(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. [nL2N1LB0Z3]
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