01 Aug 2011

Dutch Slow to React in Philips-Poland Corruption Case

The Polish Prosecutor’s Office has accused the Dutch authorities of being slow to react to their requests for assistance in the ongoing corruption case invovling Philips-Poland workers, who are accused of paying 760,000 euros ($1.1 million) in bribes between 1999 and 2006.

While the Polish authorities had made several requests for assistance from the Dutch, no answers were received until after the Polish authorities had already concluded with their own investigation.

The case revolves around three Philips-Poland workers who are thought to have paid bribes in order for a hospital to purchase Philips equipment. In total, the case, which is scheduled to be heard in October, includes 90 charges.

For the original article from Dutchnews.nl, please click here.

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