The Global Investigation review on 29th July reported that an Athens court has convicted former Johnson & Johnson executives – former company group chairman Michael Dormer, former DePuy vice president for finance Gary Fitzpatrick, and former DePuy company secretary John Coppack, as part of a probe launched in 2014 on the back of US and UK investigations into allegations that the company bribed medical professionals to secure contracts in Greece.  The court also convicted Nikolaos Karagiannis, the owner of Greek medical distributor Medec which was acquired by DePuy in 2001, his former personal assistant Despina Filippou, 2 other Medec employees, an accountant at DePuy’s Greek branch, Panagiotis Papaspyrou, and 5 medical professionals caught up in the bribery scheme.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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