Media: the United States has indicted top managers Takata in the case of the airbag
NEW YORK, January 13. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. The American authorities have brought criminal charges against three top managers of the Japanese company Takata in connection with a malfunction of the airbags of production, which led to the deaths in the United States, at least 11 people. This was reported by the Associated Press.
As it notes, a Grand jury in the us state of Michigan 7 December 2016 felt that charges could be filed, however, disclosed the relevant documents were only now. All three employees, referred to in the past held key leadership positions in Takata in the United States and Japan. They are charged with fraud and conspiracy to hide data about their faults airbags.
According to the authorities, employees of Japanese companies, in particular, in the period from 2012 to 2015 misled employees of American car companies, preparing the fabricated reports, which included the information about the occurred fault . On the technical flaws they allegedly knew back in 2000. As noted by Reuters, the three of them issued an arrest warrant, remand them into custody have not yet been reported.
Takata to pay compensation
The American newspaper the WSJ on Thursday reported that Takata intends to pay the US government $1 billion to settle claims and termination conducted by the U.S. Department of justice investigation. According to the publication, the company fully admits his guilt and will pay a specified amount. $25 million will be a fine of $850 million will go to damages to the automobile manufacturers, which were established unreliable airbags. The remaining $125 million will be paid as compensation to owners of cars affected by the incidents with Takata products, or the relatives of the victims.
Ford is Recalling more than 800 thousand cars with Takata airbags
According to the WSJ, officially, the deal Takata and U.S. authorities will be announced on Friday.
Takata was at the center of scandal in 2014. As established by the U.S. government, made by this firm of the airbags due to a malfunction in the accident may not be disclosed properly, and to burst or shoot in the car people with pieces of metal. Due to such incidents in the world killed at least 16 people, more than 180 were injured, at least 11 of the deaths occur in the United States.
Everything in the world due to problems with Takata airbags were recalled more than 100 million vehicles, 5.7 million of them in the United States.