All Oliver Schmidt articles

  • Blog post

    Ex-Volkswagen executive gets 7 years in emissions cheating case

    2017-12-07T11:00:00Z

    Oliver Schmidt, the former general manager of Volkswagen AG’s U.S. Environment and Engineering Office, has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in the company’s long-running emissions cheating scandal.

  • Blog post

    Oliver Schmidt—not quite Sgt. Schultz

    2017-03-01T09:00:00Z

    “I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!” seems to be the rallying cry of former head of emissions compliance in the U.S. for Volkswagen Oliver Schmidt, who claims during the VW scandal, “he was a minor player misled by company lawyers and information technology specialists.”