When the scandal of the emissions diesel engines are Volkswagen Group was uncovered, it seemed that it had done so at a party of blind and maimed (with all my love and respect towards these people). The reason is simple; the one and the other is accused in all directions without knowing where aim and to whom look. This fact helped the German giant to gain time to know what to say in order to be credible to society and to the names of the heads would not be tarnished.
time has gone going and it seemed that no one was going to be guilty intentionally or not. However you have already jumped to the fore, we do not know if of the form voluntary or not, the first culprit confessed to have tampered with the diesel engines of the Volkswagen Group. This culprit is James Liang an engineer from Volkswagen that has been convicted of participating in the fraud of the emissions of diesel vehicles in the united States.
According to your words before a court of Detroit, James Liang has been convicted for participating in the Dieselgate of Volkswagen. In this statement, he has revealed knew of the existence software trap of the company and that it could certify environmentally sound diesel engines. In addition, it has also recognized its responsibility in the violation of the rules of regulation of the air, known as Clean Air Act.
To conclude, James Liang, has also acknowledged to the Judge Sean Cox both he and his companions found that the models equipped with engines diesel affected no could comply with the emissions regulations american, so your marketing would be a fraud.
however, for James Ling all is not lost after his confession and guilty plea in the Dieselgate. After his statement to the Judge that has offered voluntarily to collaborate on research next to the us authorities. Therefore, their guilt can be attenuated, and even, in a hypothetical case, exit benefited to give the face and point to the true responsible for the frame.
Source – The Wall Street Journal