Drug Giants Probed Over U.N. Oil-For-Food Kickbacks

Law360, New York (January 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Three big drug makers have reportedly been ordered to produce confidential documents to the U.K. anti-fraud agency as part of its investigation into alleged kickbacks paid to Saddam Hussein's regime during the United Nation's oil-for-food program.

The U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office served notices on GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly & Co. in early December demanding emails, faxes, contracts and invoices believed to contain evidence of the companies' collusion in the far-reaching bribery scandal, according to published reports.

The companies, which deny the allegations, were among a...
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