TAIPEI, TAIWAN (AP) - Hon Hai Precision, a leading maker of iPhones and other high-tech gadgets, has said it is working with Chinese police probing allegations that employees of its Foxconn unit solicited kickbacks from suppliers.
Hon Hai said in a statement late Wednesday that it will “thoroughly investigate” the alleged kickback case and also review its procurement procedures to close any possible loopholes.
It said its operations in China had not been affected by the case.
The island’s China Times newspaper quoted unidentified sources as saying Hon Hai is investigating a dozen other employees suspected of having taken bribes and that it has suspended its purchases from an equipment maker accused of offering bribes to the employees.
The company has previously come under scrutiny for labor policies that allegedly led a dozen workers to commit suicide.
The latest allegation has raised questions about the electronics giant’s internal management problems amid its rapid expansion to keep up with growing demand for its components.
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Viewing and reviewing the Los Angeles experimental and classic punk scene with a nod to Rodney's English Disco
One man’s perspective. Exploration and commentary designed to challenge the conventional thinking of day on the political issues affecting our nation.
First over-the-counter column approved for fast and effective relief from even your worst media-induced headache.
Contributions to the Communities Sports desk from readers.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention
California wildfires wreak havoc