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with the 4th 5th pit. subscribe all morning. was like, well, i what it was. i was sentenced to 7 years in jail out and had to pay a $400000.00 fine. that's fine. that's what this scandal costs me personally. you cost me about, i was assured that there was nothing illegal in our chasms of eldest simba, but talk globe nobody back then was thinking, fraud, clod. it was a breach of the engineer's code and your newest vin, to columbia angleton. that went into corn, cold me, i told him we'd been cheating, and that the cars had test detection software, and vin to corn must himself have been wondering how much he knew who the m at san
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september 18th. it was on the news social whose idea was it the when and who covered it up via the who knew and at what point? one status like a host. the diesel emissions scandal known as germany's largest industrial scandal with victims running into the millions of customers. but who exactly was behind the fraud v w, then c, e o martin ventercore on his manages and engineers years later, they are now finally going on trial. this is the 1st time that some of those involved have talk to the media about culpability innocence and ignorance. and what happens when nobody is accountable?
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this is a long story, was many chapters at its center is a secret, a trade secret kept quiet for 10 long years, until the news broke in september 2015. the us environmental protection agency served a notice of violation alleging that v. w had manipulated emissions test results. this is a difficult mass or challenge for volkswagen. i suspect they're in crisis mode. won't estimate you on an auto sewing mit their money, bullying for the software. they've 5 of dinged harassment of exxon doesn't apply to hendrick when the shorter flows of the room. that's a comment. this is jordan. i was hoping to sh c o martin ventercore and accepted responsibility for the scandal, isn't shooting me in olive form, only couldn't the broken leg something from the stroke for the field, hope an apology. unable to save the job of germany's best paid executive
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marketing winter concrete, i was forced on chef on fox pardon, took before events said even been properly investigated. the v. w. supervisory board absolved ventercore in of any blame no longer bows. vocal fist hogan does have in the comp, county kent, this hector, from the more money pulitzer infant across vehicle. at the same time v. w was similarly swift to blame others, claiming that a small group of engineers was responsible assess whether you filed them for an infrequent taking a gun in the mclaughlin figure on her 1st bargain, avery, social media of the management insisted they'd been completely in the dark who knew what to when will now be told in court for the 1st time. will those responsible continue to shift the blame to each other but to leash like it's only human to try and delegate responsibility for criminal
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action lee part you have to work with that and see what emerges in court off and whether the story is ultimately credible and believable are not as hostile, some claim to date, issued repeated warnings, while others denied ever having heard about the scamp. we gained access to internal documents and interviews, and we're able to talk to some of the 100 or so people linked to the scandal. we then had 3 actors read what these individuals told us, one for executives and to act as representing engineers, associates wish to remain anonymous, but at the same time, tell us their stories. as a minor, multi virtual is let's at least what is my motivation is that after doing so much wrong in the past t o, in at least for the people who ask themselves who these awful people are these. and
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so i want to explain to how astonishingly easy it is to get into something so bad to malcolm the order that i'm to go out before i close money, are we victims or perpetrators are not at school, neither just give who i knew, but i didn't prevent it and i'm still mad with myself. absolutely. right. michelle to kind of far one of the people involved offered to talk to us on camera. oliver schmidt. he became the public face of the scandal. his u. s. police mugshot went around the world. well, not often you see an auto executive arrested working overnight, a major development in the volkswagen emission scandal. the new york times reports v w executive oliver schmidt was arrested this weekend. a trip to the u. s. by oliver schmidt allowed f b. i. agents to intercept him saturday at miami airport. haps love miss so to let
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her soft capsule lock us off. i made it to the restroom or dance. i was able to pull my pants up if the i bought and then 5 f, b i. agents and 3 airport police storm the toilet when in vessel had was i was put in a cell because given prison clothing and when his wives, oh, it would have been all i was booked at exactly 2 o'clock when the news was on new fans. the story was my arrest progress while i had mine of her big welcome to the cell block course as in st huckabee, for oliver schmidt pleaded guilty and spent 3 years in a prison in the u. s. in 2020, he was transferred to a prison in germany. this is the 1st time he's talked on camera, about his involvement in the emissions scandal. he had good connections with us environmental all, sir. it is being economical with the truce cost him everything. line assure
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discounts i thought, and if my crime was flying to the us and talking to bureaucrats, it included a how i spoke with them in a way i shouldn't have related him as needed. i didn't tell them everything. i knew he can have behaved alaska. zak was ablest, an emission that landed schmidt in prison, but who else was accountable in the end, every one claims that innocence, which is exactly how the story began. years ago. v w executives wanted to expand in the u. s. and devised a plan. they called it you s o 7 clean diesel. the executives wanted to take over the u. s. market and eventually become the world's number one call maker. this was in 2005. the call maker began working on
