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Entries in Croatia (10)


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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