Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States over the company's diesel emissions scandal.
Oliver Schmidt is shown during happier times on the left. The photo on the right shows Schmidt at the time of his arrest in Florida.
Schmidt, the Volkswagen executive who was in charge of complying with U.S. emissions regulations, was arrested during the weekend in Florida and accused of deceiving federal regulators about the use of special software that cheated on emissions tests.
He who was general manager of the engineering and environmental office for VW of America and was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and wire fraud.
He will likely be taken to from Florida to Detroit, where the Justice Department investigation is based, to face arraignment at a later date. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.