Exec. To Plead Guilty To Destroying Evidence In Antitrust Probe

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 7:55 PM EST) -- An ex-director of Japan-based Denso Corp. agreed to plead guilty and spend a year in prison for allegedly destroying incriminating evidence as U.S. authorities investigated a series of international schemes to fix the prices of auto parts, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Kazuaki Fujitani, who had been in charge of the Denso division that sold components to Toyota Motor Corp., allegedly trashed numerous emails and other records in 2010 after learning the FBI had searched Denso's U.S. subsidiary, the DOJ said. The documents contained...
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