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FILE - This January 2017 file photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows German Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt. Schmidt, a former manager of a VW engineering office in suburban Detroit, pleaded guilty Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

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From right to left: Matthias Wissmann, president of the German Automobile Industry Association (VdA), Harald Krueger, CEO of German car maker BMW, Dieter Zetsche, chairman of German car maker Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz cars, and Matthias Mueller, CEO of German car maker Volkswagen, have taken seat to attend a so-called diesel summit on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 in Berlin. German government officials and automakers meet to discuss the future of diesel vehicles, after a nearly two-year saga of scandal spread from Volkswagen to others in the sector. (Axel Schmidt/Pool Photo via AP)

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The brand logo of German car maker Volkswagen, VW, is photographed on a car in Berlin, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt and Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks call the heads of German car makers for a meeting named National Diesel Forum to Berlin on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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From right to left : Harald Krueger, CEO of German car maker BMW, Dieter Zetsche, chairman of German car maker Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz cars and Matthias Mueller, CEO of German car maker Volkswagen have taken seat to attend a so-called diesel summit on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 in Berlin. German government officials and automakers meet to discuss the future of diesel vehicles, after a nearly two-year saga of scandal spread from Volkswagen to others in the sector. (Axel Schmidt/Pool Photo via AP)

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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2015 file photo a giant logo of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen is pictured on top of a company's factory building in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen will announce its second-quarter earnings on Thursday, July 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

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FILE - This January 2017 file photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows German Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt. A court spokesman in Detroit said Tuesday, July 25, 2017, that Schmidt plans to plead guilty in the company's U.S. emissions scandal. Schmidt will appear in federal court on Aug. 4. He's been in custody since January when he was arrested while on vacation in Miami. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd speaks to reporters after taking the first delivery of Volkswagen's new Atlas SUV in Chattanooga, Tenn., Thursday, May 18, 2017. Boyd put a deposit down for the new SUV when he was the state's economic development commissioner in 2015. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd drives in Chattanooga, Tenn., Thursday, May 18, 2017, after taking the first delivery of Volkswagen's new Atlas SUV. Boyd put a deposit down for the new SUV when he was the state's economic development commissioner in 2015. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, an employee works at the assembly line for Golf 7 cars in the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. The annual news conference of Volkswagen takes place on Tuesday March 14, 2017 in Wolfsburg. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

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From left, Karlheinz Blessing, responsible for 'Human Resources and Organization', Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen and Frank Witter, CFO of Volkswagen, arrive for a press conference of the German Volkswagen company in Wolfsburg, Germany, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, an employee works at the assembly line for Golf 7 cars in the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. The annual news conference of Volkswagen takes place on Tuesday March 14, 2017 in Wolfsburg. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

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Matthias Mueller, left, CEO of Volkswagen and Frank Witter, right, CFO of Volkswagen, talk prior to a press conference of the German Volkswagen company in Wolfsburg, Germany, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen, attends a press conference of the German Volkswagen company in Wolfsburg, Germany, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, an employee works at the assembly line for Golf 7 cars in the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. The annual news conference of Volkswagen takes place on Tuesday March 14, 2017 in Wolfsburg. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, an employee works at the assembly line for Golf 7 cars in the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. The annual news conference of Volkswagen takes place on Tuesday March 14, 2017 in Wolfsburg. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

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FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo Volkswagen cars are presented to media inside a delivery tower n Wolfburg, Germany. The annual news conference of Volkswagen takes place on Tuesday March 14, 2017 in Wolfsburg. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

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FILE - This Thursday, June 8, 2006, file photo, shows Wayne County Circuit Judge Sean Cox, now a U.S. District Court judge, in his chambers in Detroit. On Friday, March 10, 2017, Volkswagen pleaded guilty in a scandal related to diesel emission tests, but Cox said wants more time to study the agreement negotiated by Volkswagen and the U.S. Justice Department and will hold another hearing on April 21. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows the logo on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. On Friday, March 10, 2017, Volkswagen is expected to plead guilty to three criminal counts at a morning hearing in Detroit federal court for cheating on diesel emissions tests. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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The CEO of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller speaks during a press conference held after the conclusion of the company's board of directors meeting in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Volkswagen bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal, according to figures released by the German automaker Friday. (Swen Pf'rtner/dpa via AP)

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The CEO of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller speaks during a press conference held after the conclusion of the company's board of directors meeting in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Volkswagen bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal, according to figures released by the German automaker Friday. (Swen Pf'rtner/dpa via AP)