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Volkswagen exec stays in jail in US emissions cheating case

AP  |  Detroit (US) 

A judge has refused to grant bond to a executive who was arrested in the company's US emissions scandal while on vacation in Miami in January.

The decision today by a Detroit federal judge means Oliver Schmidt will remain locked up while his criminal case moves through

Schmidt said he was able to put up USD 1.6 million in assets to ensure that he would stay in the Detroit area and return to for subsequent hearings. But Judge Sean Cox sided with prosecutors, who warned that Schmidt would be out of reach if he's released and somehow flees to Germany.

Schmidt is charged in Volkswagen's scheme to circumvent US emissions rules on diesel vehicles. pleaded guilty last week.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 00:02 IST