U.S. auto safety regulator awards over $24 million to Hyundai Motor whistleblower

FILE PHOTO: A shop sign of Hyundai is seen outside a car showroom in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Britain

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. auto safety regulator said on Tuesday it would award more than $24 million to a former Hyundai Motor Co employee who provided key information about safety lapses at the South Korean carmaker.

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(Reporting by Heekyong Yang and David Shepardson; Editing by Susan Fenton)