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Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:02
British executive of GSK accused of bribery in China
By Agencies

 British executive of GSK accused of bribery in China
A Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) signboard is displayed outside the drug beehemoth's facilities in Shanghai on July 25, 2013. (Photo / AFP)
CHANGSHA - Chinese police have charged a British executive of drug maker GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) China unit with ordering his salespeople to bribe doctors and hospital officials to use its products.

Wednesday's announcement was the first time a foreign employee in China of British-based GSK was accused in connection with the bribery allegations against the company.

After ten months of investigation, police found that William Mark Reilly had ordered his subordinates to commit bribery, said police of Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan province, in a statement.

Reilly allegedly pressed his sales teams to bribe hospitals, doctors and health institutions through various means and clocked illegally boosted revenue in billions.

He and two other executives, Zhang Guowei and Zhao Hongyan, were also suspected of bribing officials in the government's industry and commerce departments in Beijing and Shanghai.

 
 
 
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