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European aircraft manufacturer Airbus agreed to pay four billion dollars in connection with allegations of corruption, reports Reuters, citing the financial Prosecutor of France Jean-Francois Bonera.
The company caught on bribes in 16 countries, among which Russia, China and Japan. Be fined its like the power of the US, UK and France. The investigation lasted four years.
Of the total, France will receive $ 2.3 billion, USA — 582 million, and the UK — 1.09 billion. According to Bonera, the world’s largest manufacturer of civil aircraft also agreed to a three-year monitoring of its activities.
The payment will allow Airbus to avoid the continuation of the criminal prosecution. However, it is unclear whether charged with specific individuals.
According to experts, the anti-corruption investigation was the largest in history. It led to nearly complete replacement of top management of the company and employees who were responsible for sales. The audits failed to open decades-the system through which with the help of a third party carried out payments in the hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
Earlier it was reported that by the end of 2019 Airbus could record ahead of its main competitor Boeing. Problems with the model 737 MAX American Corporation led to the fact that the European manufacturer has put in two times more planes to customers. Since 2011, Boeing was ahead of Airbus this parameter.
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