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China charges GSK-linked investigators for illegally obtaining private information

Published on Jul 14, 2014 8:46 PM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Prosecutors in China have filed charges against British investigator Peter Humphrey and his American wife, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday, after the couple were detained last year following work they did for British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc.

The case against Humphrey and his wife Yu Yingzeng has become a key piece in a long-running investigation into GSK, whose China executives have been charged with orchestrating a widespread network of bribery to promote sales.

The case against the couple, who have been accused of illegally obtaining private information, has been formally lodged with the Shanghai Number One Intermediate People's Court for trial, Xinhua said in a report.

Two family friends with knowledge of the matter told Reuters this month that the couple's trial was set for Aug 7 and would be closed to the public.

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