The British corporate investigator who worked for GlaxoSmithKline, Peter Humphrey, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for illegally obtaining private information on  Chinese citizens.  He was fined £19,000 for sourcing the data for an investigation report, and will be deported from the country after serving his sentence.

His US-citizen wife – who worked alongside him – was sentenced to two years and must pay a fine of £14,500.

Mr Humphrey did not dispute breaching China’s privacy laws at his trial at Shanghai Intermediate People’s Court, where he was handed 30 months out of a possible 36-month maximum jail term.   He told the court he had always supported anti-corruption in China.



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