Covidien plc Forebear Tyco International Ltd. Pays $26 Million to Settle Overseas Bribery Beef

Published: Sep 25, 2012

Tyco International, forebear of medical device industry titan Covidien, settles a federal bribery probe for $26 million after investigators find that Tyco Healthcare used illegal payments to influence doctors and public health professionals in Saudi Arabia, China and Poland. Security giant Tyco International (NYSE:TYC), father of medical device company Covidien (NYSE:COV), agreed to pay a $26 million settlement to close the books on an international bribery scandal that involved health officials in Saudi Arabia, China and Poland.

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