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Entries in Croatia (10)

Tuesday
Mar032015

How do pharmas pay bribes? The SEC counts the ways

In a speech Tuesday at CBI's Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress in Washington D.C., the head of the SEC's enforcement division, Andrew Ceresney, left, talked about the most common ways pharmas violate the FCPA.

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Wednesday
Nov052014

Three high-profile extraditions to the U.S.

Extradition is the official process where one country transfers a suspected or convicted criminal to another country. The process dates back to at least the 1300s BC, when Ramesses II of Egypt negotiated an extradition treaty with Hattusili III, a Hittite king.

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Monday
Oct202014

Zagreb mayor and associates arrested for graft

The mayor of Croatia's capital and biggest city and several of his associates were arrested Sunday on suspicion of corruption and abuse of office.

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Thursday
Jun122014

Croatia to try energy exec in absentia for role in bribery scandal

MOL chairman Zsolt HernadiZsolt Hernadi, chairman of Hungarian energy group MOL, will be tried in absentia on graft charges linked to MOL’s purchase of Croatian oil and gas firm INA, a Croatian court said Tuesday.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

Former Croatia leader convicted (again) of bribery

Ivo Sanader, ex-PM of Croatia, photo credit to NATOA court in Croatia on Tuesday convicted former prime minister Ivo Sanader of pocketing millions in state money while in office and sentenced him to nine years in prison.

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Monday
Mar032014

DOJ declination for Merck

Big-pharma Merck said an SEC filing Thursday that the DOJ has closed its FCPA investigation of the company.

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Monday
Nov042013

Latvia charges six in U.S.-led Daimler case

Prosecutors in Riga, Latvia brought charges this week against six people accused of taking bribes from German vehicle-maker Daimler.

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Wednesday
Nov142012

Croatian police investigating hundreds of doctors for graft

At least 350 doctors in Croatia are being targeted by investigators on suspicions of taking bribes from a local drug maker.

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Tuesday
Aug072012

Pfizer, Wyeth Pay $60 Million In Settlement

The SEC said Pfizer's employees and agents paid bribes in Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Serbia. Improper payments went to foreign officials 'to obtain regulatory and formulary approvals, sales, and increased prescriptions for the company’s pharmaceutical products.'

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Tuesday
Dec142010

Croatia's Clean-Up

Croatia's former prime minister faces a corruption investigation. Earlier this year, Daimler admitted paying about $6 million in bribes to sell fire trucks there.

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