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Panorama: The secret bribes of big tobacco

A BBC investigation has uncovered evidence of bribery at one of the UK's biggest companies.

Panorama found British American Tobacco (BAT) illegally paid politicians and civil servants in countries in East Africa.

The payments were revealed when a whistleblower shared hundreds of secret documents.

BAT told the BBC: "The truth is that we do not and will not tolerate corruption, no matter where it takes place."

The bribery was revealed by a former BAT employee, Paul Hopkins.

Panorama: The Secret Bribes of Big Tobacco is available on BBC iPlayer

  • 30 Nov 2015
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