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Volkswagen engineer to appeal U.S. prison sentence

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Former Volkswagen AG 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)