Sept 26 Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI.N) is being
investigated by U.S. regulatory authorities on whether the
company paid bribes to win business in Europe, the Wall Street
Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Authorities are searching for evidence that Motorola
Solutions may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,
the Journal reported the people as saying.
The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange
Commission officials have asked the company for information on
its transaction in seven European countries over the past two
years, the Journal cited the sources as saying.
Motorola Solutions has not received a subpoena and has been
providing information to the SEC and Justice Department
voluntarily, the business daily said.
A Motorola Solutions spokesperson declined to comment.
Earlier this year, Motorola Inc split into Motorola
Solutions, which sells wireless equipment, and Motorola
Mobility Holdings Inc (MMI.N), which includes its handset and
set top box business.
In August, Motorola Mobility Holdings agreed to be acquired
by Internet search giant Google Inc (GOOG.O) for $12.5 billion.
(Reporting by Arpita Mukherjee in Bangalore; Editing by