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FBI Raids Detroit Offices Of Japanese Auto Parts Supplier

Wed, 02/09/2011 - 3:45am

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The FBI has raided the suburban Detroit offices of the Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp.

A subpoena and search warrant were served Tuesday at the offices of TK Holdings Inc. in Auburn Hills.

Takata spokeswoman Alby Berman tells WXYZ-TV she's unsure of the reason for the raid. The FBI said it had no immediate comment Tuesday night.

Berman says the company is "really surprised by the FBI's presence" and says "the company is cooperating fully."

The station says the FBI is seeking any communications between Takata and other seat belt suppliers beginning in 2005.

The website for Tokyo-based Takata says it has about 31,000 employees and 46 plants in 17 countries.

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