Shanghai official to serve 19 years over GSK bribery case
- Huang Fengping, former deputy director for the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, has been sentenced to 19 years in jail by a Chinese court, and those in the know reportedly link the sentencing to the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) bribery scandal in China, which resulted in $489 million in fines for the pharma giant.
- In September 2014, news came out that GSK employees had been bribing doctors in China to use the company's drugs.
- Fengping was arrested in December 2014 as part of a series of arrests that are part of a corruption crackdown in China.
The fallout from the GSK bribery scandal continues.