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Trio, including former Novartis exec, accused of bribery to the tune of over HK$1.5 million

pharmafile | November 28, 2017 | News story | Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing Novartis, bribery, illegal 

A trio, including a former Senior Medical Representative at Novartis, have been charged over allegedly conspiring to offer and accept bribes of more than HK$1.5 million (US$192,000) in relation to the sale of pharmaceutical products, according to Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption.

A joint charge alleges that, between January 2014 and April 2015, 42-year-old Gavin Wong Chun-yin, formerly of Novartis, unlawfully accepted a total of HK$946,750 from 52-year-old Wong Chung-sum, Operator of Hygience Medicine Limited (HML), in exchange for supplying Novartis’ drugs to HML.

A second charge accuses Tsoi Lai-ngan, 58 of Man Hong Dispensary (MHD), of unlawfully giving HK$563,000 to Gavin Wong over a 10-year period from 2005 to 2015, again for supplying Novartis drugs to MHD.

The three accused will appear at the Eastern Magistracy on 30 November.

Matt Fellows

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