Boston Scientific whistleblower launches corruption investigation

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is investigating claims that the company violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Vietnam.

Marlborough, Massachusetts–based Boston Scientific disclosed receipt of a whistleblower’s allegations in its latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“In March 2022, the company received a whistleblower letter alleging Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in Vietnam. The company is cooperating with government agencies while investigating these allegations,” the company said in its second-quarter 10-Q filing, dated Aug. 4.

More information about the allegations was not available from the filing or a Boston Scientific spokesperson reached by Medical Design & Outsourcing today. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted in 1977 to stop companies and their employees or agents from bribing foreign officials to win or…

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