Uber is fielding questions from a federal agency for the third time this year.
The Department of Justice is beginning to look into claims that the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act which prohibits bribing foreign officials to obtain and retain businesses.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the investigation. Uber has confirmed that it’s cooperating with the agency’s inquiry, which is in the preliminary stages.
This is the second time the DOJ probed the company, last time it was for its use of software to avoid local authorities. The company also recently settled an FTC investigation into its privacy practices, agreeing to 20 years of privacy checkups.
We’ve reached out to a spokesperson for the Justice Department who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This is developing…