Pfizer Used Corruption Info To Pressure Official: Cable

Law360, New York (December 10, 2010, 1:50 PM ET) -- Pfizer Inc. hired investigators to dig up corruption allegations against a Nigerian attorney general, aiming to pressure him into dropping civil and criminal actions over the company’s purportedly unauthorized testing of a drug during a meningitis outbreak, a leaked U.S. embassy cable has revealed.

Looking to avoid settlement in the cases, the pharmaceutical kingpin’s investigators in early 2009 provided local media with corruption evidence against then-Attorney General Michael Aondoakaa, according to the cable, released by the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks and made public Thursday by The Guardian....
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