Siemens Unit Accused Of Bribing Chinese Officials

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 9:59 PM EST) -- A Chinese unit of Siemens AG that paid $1.6 billion to settle foreign bribery charges in 2008 has since paid kickbacks to officials in connection with bids to supply medical equipment to hospitals, a former employee alleged Tuesday.

The health care division of Siemens China Ltd. used intermediaries to funnel bribes to Chinese officials in charge of expensive medical equipment purchases, according to former Siemens compliance officer Meng-Lin Liu's complaint filed in New York federal court.

"Senior Siemens executives, compliance officers and legal officers knowingly allowed...
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