VW Executive Arrested In Connection With ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

Five months after investigators found evidence of criminal behavior at Volkswagen tied to “Dieselgate,” one executive with the carmaker has been arrested. 

The New York Times, citing sources close to the matter, reports that the FBI arrested Oliver Schmidt, a former executive with VW’s regulatory compliance office, over the weekend. Authorities charged Schmidt with defrauding the U.S. government.

Schmidt, who worked in the compliance office from 2014 until March 2015, reportedly...

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