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Volkswagen exec’s trip to South Florida

Oliver Schmidt is a German executive, but he knows the USA quite well. He was in charge of Volkswagen of America’s engineering and compliance during the time when the company’s diesel cars were cheating their EPA pollution tests. Mr. Schmidt happened to be in South Florida this January on a family vacation and our government gave him a surprise extended stay. He was arrested, charged with 11 felonies, and remains in jail without bond. The trial is set for the beginning of 2018.

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