GSK China gets record fine and top executives suspended sentences

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 22 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5799
  1. Jane Parry
  1. 1Hong Kong

GlaxoSmithKline’s China operation has been fined ¥3bn (£299m; €379m; $488m) after being found guilty of bribery by the Changsha Intermediate People’s Court in Hunan province. In the closed door trial, which concluded on 19 September, five executives of GSK China Investment Company were also given suspended jail sentences of between two and four years.

The former manager, Mark Reilly, was given a four year suspended sentence and will be deported. The other four were Chinese nationals: the former human resources director, Zhang Guowei, former vice president, Liang Hong, former legal affairs director, Zhao Hongyan, and former business development manager, Huang Hong, …

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