Five ex-employees of Taiwan's Foxconn indicted for bribery
Published on May 21, 2014 4:10 PM
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwanese prosecutors on Wednesday indicted five former employees of technology giant Foxconn, including senior managers, for allegedly soliciting NT$160 million (S$6.6 million) in kickbacks from suppliers.
The development marks the latest setback for the world's largest maker of electronic components, which has come under the spotlight over labour unrest, a spate of employee suicides and the use of underage interns at its Chinese plants in recent years.
Liao Wan-cheng and Teng Chih-hsien, who were senior managers at a Foxconn procurement unit, were charged with breach of trust for accepting kickbacks from 10 suppliers in exchange for clearing quality checks and buying their equipment, prosecutors said.
A middleman was also charged along with three other former employees after investigators launched island-wide raids earlier this year to search residences and offices of some suppliers.
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