Panasonic says its avionics business under probe by U.S. authorities

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Panasonic Corp said on Thursday its avionics business is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and U.S. securities-related regulations.

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In a stock exchange filing, the Japanese electronics maker said its U.S.-based Panasonic Avionics Corp unit is under probe by the authorities. It did not specify the nature of the investigation.

Panasonic said it has been fully cooperating with the investigation and has begun talks with the DOJ and the SEC to resolve the matter.

Panasonic officials were not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Taiga Uranaka; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)