Add one more issue to the list of problems facing Uber and its next chief executive. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Justice Department has launched a preliminary investigation into whether the ride-hailing service violated federal laws related to bribery of foreign officials.
- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bans American companies from bribing or attempting to bribe officials outside the U.S.
- Uber says it is cooperating with the investigation.
- The context: The move comes just as Uber is looking to finalize the hiring of Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi to be its next CEO. Uber has faced a DoJ probe before. The last one was over its use of software to avoid local law enforcement.