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a clean and economical diesel engine to win over new drivers in the u. s. called the e. j 189. it was designed to conform to the strict to pollution standards in the u . s. small remaining relatively cheap. the engineering involved, however, was beset with problems from the outset. for that is to as well joe gobble. sheila declared exact um, reduce plenty of engineers, said it would be too difficult to meet the u. s. 07 standards with the 1st engine always but, and they were ashamed but didn't know how to make their project happen. this leave you with the shop door. but the pressure was on the e a $189.00 was stated to be ready for mass production within 2 years, as opposed to the 4 or 5 normally. doug keeps done it bizarre. then there are the ones who like to up sell for cough. i will manage it. i'm going to meet those standards with my fantastic engine. these glance will to
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a foot that was one of the key mistakes or another time true was models or the technical reality. the engineers were not even close to reaching their targets . and the required emissions levels. there was growing consternation until one of the engineers told his colleagues about an interesting software software that could detect when the cars were undergoing emissions tests. test cycles are always based on 3 factors, acceleration, speed, and time. the software could detect the parameters and then reduce the nitrogen oxide output said that the car's passed to us emissions standards during physical tests with inspectors. but back on the road, the cars emitted a much greater amounts of nitrogen oxide. the engines,
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developers insist they never saw that would break laws or does run a test or can uncle swa all did was test detection was no question tests we wanted to detect when the car was on a test rate. and when it wasn't on these a test, a lot of people found this test detection a tad, unethical lately, garner. but i didn't know whether it was illegal or not, because i hadn't read the emissions legislation either. it's gibbon is julie. according to the engineer's every step and every decision was approved by the relevant superior, which gave the team a feeling of security other zips in for yards weitel in the spring of 2016, i still couldn't believe at least in what am i the world i always thought i hadn't done anything wrong, it's young's was this. the hor, i forwarded. whatever i had done and found strained by the to the bosses discolored . hover. the result was a tendency to say it's, it's not that bad. every one does it, and we'll just carry on when to be
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a man of either bestowed one. but the story tell by the executives who supposedly gave the go ahead is a very different one. for these answers i have in the 1st i even heard of this issue was in 2015 us human. that if someone had told me 3 years earlier that we were cheating and breaking the law by using tricks, i would have taken them to task and demanded an explanation. that of the cyclone was one person's words against another's. did the engineers actually warn their bosses and did those bosses really know nothing? this is where everyone gets to tell their side of the story. brown strike the civic center in the same german state as v w headquarters has been repurposed as the courtroom. prosecutors have been preparing their case for 6 years. the 1st trials are now underway. the defendants faced charges including organized commercial fraud
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and tax evasion. good unclog, relatively stuff, and o stuff, or the under clock and puzzle. r. indictment assumes the defendants worked as an inner circle and knew everything. it was lower, and that there was large scale cheating from the outside, designed to consolidate and, and expand v w's, diesel, car, market, jazz or marked anti lock. not all spawns, old allotted is lung. it among the 1st defendants 2 high ranking engineers identified under german confidentiality laws only as hannah, j until austin d. they claim they repeatedly warned their superiors. also in the dark 2 former managers. yes. h and hines, jacobo? no, sir. who insist they had no knowledge of the manipulation senior criminal activity over a 10 year period. cuz we have a huge number of witnesses and other evidence, in other words altogether. and it really is a trial of a different dimension linked martin ventercore is the highest profile defendant
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that has for now been exempted from the hearings while recovering from hip surgery with the supposedly small group of reckless and, and he is since mushrooming into an army of accused lounge i can look forward to a long series of additional trials. in total, prosecutors have been investigating around $100.00 individuals, previous bookish varnish vices, me wonderful 20th hosking. when i don't know how many it really was stuck on 1st man. and i wouldn't just look at ventre corridor, but, but um, what did people the next level down know, but beyond and who issued the instructions to take who covered up and who knew what and when helpful. i have this pile with about 50 witness statements covering. all areas just think would be from your regular engineer up to the departmental heads corpus to their statements were all about trying to save their own skin hutsel at
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night. mm. this is a tale with a variety of truths for every episode, including a meeting in november, 2006. that said to be the genesis of the emissions fraud. it was the 1st of 3 key situations in which v w staff had the choice of voicing in favor or against the deception. the engineers made a presentation for the then heads of engine developments, showing how the e, a 189 could pass this straight to u. s. emissions tests. the software developers provided a detailed description of the cheat feature, assuming their bus would then ban its deployment. they claim one of them would later testify. i was clear about our plan. i was expecting the boss to throw us out. except he didn't via bow on
