September 8, 2017 / 1:10 AM / 5 months ago

Volkswagen engineer to appeal U.S. prison sentence

(Reuters) - Former Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) engineer James Liang plans to appeal a 40-month prison sentence for his role in Volkswagen’s multiyear scheme to sell diesel cars that generated more pollution than U.S. clean air rules allowed, according to a court filing on Thursday.

    A federal judge sentenced Liang in August.

    U.S. District Court Judge Sean Cox also ordered the former engineer to pay a $200,000 fine.

    In a filing with the U.S. District Court in Michigan, his lawyer on Thursday said Liang’s sentence would be appealed to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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