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Dutch Philips cited in bribes scandal in Poland

Dutch Philips cited in bribes scandal in Poland

A prosecutor says that 23 Poles including two former employees of the Netherlands-based Philips company are to go on trial in Poland on corruption charges.
Prosecutor Andrzej Laskowski said Tuesday that the trial is to open June 13 in the southern city of Katowice, where most of the defendants live. The indictment was made in December 2009.
The former head of the medical section and the former regional head of Philips Polska could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted of offering bribes of up to (EURO)100,000 ($140,000) to hospital directors in southern Poland to persuade them to buy Philips equipment.
Sixteen hospital heads could face up to 10 years in prison for taking the money. Five others face up to eight years for incurring financial losses to Philips Polska.


Updated : 2021-04-20 00:33 GMT+08:00