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d his. we need this function to assist the launch for the 1st 6 months. and we'll de install it as soon as possible, at vida, we'll carry on working to improve emission on slide the fall. we'll get it done and it will be gone again inside 6. mom is i. so off the engine chief says today that his staff failed to make it clear that it was a cheat device and that he gave no approval for the test detection. after the meeting, one of those present sent an e mail to to colleagues. what i understood was, if we are to use test detection, then in a way that we don't get caught the meeting is now considered the beginning of a gigantic fraud. at the time it was perhaps seen as just a bit of industry standard, fiddling the throttle, the satish fraud on east. and that's not what i had in mind for 1st because it was
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standard practice to have functions like that. so the 2nd, because nitrogen oxide was not really an issue back then about dot is up, what is she that was basically a green light and the listing there was no real feeling of wrong doing like it was seen more like j. walker z o v, that a lot of people do it even if it's not allowed of those want lots of trees and that was the sent him out to the symphony. when done and what a claim that never seen it is fraud. who can we have a different opinion as our investigations progressed long, which ones like at the said our findings with the results on the evidence that we've gathered him, tell a very different story for her. the function originally envisaged is the 6 months jumpstart, became a permanent fixture. over 10 years, it was fitted in 11000000 cars, sold all over the world, january 2007,
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a few weeks after the engineers meeting with the engine development head, voice gang hats. martin ventercore was promoted to the position of ceo morgan under his management, v. w would enjoy a record breaking success. he had an engineering background himself and was known for his attention to detail. oh, he was repulsed. really, what is, does he take this leave lodge on field? the here a little child, the lawyer in vasa, this is alison elderly life. it is the since we're $500.00 north didn't miss mostly middle by law handlers was going through the v w. diesel engine had yet to hit the market. even with the cheat software on board. it was not ready for mass production with progress impeded by clogged particulate filters and test car breakdowns. the new head of engine development needed a lot more money for the a 189, which required the approval of vin to cohen. to find his asthma. it was
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a disaster of plus the biggest development cost hike ever and v w o. v. again. but at the end of 2007, the engine chief talked to vin to cohen who had seemingly been previously unaware of the problems besetting the diesel engine project. does not khrushchev yesco or hobbies, winter condos. as i told vin to corn big, the big a fiasco would have been seeing the cars break down on mass in the u. s. due to faulty particular filters, dissing over, but simply protecting the filters via software could mean big trouble with the authorities that heard of its being the subject gazette. i told him, i remember very clearly. and he said to me too, mia and no one 0, the engine chief insists he was talking about problems that likewise knew nothing about any fraud. vinto cons,
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memories of the conversation appear limited to the cost increase with no recollection of any details. not long after approving the multi 1000000 euro project funding, he presented his company's showcase diesel engine. you're charging all competitors every blend to so i $100000.00 forks logs a year in the us by the year was all excited. the lead video i that i saw a strong side of our commitment to the clean diesel engine was finally launched in the us since he, samson dates, earth, one manipulated muddle, was even crowned green car if the year at the 2009 los angeles auto show the engine was a resounding success. even if there was still serious problems. car off to car in
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the u. s. ended up needing repairs because of the cheat software. on longer journeys, it just seems a car was on the test rig. the system switched to low emissions, but the filters became clogged. the engineers solution optimized the software zip. now it could even detect where the some mom was at the wheel. when now in the year 2012. this vague huffman, even the next mistake was the decision to add the steering angle factor ian does. and for me that's also the tragic bit stuff. so a bit like the ghost, it's called by curtis sorcerer's apprentice. oh, of course it was cathy which is why the entire hierarchy was again urged to make that decision happens a few that would leave, but ultimately the decision was taken thus months homes senior managers had again decided in favor of manipulating the diesel palate cars. again,
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a major strategic decision, and again, nobody challenged it. meanwhile, the circle of those in the know continued to grow. oh, this is martin ventercore at the time. did he know what was going on in his company? there's no documented evidence to the affirmative. the ceo was busy celebrating one triumph after the next with v w increasing profit almost tenfold. under his leadership. martin ventercore was by now germany standouts, chief executive. he rubbed shoulders with world leaders, his annual salary, 17000000 euros, and v w was set for further success. but in 2014 developments to can you turn you to the work of another group of engineers. researches here at the university of
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west virginia began using a different testing method. they measured emissions from cars while actually out on the road instead of in the lab. and to their surprise, the v. w engines, nitrogen oxide levels were up to 35 times higher than permitted we saw a vastly different performance between the test. so and the, and the, and the highway then, you know, then we knew that their vehicles must be exhibiting some different behavior. while scientists and inspectors were baffled, nobody yet was thinking fraud. they informed v w. we fully anticipated that there be a voluntary recall. things have been fixed and we heard nothing more about the virginia study was commissioned by the international council, unclean transportation or i, c. c, t. the developers at v w h q involve spoke new. it contained all the pieces of the puzzle to expose their machinations. an engineer remembers the increasing anxiety.
