Thirty accused of fraud in hospital equipment probe
A total of 30 people are to stand trial on fraud-related charges in connection to the sale of orthopedic equipment to Greek hospitals by a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson between 2000 and 2006, according to court documents seen by Kathimerini.
Executives of the company concerned, DePuy, are alleged to have bribed Greek doctors in order to secure the contracts for the equipment. Representatives of the company in Greece, as well as from its UK headquarters, are among those that will go to trial, along with doctors accused of accepting under-the-table payments. The trial is expected to start in the second half of October.
In 2011, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay 76.9 million dollars to US authorities to settle legal action regarding bribery in Greece, Poland, Romania and Iraq.
You may be interested
Thousands of refugees and illegal immigrants to be removed from apartments and hotels in Greecemakis - May 29, 2020
The Migration and Asylum Ministry announced the start of the operation on June 1, of the eviction of both legitimate…
Muslims to pray in front of Hagia Sophia to put pressure to revert historic site into a Mosquemakis - May 28, 2020
Muslim mosques in Turkey will be reopening from tomorrow, Friday, the day of the fall of Constantinople (Istanbul), with the…
Athens Open Air Film Festival promises unforgettable nights to movie loversPanos - May 28, 2020
The Athens Open Air Film Festival promises movie goers unforgettable cinematic experiences as the summer event organised for the tenth…