GlaxoSmithKline China crisis: Peter Humphrey will not appeal two-and-a-half year sentence - (The Telegraph via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Lawyers said that Peter Humphrey and his wife Yu Yinzeng will not appeal a Chinese court's decision to sentence them to prison in connection with an internal probe they conducted of GlaxoSmithKline in China, The Telegraph reported.
  • Humphrey was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, a fine of 20 000 pounds and subsequent deportation from China, while Yu was sentenced to two years in prison and a 15 000 pound fine.
  • The couple have both already served one year of their sentence while waiting for trial.
  • Both accepted the court's indictment that their company, ChinaWhys, had trafficked 256 pieces of personal information between 2009 and 2013.
  • While GlaxoSmithKline was not mentioned in the trial, Humphrey has blamed the drugmaker for his plight, saying it concealed the full extent of the bribery allegations it was facing when it hired ChinaWhys to carry out an investigation.

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