Nev. Authorities Mull Charges Against Siemens

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada State Fire Marshal's office says investigators are talking to Clark County prosecutors about bringing possible criminal charges against a company that maintains fire systems because of its work at hotel-casinos and a retirement home.

State Fire Marshal James Wright says his office is investigating Illinois-based Siemens, which installs and maintains complex electronic systems. The company has a contract to install fire systems at the $8.6 billion CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip.

A former Siemens employee who was laid off told county fire authorities in June that company technicians sometimes masked problems by rewiring or reprogramming systems that would identify
things that weren't working.

The company says it is cooperating with authorities to make sure systems are up to code.
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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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