LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Volkswagen engineer had pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal.

James Robert Liang entered his plea Friday in Detroit. The 62-year-old says he will cooperate in the ongoing investigation.

Liang allegedly helped design the computer software that allowed certain Volkswagen and Audi vehicles with diesel engines to cheat on emissions tests.

He is set to be sentenced in January.

Volkswagen is paying $15 billion in civil penalties because of the scandal.

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