thunder looked for Anthony, as he scored eight of his 14 in the final 5½ minutes. While his numbers won't make people jump out of their seats, he's been a terrific asset for his team on both ends of the floor.
The maximum and minimum temperature would be around 24 and 9 degrees Celsius respectively, according to the weather department. Meanwhile, the city recorded a high of 23.9 degrees Celsius, a low of 8 degrees Celsius, a MeT department official said.
The school will have an all day Toys for Tots collection day on Friday. "We've only collected from a few places", said Harford Co. Last year, the Harford County warehouse alone distributed more than 57, 000 toys throughout the county.
In June Deutsche Bank cited privacy laws when it rejected a request by House Democrats to provide details of Trump's finances. Deutsche Bank has also come under scrutiny for activities in the same world it shares with Trump, real estate investment.
Harry and Cressida split from each other in 2014 after she and Prince Charles' youngest son began dating two years earlier. Markle when her and Harry first went public in November of a year ago - with searches increasing by 1430 per cent.
According to reports, medium intensity tremours were felt in Gurgaon, Noida and adjoining areas of Delhi for almost three seconds. A strong natural disaster that was estimated to measure 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Uttarakhand around 8:50 pm on Wednesday.
Quick resolution by appellate courts would allow the Supreme Court to hear and decide the issue this term, by the end of June. As a result of Monday's ruling, Trump's travel ban can take full effect while legal challenges proceed.
Steinhoff's biggest shareholder and chairman, the billionaire Christo Wiese, has taken over as executive chairman temporarily. It is not clear if these are the accounting irregularities Steinhoff is referring to in its latest statement.
Bottoms and Norwood had around 26 percent and 21 percent, respectively, in the vote in the general election on November 6. The provisional ballots will reportedly be counted and added to the final vote total on Thursday.
Among the aircraft sent by the us were a B-1B bomber, several F-22 Raptor stealth jets, F-35 stealth jets, and F-16 fighters. A F-15 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, lands at Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 01, 2017.
The moves come just days after Fulmer was named the new athletic director amid Tennessee's disastrous search for a new coach. Georgia will play No. 2 Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual on New Year's Day.
According to the report, the NFL's compensation committee sent a memorandum to all owners informing them of Goodell's extension. The position has been a lucrative one for Goodell, who has earned more than $200 million since 2006, according to ESPN .
The job-hunting website on Wednesday released its list of top large companies to work for, as voted by employees. Seven Boston companies have been ranked on a nationwide survey of best places to work in the United States.
At the heart, the Apache RR 310 is powered by the same 312.2cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor derived from the BMW G 310 R. The company's two-wheelers are shipped to about 60 countries and in most of the markets the Apache RR 310 will be sold shortly.
Another party to the case, Haji Mehboob said he also wanted early disposal of the matter and did not approve of Sibal's stand. The Supreme Court had fixed the next hearing for the long-standing matter for February 8, 2018.
That scenario has forced retailers and other firms to pass on higher import costs to their customers - hitting sales. Moreover, the rate of prices charged inflation was the second-fastest seen since the survey began in 1996.
Imports of drilling and oilfield equipment climbed by $304 million, and imports of cellphones rose by $303 million. Meanwhile, imports fell 1.6 per cent to $45.9 billion in October, mainly due to a drop in motor vehicles and parts.
As of Wednesday, the bill had average ratings of 32% approval and 46% disapproval, based on polls from five organizations. In a Gallup survey , 29 percent of respondents approved of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, while 56 percent disapproved.