Takata pleads guilty to U.S. fraud charge linked to faulty airbags

UPDATED: 2/27/17 6:39 pm ET -- adds details

Takata pleaded guilty to a felony charge as part of an expected $1 billion deal with the Justice Department that includes compensation funds for automakers and victims of its faulty airbag inflators. The plea removes a major obstacle to the potential sale or restructuring of the embattled Japanese supplier, which is expected to intensify a search for a buyer or financial backer.

 

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