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we knew we were busted. we had 500000 vehicles in the u. s. and in the worst case scenario would have to buy them back. ah, the result was a growing tower of one lie after the next life with a high price, as is now clear from internal b w reports punish, attend beam d i. c, c t studia, i'm unable to say who was aware of the i c c t study in full detail back then. i was arden does. the what i can say is that the main reason for the us authorities punishing us so harshly, was asked. not telling the truth after that. need to to go hide. caserta lay 2014 martin ventercore. and his 1st told about the study,
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a close, confident spent, got vice, wrote him a note that landed in the brief case vin, to kohen, would take home every weekend. now, does sta in a meeting else on the counter? that was the weekend mail as reported in the media. it's an important point because it enables us to assert that from this moment on up to mr. ventercore knew that the vehicles in the u. s. i had a defeat device device. i english don't cotton. so named because it's designed to defeat tests bent, got vice, remembered the gist of the note didn't text for devonne, and i consulted oliver schmid. about the wording of the weekend mail defeat. it even included defeat device. everyone knew what we meant me would have, has it? i was assured that there was no logical explanation for the nitrogen oxide deviations we have our i knew we had to take action. listen, not because we cheated,
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but because it was dangerous and our lack of an explanation that is presented on the economically on been 0 at russ and yvonne and post as this was in the weekend mail. i was preparing for feedback about i didn't hear anything, not from ventercore either or didn't accomplished who that reference was a red alert. well, not actually referring to test detection. got vice did warn vin to call that american inspectors could look for it. the exact wording. it's likely that the authorities will then search the v w systems for evidence of test detection being fitted in the engine control software. a defeat device. but did vince colon even read that reference in his weekend mail? did he understand what its contents might entail for the company?
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he would later effectively say that he hadn't read the alarming notes. all he could remember was having been informed of the study this same account, ventercore would repeat later on the records as a parliamentary committee of inquiry in berlin. according to his version of events, nobody mentioned manipulation or cheating. what i wanted to know was whether it was a genuine problem. i was told, no, it's a technical issue. i cannot understand why i was not clearly informed earlier about the problems in the us. of course i asked myself to whether i missed or misinterpreted particular signals. only at the very end he says, did he realised that the issue was an illegal defeat device? 0 output to form or does
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a longer almost out merely because i found his appearance before the committee of inquiry, frankly appalling. his own on. so i martin ventercore presented himself as someone who understood the engineering day and new v w vehicles to a t portal theatre ye this and there he is at the committee pretending had never heard of emissions control system as it was station looking on the vascular didn't tickle and says he was oblivious to anything untoward for almost 10 years. he knew nothing about the defeat device and nothing about the growing risks for v. w. is that plausible? embodied type. he was a stickler for detail. although he was a boss for many decades easily, you're in charge of technical issues that cannot have detailed comprehension of everything due to the sheer scale. because you can't understand every single detail, no way. look, this is joan mann. this is a man with a wide range of different interest child moods and he had his people everywhere in
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the company. the phone didn't go, i reckon also knew what was involved in what was into corners. a very clever man in my eyes, the a show and one interested and detailed it tights into see it. i really would be surprised if he hadn't noticed any things in all those 10 years like a clique tut. ah, exactly what he did know back then remains unclear, but he evidently, and massively underestimated the scope of the problems. vinto collins well derivatives above all around the customer and their satisfaction fuel economy safety and driving enjoyment. all evidently more important than emissions. the scope of concern ganske bloody think the company's approach was quite clearly our customer satisfaction has top priority. wooden animals with customers being satisfied with their car was vital for vin to corn. and the spirit of into corn, as it were, was at the core of company culture. up you missions are not customer relevant as
