German public prosecutor raids Philips Germany HQ

Officials from the German public prosecution department on Tuesday raided the Hamburg headquarters of Dutch electronics giant Philips looking for evidence in a bribery case.


Philips staff are suspected of bribing a 56-year-old civil servant, Nos television said. The raid involved 38 police and justice ministry officials.
The Philips’ Hamburg operation also played a central role in a major corruption case in Poland involving bribing hospital directors. The Hamburg office was in charge of activities in Poland at the time the corruption is thought to have taken place.
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