>> A top Volkswagen executive's guilty plea Friday may get him seven years in prison and fined up to $400,000 for his part in the company's diesel emissions scandal in the U.S.. Oliver Schmidt, a German national and Volkswagen's former top compliance emissions manager in the US., admitting in a Detroit Federal Court to conspiring to mislead US regulators and dodging clean air laws.
He will be sentenced December 6th. Eight current and former Volkswagen executives have been charged.>> How long with this test take?>> In March, the German car company pleaded guilty to three felony counts, under a plea agreement to resolve US charges it installed secret software in vehicles to evade emissions tests.
As part of its agreement, the German auto maker has spent as much as $25 billion in the US to resolve claims from owners and regulators and offered to buy back about 500,000 vehicles. Volkswagen on Friday said it continues to cooperate with the Justice Department's investigations into the conduct of its employees.