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October 6, 2017

Toyota’s Unintended-Acceleration Criminal Charge Dismissed

The automaker completed its three-year monitoring period in August, fulfilling obligations outlined in a $1.2 billion settlement with the federal government.

August 8, 2017

Toyota Completes Oversight Tied to Fed Settlement

The automaker was subject to the scrutiny of an independent monitor as part of a deferred-prosecution agreement arising from the unintended-acceleration scandal.

February 27, 2017

Takata Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Auto safety parts supplier Takata Corp. pleads guilty to a wire fraud criminal charge and agrees to pay $1 billion to resolve a Justice Department probe into the company's sale of defective air bags and the associated coverup. Video courtesy of ABC Action News.

January 13, 2017

Takata to Pay $1B in Criminal Penalties

Three executives with the giant automotive supplier are also charged with wire fraud and conspiracy.

September 28, 2016

Takata Reportedly Negotiating Criminal Settlement

The Japan-based air bag supplier is said to be in early discussions with the Justice Department to resolve allegations of criminal wrongdoing.

December 28, 2015

Monitor Appointed for Takata Air Bag Recalls

Meanwhile, three automakers are expanding their passenger air bag recalls, and an eighth U.S. fatality has been tied to exploding air bag inflators.

November 2, 2015

Former Prosecutor to Monitor GM’s Recalls

Appointee Bart M. Schwartz will review company safety recall practices as part of the automaker’s settlement with the U.S. Justice Department in September.

September 17, 2015

GM Settles Criminal, Civil Ignition-Switch Cases

The criminal case settlement with federal prosecutors requires payment of $900 million and the hiring of an independent monitor to oversee the company’s safety practices.

November 9, 2014

Video: Air Bag Supplier Facing Criminal Probe

The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation of Takata Corp., the Japanese automotive safety equipment supplier whose defective air bag inflators have led to the recall of about 11 million vehicles in the U.S.

August 14, 2014

Former U.S. Attorney to Monitor Toyota Safety

The appointment, made by the U.S. Department of Justice, is part of Toyota's deferred prosecution agreement reached in March.

June 13, 2014

Feds Indict Automotive Exec for Seat Belt Price Fixing

A former Takata Corp. sales executive faces criminal charges that carry a maximum prison term of 10 years.

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