SHANGHAI Aug 8 British corporate investigator
Peter Humphrey was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison
for illegally obtaining records on Chinese citizens, while his
American wife was handed a two-year jail sentence, a court in
Shanghai said on Friday.
Briton Peter Humphrey and his wife Yu Yingzeng ran risk
consultancy ChinaWhys, whose clients included British drugmaker
GlaxoSmithKline Plc, which is at the centre of a
separate corruption probe.
According to a statement read out by a court official at a
press conference, Humphrey will be deported, but it gave no
further details on that aspect of the judgment, including on
whether Yu would also be deported.
The couple has the right to appeal their sentence within 10
days, the court added.
The trial was being closely watched for any comments on the
British drugmaker, but there was no mention of GSK, even though
prosecutors brought up investigations launched by other foreign
(Reporting by Brenda Goh)