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Oliver Schmidt, former Volkswagen compliance chief. Oliver Schmidt, former Volkswagen compliance chief.

Oliver Schmidt, Volkswagen’s former top U.S. compliance officer, received the maximum sentence Wednesday for his role in lying to federal regulators and in helping the automaker to hide its conspiracy to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

Sue Reisinger

senior reporter at ALM since 2004; based in Florida; covers general counsel and white collar crime; contact: sreisinger@alm.com

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