Universal Says Committee Finds No Philippine Bribery Evidence

A third-party committee formed by Universal Entertainment says no evidence to show the company has paid $40 million in bribery payments in Philippines, the Japanese company says in a stock exchange statement today. * Committee members include former Japan National Police Agency official and two lawyers, co. has said. {NXTW NSN MGEJ1J6K50Y8 <GO>} * See related story: Universal Entertainment’s Okada Under U.S. Criminal Probe {NXTW NSN ML29LV1A1I4H <GO>}

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