Ex-Foreman Admits To Bribery At Siemens

Law360 (July 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Siemens AG's troubles increased Tuesday when a former foreman at the international engineering company acknowledged in a German court that he had facilitated and paid out bribes in connection with contracts for a Frankfurt skyscraper.

He said that he had received approximately $55,000 as well as luxuries such as yacht trips, Reuters reported.

"It's common practice. Either you know someone or you pay someone,” said the man, Wolfgang Lang, in Frankfurt District Court, according to Reuters. Lang is facing criminal charges that could result in a...
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