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U.S. Justice Department investigating Uber foreign payments

The Wall Street Journal reports the Justice Department has opened a probe into whether Uber has violated a U.S. law against foreign bribery.

The company says it is cooperating with investigators who are said to have breached the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act but neither they or the Justice Department have revealed any further details. A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment to the WSJ or Bloomberg who have also run the story.

The allegations have surfaced as Uber have identified their new CEO. Dara Khosrowshahi is expected to be confirmed as the new head of the company, joining from travel firm Expedia.

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