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long as the car isn't pumping out dirty, rancid fumes fucks wagon was not alone in its willingness to outsmart the inspectors. once the v w emission scandal hit, the headlines, other carmakers were also investigated, resulting in fines' claims for financial damages and recalls in germany as well as the u. s. among the new suspects, mercedes benz b, w subsidiaries, audi and portia. but also chrysler, theat and auto parts. supplier bosh for 12000 fulton gaps, the gazette cable, g of prior to 2015. there was legislation that was evidently not enforced, that it had cross and obvious loopholes. these exit and this legislation was simply not enforced across the board vote. volkswagen came clean, the others didn't like. so this one sided focused on folks bargain isn't fair either. for the la
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d spits at v w was the tip of the iceberg. that was the most brazen offenders. it's oftentimes that, but you need to remember the v w was far from the only company involved. the name bar, as it turned out, it was not as is often reported a v w scandal. and it was a scandal where the car industry, in general, used a legal method to circumvent environmental regulations of gunboat. in 2017 oliver kyesha was deputy chairman of the parliamentary inquiry into the emissions scandal. he says that germany is ro transferred agencies checks when i the strict no independence the agency has rejected the claim as absurd. that krisha insists he's right. at the outcast handouts, i said i'd lisha dusty. all the emissions scandal shows very clearly how the car industry is able to dictate stipulations o'bonham bus the fod saga by hand. that
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the point was not really monitoring vehicle emissions on the road and aligned the home dust. so focused was solely on ensuring that the official test it's appeared to pass, and it was designated quite lately as an industry oriented testing industry. now, proof of besides unit for 2015. following the suspicious emissions readings in the i c. c t study the u. s. authorities were unreal and saying in their perceived, why are your diesel so dirty? how do you explain this? the v w engineers continued to equivocate, while keeping quiet about the defeat device ah plan was to stole for time. ah, when questioned, we were not to say a word about the technical background, an internal email in march 2015, set words to the effect of
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b. w is on thin ice in the u. s. and further, if i say what i know, they'll be red face is all round but as i fuck met was now obvious that the people also in the u. s. had no idea what to do any more and were at a complete loss. tried to show it was free, it was an awful atmosphere. gosh, should i, we realized that they were sweating the fan were at their wits end, missouri from isn't eventually v w faced an ultimatum from the u. s. so sorties, either you provide an explanation or we won't certify your new cause. with disaster looming, vw held one crisis meeting off to the next vin to con himself faced deming. testimony from his confidant band got vice vendor columbus jungle food,
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when vinegar called me i told him that we'd been cheating. thus that the cars had a device that could differentiate between test bench and road. brassel decided ventercore would lay to challenge that accounts. while confirming the cool had taken place, he denied he'd been given such a warning. not long after that phone call a 3rd and crucial decision was made. on july 20 seventh's 2015, the v w headquarters involves book was the scene of a product failure analysis meeting at which martin ventercore and finally sat down with the engine designers for the 1st time, reportedly on the agenda. what would they to do about the u. s. diesel engines? what about the authorities? as for the rest of the meeting, one story with various narratives. oliver schmidt was among those present it as
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a milady flock of us. what i didn't, chavez, tish walton. what it was discussed at the meeting was to have cars off amazon does often and was submitted to you believe my version, where the board said we had to clarify this with authorities. i know there was awful. do you believe us prosecutor's debt? my claim, b, w management, ordered a blanket smokescreen to the authorities to the, to the to vote. and the 3rd version of fun related by executives to the parliamentary committee, to tea at 4 that the board said nothing at all. socials was auto w. okay, scott, ah, evidently there was a presentation which apparently referred to as a half a 1000000 vehicles being affected on the american market. and the prospect have drastic penalties for v w. couple inequality on will human info. somebody apparently did a calculation and just multiplied the maximum penalty by the number of cars written down on a slip of paper. and that was discussed at the meeting. yes,
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yes. winter coons account of events is a very different one. according to him, the meeting was not about any legal defeat device or potential fines, or indeed whether they were to tell the truth to the authorities. minutes from the meeting however, reveal talk of only a partial disclosure of information. the v w. inspectors did not subsequently claim that vin to con was lying, but they did accuse him of negligence and a failure to take action a leash. oh, tom, i advised, they said he did not properly pursue elicit software functions in the to later t d. i. after july the 25th 2015. and that he failed to ensure that the enquiries from the american authorities were answered completely.
