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Whistleblower claims Siemens' China division fired him for exposing bribery scheme

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 9:29am
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Whistleblower Meng-Lin Liu accuses Siemens China of engaging in an illegal kickbacks scheme and of firing him when he brought evidence to the company's regional CFO.

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European technology giant Siemens (NYSE:SI) was sued by a former employee who claimed that he was fired for blowing the whistle on an illegal bribery scheme.

Meng-Lin Liu, who worked in Siemens' China unit, said he was fired after he brought evidence of what called a "classic bribery or 'kickback' scheme" to Siemens China's healthcare CFO. He claims he was forced to take a leave of absence within 1 week of speaking with the CFO, and that his employment contract was not renewed when it expired a few months later.

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