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A former United Nations consultant accepted bribes to rig a £40 million contract to supply life saving drugs to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a court heard.
Sijbrandus ‘Art’ Scheffer, 62, allegedly took kickback payments from Danish pharmaceutical company Missionpharma in return for ensuring the company won a contact worth “in excess of $65 million (£40 million)”.
Mr Scheffer worked as a consultant to to the United Nations Development Programme and, together with Guido Bakker, 41, orchestrated the corrupt award of the contract to supply drugs treating HIV and malaria to the war-torn country, it was said.
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