Herbert Diess, Volkswagen's new CEO, poses during the Volkswagen Group's annual general meeting in Berlin, Germany, May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo
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New Volkswagen chief Herbert Diess, so far widely seen as untarnished by the firm's 'dieselgate' emissions cheating scandal, may have known about the trickery earlier than previously thought, according to a media report Sunday.Oliver Schmidt, a former VW manager jailed in the U.S. over dieselgate, told the FBI he had briefed Diess and other executives about the cheating and the potential financial consequences almost one month before the group's public admission in September 2015, newspaper Bild am Sonntag (BamS) reported.VW's admission on Sept. 18, 2015 that it had fitted 11 million vehicles worldwide with the devices has so far cost it more than 25 billion euros ($30 billion) in buybacks, fines and compensation, and the company remains mired in legal woes at home and abroad.
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