US Execs Face Greek Bribery Probe

US Execs Face Greek Bribery Probe

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Johnson & JohnsonFive business executives from the American firm Johnson & Johnson will come under investigation in Greece over allegations that a subsidiary company, DePuy, sold orthopedic equipment to Greek hospitals after bribing doctors.

The newspaper Kathimerini reported that that magistrate Spyros Georgouleas is to ask for the details of the suspects’ bank accounts as well as possible links to offshore companies that may have been used to pay an alleged $16-$18 million in bribes to eight Greek doctors and some hospital directors. The money was allegedly paid between 1998 and 2006.

In 2011, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $76.9 million dollars to US authorities to settle legal action regarding bribery in Greece, Poland, Romania and Iraq. Bribery is common in Greece in order to obtain lucrative contracts and is rarely prosecuted.

  • Alex Prime Minister of Greece

     Alex don’t forget you are not Greek.  We all know this….your father was a Skopian and your mother a gypsy, oh sorry ROMA

  • Alex Prime Minister of Greece

     I don’t cheer on idiots.  There is not 1 article on here about Skopians or communists.  You are attacked by many on here because you are clueless.  You are not Greek.  You don’t even live here

  • Alex Prime Minister of Greece

    It is, she might want to spend some time with you on Valentines Day so you won’t tire out your left and right hands.

  • Alex Prime Minister of Greece

      Alex
    can you please show us that you are actually Greek. Please write the
    words of the Greek flag song they teach kids in pre-K.  Not the Greek
    National Anth.  but the Greek Flag Song.  If your mom is Greek ask her…this will provide proof that you are Greek.

  • Alex

     Deep.

  • Alex

    Right. You refuse to criticise Skopians and their communist supporters.

  • Alex

    Anyone observing can see you are still evading  denouce Skopians and their communist supporters. Rather odd now that you claim to be a GD supporter?

    So either you are a Skopian or a moron that argues against your own claimed interests? Which is it Bobby v?