(Reuters) – French jet engine maker Safran (EPA:) SA can pay about $17.2 million as a part of a settlement with the U.S. Justice Division over bribes its subsidiaries allegedly paid in China, the Division of Justice (DoJ) mentioned in a press release made public on Friday.
The Paris-based aerospace provider might be required to show over earnings from “corruptly obtained” and retained contracts by its U.S.-based subsidiary, Monogram Methods, the DoJ mentioned.
Monogram and Safran’s German unit, Evac GmbH, allegedly paid bribes to acquire “profitable” prepare bathroom contracts with the Chinese language authorities.
Safran didn’t instantly reply to Reuters request for a remark.
The corporate, which co-produces engines for Boeing (NYSE:) 737 with Normal Electrical (NYSE:) via their CFM enterprise, will proceed to completely cooperate with the federal government’s ongoing investigation, the DoJ mentioned.
Safran has additionally taken redressal measures, together with firing an worker allegedly concerned within the misconduct and withholding the deferred compensation of one other, in accordance with the Wall Road Journal that first reported the information.