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and truthfully until the 12 the man tasked was talking to the u. s. so sorry, t swiss oliver schmidt, his job to get v w out of trouble. at the same time, there may have been the prospect of using the opportunity to give his career a boost. what they chose me because of my contacts with the u. s. authorities, there was a list of instructions, a script telling me what to say and what to a man. and like i was not to say the words defeat device on my, on doing one. in august 2015. schmidt flew to the us where he told some of the truth, but not all. regardless, the american investigators refused to relent. the show was over. a v w engineer was tired of lying and admitted to the scam. it was now a matter of not if but when the disaster would happen. but v w executives were still confident that things wouldn't turn out. so bad winter cohen would lay to say
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that the engineers confession was likewise news to him. he made a high profile appearance at germany's biggest car show. it would be his last decade on viva volkswagen. leave the sparkling but come on. the pistol isn't always lego fox fog light in the driver's seat. 2 days later, the american environmental agency went public with the scandal. the global headlines now made clear the gravity of the situation. em otts it on september 18th, it was on the evening news. and that was when i knew, oh, this is bad. so as always, to shim as each to fog swagger a common when i arrived at volkswagen, my impression was more that they had massively underestimated the consequences of
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what had been done in the tyler bussey form. it's like being seriously drunk and doing 250 kilometers per hour on the highway and expecting to get a small, a fine launched off like for a parking ticket. if i could park volkswagen is being told to recall. nearly half a 1000000 vehicles were in mission software. they did what this is a difficult master challenge for volkswagen. i suspect very crisis mode database bro. doesn't apply to hinder calling to shorten slows obstacle. m. that's a comment. this is jordan. i was often tish, was no goodly sh. conspire and removed via leon gus off. yet like that list of who has the biggest blame the engineer who did the programming to now like his superior? yes. as asked who knew but didn't stop him, not dish have bigger boss. yeah. who knew but didn't do anything either on so vita,
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the, to reach out guns, feet, as he, of course, a lot of them pledged ignorance and said, no, i never heard about any acoustic function, acoustic food to them, flies ethnic i, the on it must have been hundreds of people on the sweat, then maybe 10. say it was me. i was verified in being the slim feel or are you ready to go to halter put alicia albert from 600000 mention, look at an article documented the social class was shocking. flucker and you're thinking, what are you talking about? women done and as an engineer, you thank you to, to the entire development of an engine, plus x number of suppliers, and what have you have us at dawning, if you add it all up. so and look at the total number of b w employees side, if of is this just handful of engineers. no v w insisted that 100 people constituted a tiny group compared to a workforce of 600000. and that the company had taken appropriate action to resolve
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the affair. yahoo, i'm a lawyer, disco, sewell's, crew to wine, and i have your local. we now have a different culture that uses of openness and addressing mistakes swung the diesel affair will always be part of folks wagons, history. and there's no way around that. good out of you. like many of my colleagues, i've always acknowledged that this was the biggest case of corporate fraud in post war, german history and arch lungs are not concrete. o . as 2021 dawned, v w was eager to put the scandal to bed. before the trials got underway and lounged like the company had already made its own verdicts, dismissing engineers without notice, while others continue to work for the call maker. v w said martin vinto khan was guilty only of negligence. and that after the crucial meeting should have been
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honest with the american authorities. but the call maker did then sue him for damages while of into cons. executive insurance covered the majority, he was left to pay 11200000 euros out of his own pocket. a lot of money, but less than an average. he is pe oliver schmidt was among those who attended the emergency meeting. he was the man assigned to talking to the u. s. o sororities, but did not tell the whole truth costing him 3 years in jail. he emerged a free man, but one who had since been sacked by v w. bestbuy for almost 20 years of my life revolved around the company and the factory on it feels weird coming back here as well. ah aah! schmidt went to court to challenge his dismissal. but has yet to reach a settlement. there is no progress now. why not?
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no interest from the other party to d. w refuses to comment on individual cases. the pound strike, prosecutors have charged 20 plus v w employees for the 70 or so is still under investigation. the diesel emissions scandal is a story with no witness. where some have lost almost everything and others little mm ah ah, ah, rare earth fresh from the field. thanks to fight hell. mining plants are you there? eco friendly mining to valuable metals found in the ground will soon be on these
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