Arab Today, arab today china police gsk head ordered bribery
Last Updated : GMT 22:04:34
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

China police: GSK head ordered bribery

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today China police: GSK head ordered bribery

Beijing - AFP

Chinese authorities have accused a top GlaxoSmithKline executive ofordering employees to commit bribery, following a 10-month probe into theembattled British drugmaker, state media said on Wednesday.Police in the central Chinese city of Changsha said that Mark Reilly, GSK's formerhead of China operations, had "pressed his sales teams to bribe hospitals, doctorsand health institutions" in order to gain billions of dollars in illegal revenue, theofficial Xinhua news agency said.Reilly and two other GSK executives, Zhang Guowei and Zhao Hongyan, alsoallegedly bribed Chinese government officials in Beijing and Shanghai, Xinhua said.Changsha police have handed the case over to prosecutors, it added.A Shanghai-based GSK spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request forcomment.Last June, Chinese authorities detained four Chinese GSK executives on allegationsthat employees used nearly $500 million in bribes to boost sales.Reilly, a British national, had left China days after the detentions and investigationwere announced.But he returned within weeks in order to "help further with the investigation", GSKsaid in a statement at the time, and has reportedly been barred from leaving thecountry since.Police said that company staff had offered bribes to officials and doctors, withphysicians allegedly earning a seven to 10 percent cut from sales of GSK drugs theyprescribed, Xinhua previously reported. GSK staff were also suspected of taking kickbacks from travel agencies to organiseconferences, some of which were fake.Reilly and other GSK executives "tried every effort to cover the illegal sale practiceduring regular checks by regulatory authorities", Changsha police said, according toXinhua.China's healthcare sector is widely considered to be riddled with graft, given theopaque tendering system for drugs and doctors' low salaries.The inquiry was launched at a time when China initiated sweeping probes intoalleged malpractice by foreign firms in various sectors, and against the backdrop ofan anti-graft campaign backed by President Xi Jinping to root out official corruption.A total of 46 suspects are involved in the case, Xinhua said, and dozens of GSK'slocal employees have been arrested.Also being held are foreign fraud investigator Peter Humphrey and his wife, YuYingzeng, who were detained in Shanghai last summer on charges of illegallyobtaining personal information.Humphrey is the British founder of Shanghai-based risk advisory firm ChinaWhys,while Yu, an American citizen, worked as its general manager.The firm did work for GSK, although the connection went unmentioned by statebroadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) last summer when it paraded the duoafter their arrest and aired a televised "confession" by Humphrey.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today china police gsk head ordered bribery Arab Today, arab today china police gsk head ordered bribery

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape

GMT 11:11 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape
Arab Today, arab today 5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas

GMT 17:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Hamas leader accuses Israel

GMT 11:43 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Hamas leader accuses Israel
Arab Today, arab today Media host gives priority to problems of people

GMT 07:00 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Media host gives priority to problems of people
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn

GMT 10:42 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn
Arab Today, arab today Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today Trump poised to roll back climate protections

GMT 09:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Trump poised to roll back climate protections
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Uber grounds self-driving cars

GMT 09:11 2017 Monday ,27 March

Uber grounds self-driving cars
Arab Today, arab today Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design

GMT 13:22 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design
Arab Today, arab today Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

GMT 11:10 2017 Monday ,27 March

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

GMT 09:58 2017 Saturday ,25 March

Nermein Al Fekki films “Foxes in the Valley”

GMT 18:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Accessories designer reveals her new collection

GMT 04:51 2017 Friday ,24 March

Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 09:02 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Laptop ban sparks ire

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 13:21 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Samsung plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday