Kansai Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it has filed a 1.94 billion yen ($18 million) damages suit against five of its former executives over a bribery scandal involving a former deputy mayor of a town that hosts one of its nuclear power plants. The Osaka-based utility, which filed the suit with the Osaka District Court, has been under fire since it came to light last September that the late former deputy mayor of Takahama in Fukui Prefecture had bribed executives and employees of the company to give work to firms linked to him. The five include former Chairman Makoto Yagi and two former presidents, Shigeki Iwane and Shosuke Mori. The lawsuit came after its board of auditors decided to sue them at an extraordinary meeting on Monday, concluding that the five had failed to perform their duties as board directors.
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