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June 15th, 2008

It’s not a good year for Carrefour in China. First all that kerfuffle over some alleged involvement in some political bullshit, and now eight of their managers in Beijing are in court charged with taking bribes. 新京报/The Beijing News’ reporter Chen Junjie and correspondent Chen Qian report:

 北京家乐福8课长涉嫌受贿被诉

Eight Beijing Carrefour section chiefs suspected of taking bribes charged

 朝阳法院昨日上午公布,北京家乐福肉课一名主管及北京7家门店的精肉课课长共8人,因涉嫌收受供应商总计28万余元贿赂,被诉至该院。目前,该院已受理此案。

Yesterday morning Chaoyang Court announced that one manager of Beijing Carrefour’s meat section and section chiefs of the lean meat sections of seven stores, eight people in total, because they are suspected of receiving a total of  over 280 thousand yuan in bribes, were charged in that court. The court has accepted the case.

起诉书显示,涉及的7家门店分别是,马连道店、双井店、通州店、方庄店、方圆大厦店、双井店和中关村店。8人中最年纪轻的25岁,年纪最大的45岁。

The charge sheet shows seven stores involved are Malian Dao Store, Shuangjing Store, Tongzhou Store, Fangzhuang Store, Fangyuan  Building Store, and Zhongguancun Store. The youngest of the eight people is 25, the oldest is 45.

 Hmm… That’s only six stores, but Shuangjing was listed twice. The Carrefour China website lists nine stores in Beijing with only one bearing the name “Shuangjing”. Makes you wonder which of the remaining three is involved.

Anyway, I don’t really want to get into the details of the case. It could be interesting to see what happens next, though….

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