Recommendation from Japan’s securities watchdog to fine Toshiba Corp for accounting violations will be announced on Monday, Nikkei reported.

A source told Reuters last month that the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission was likely to recommend the Financial Services Agency to fine Toshiba about 7 billion yen ($57 million), in what would be a record in the country for accounting-related violations.

Toshiba, whose business spans household electronics to nuclear power, has said it inflated profits by about 155 billion yen over about seven years.

A third-party probe set up by Toshiba to investigate its accounting practices was given a failing grade late last month by half of a group of influential lawyers, who said it was not sufficiently independent and did not examine a key division.

(Reporting by Abhirup Roy in Bengaluru)

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