British anti-corruption authorities open criminal inquiry into Airbus

British anti-corruption authorities have opened a criminal investigation into Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer announced Sunday.

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has "opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption" in Airbus' civil aviation business, the company said in a statement.

The charges stem from "irregularities concerning third party consultants," according to the statement. Airbus said it was cooperating with authorities.

Last update: Sun, 07/08/2016 - 23:03

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