Philips extends corruption probe to Hamburg

Electronics group Philips has extended an investigation into corruption in Poland into Hamburg, Germany a spokesman confirmed to Nos television.

The Hamburg office was in charge of activities in Poland at the time the corruption is thought to have taken place. It was also in charge of the rest of the central and eastern European operations.
‘We are looking into Hamburg. If we find any signs that things are wrong elsewhere, we will research them as well. At the moment, the investigation is focused exclusively on Poland,’ the spokesman said.
Nos says its investigations show the sale of medical equipment to other eastern European countries was carried out in the same way as in Poland. The Polish authorities have seized Polish sales contracts stating that Philips reserved a standard 10% for ‘costs associated with the signing process’.
The sales leader in Poland has told Polish officials this is how bribes were described, Nos reports.
Earlier reports
Philips Poland workers suspected of bribery

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