Brewer fined £5m for paying bribes to officials: Scandal hits AB InBev as it seals £79bn merger with UK rival



The world's biggest brewer has been fined £4.6million after being caught bribing officials into promoting its beer – and then trying to silence a whistleblower by threatening them with a £200,000 fine.
On the day it sealed a £79billion mega merger with London listed SABMiller, Budweiser-brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev was punished for using promoters to bribe Indian officials to boost sales of its beer.
The allegations of bribery date back to 2009 when an Indian subsidiary of AB InBev hired a promoter who had no experience in the alcohol industry.
This promoter was found by US investigators to... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Business, Views: 54
Source: Daily Mail
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