U.S. Probes Oracle Dealings

U.S. authorities are investigating whether Oracle Corp., one of the world’s largest software companies by sales, violated federal antibribery laws in its dealings abroad, according to people familiar with the matter.

Agents in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Washington field office and fraud prosecutors in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division are handling a criminal investigation, which has been under way for at least a year, according to people familiar with the matter. Attorneys at the Securities and Exchange Commission are also investigating for possible civil violations, these people said.

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