In preparing for three days of in-house workshops, Angélique Parisot-Potter, the general counsel of the Massy Group, said to me, “We like stories here in the Caribbean, so be sure to share some.”… Continue Reading
An executive at Swiss pharma Novartis pleaded guilty in a bribery prosecution in Poland, the company has confirmed.
Poland’s anti-corruption bureau charged two women with bribery. Prosecutors said they gave a health fund official a tourist trip worth more than $1,000 in exchange for backing the sale of a particular drug, Reuters said.… Continue Reading
GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday it is investigating allegations of corrupt payments in the United Arab Emirates.
Press reports that GlaxoSmithKline fired employees of its China unit in 2001 for paying bribes to government officials could complicate the company’s defense of current allegations about illegal sales practices in several countries.… Continue Reading
GlaxoSmith Kline PLC is under investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office for possible criminal violations, the pharma said Tuesday.
GlaxoSmithKline said it is investigating allegations of bribery in Jordan and Lebanon first reported by the media.
The UK-based pharma giant said in a statement Wednesday the probes are ongoing.
GSK said it has a “zero tolerance” for illegal behavior.… Continue Reading
Will the latest federal indictment involving private security firm Blackwater lead to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges? It’s possible, based on allegations against the five defendants.
On Friday, a federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted Gary Jackson, Blackwater’s former president; William Matthews, the former executive vice president; Andrew Howell, the former general counsel; Ana Bundy, a former vice president; and Ronald Slezak, a former weapons manager.… Continue Reading
Denmark-based Novo Nordisk A/S will pay a $9 million criminal penalty and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department for illegal kickbacks paid to the former Iraqi government under the U.N.… Continue Reading