GSK investigators charged in Chinese court

|By:, SA News Editor

Chinese prosecutors have charged British investigator Peter Humphrey and his American wife Yu Yingzeng with illegally obtaining more than 200 items of private information connected to their investigation into the bribery allegations of GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) in China.

Humphrey is expected to plead guilty to the charges, which carry a maximum sentence of three years in jail.

China has recently strengthened its privacy laws and substantially increased its anti-trust probes of foreign companies based in the country.