Aflac plummets after allegations that the company deceived shareholders

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  • Shares of Aflac plummeted on Friday after the company was alleged to have "exploited workers, manipulated its accounting, and deceived shareholders and customers."
  • Aflac's shares were down 7.84% to $84.50 a share on Friday.
  • The investigative news site The Intercept first broke the news, interviewing nine former employees who have sued the company over the claims.
  • Aflac released a statement calling the allegations false. The insurer said it had investigated the claims and "found them to be without merit." It intends to file for a dismissal of the lawsuit.
  • Aflac's stock was down 3.14% year-to-date.

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