Bridgestone in guilty plea for auto parts price fix scheme - DOJ

WASHINGTON Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:21am EST

WASHINGTON Feb 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Bridgestone Corp has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $425 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices on certain automotive parts, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday.

The case involved anti-vibration rubber parts sold in the United States and elsewhere to Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Corp., Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Suzuki Motor Corp., Isuzu Motors Ltd. and certain of their subsidiaries and affiliates.

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