Siemens Medical Solutions accused of bribing Russian officials
15 September 2005
A former sales manager at Siemens Medical Solutions has accused the
company of bribing Russian officials to help gain a
€28.2 million ($34.6 million) contract
with Moscow's Burdenko Institute, according to Stern magazine this week. The
company is claimed to have budgeted €7
million for the deal.
Sam Tsekhman, the former sales manager, is reported to have sworn an
affidavit that Siemens managers had on a regular basis handed him large sums
of money for bribe payments for Russian civil servants. This is said to have
continued into the year 2000.
The Moscow Times reported today that Ulrich Krips, spokesman for Siemens
Medical Solutions, denied the report on Wednesday: "What the magazine is
saying is absolutely not true," he said by telephone from Erlangen, Germany.
Stern magazine (in German)
Moscow Times (in English)