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.
Philips extends corruption probe to Hamburg