Takata, once the second leading manufacturer of automotive air bags, faces criminal charges from the Justice Department towards three corporate executives for concealing information on the safety of their airbags used in vehicles made by a number of manufacturers. Takata plans to plead guilty and pledges to work with regulators and manufacturers towards full resolution of these issues while fines and civil penalties total $1 billion.
- $25 million in criminal charges
- $125 million to those injured
- $850 million to automakers
Read more in the article found at The Washington Post.