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Ex-prosecutor will be Toyota's independent safety monitor, U.S. says
Ex-prosecutor will be Toyota's independent safety monitor, U.S. says

The Department of Justice appointed David Kelley, a former U.S. attorney, to serve as the independent safety monitor at U.S. operations of Toyota Motor Corp. Kelley’s position is part of the automaker’s agreement reached with federal prosecutors in March that also included a $1.2-billion fine. The deal settled a four-year federal criminal investigation into whether Toyota properly reported safety complaints about sudden acceleration of its vehicles. Toyota was formally charged with one count of wire fraud, but if it abides by the settlement terms, the Justice Department will defer prosecution for three years and then seek to dismiss the charge. The case focused on reports...

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