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AgustaWestland scam: Italian judge says money went to Indian politicians, officials

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 May 2016, 13:52 IST

Italian judge Marco Maria Maiga, on Wednesday, confirmed that money laundering went beyond the Tyagi family and politicians.

In an interview with NDTV, Italian judge Marco Maria Maiga said that there are "indications that money went beyond Tyagi brothers to politicians and officials". He also said that middleman Guido Haschke's bribery note listing AP and politicians is authentic.

Maiga, who delivered the Agusta judgement in Milan, said that Bruno Spagnolin, CEO of AgustaWestland and Guiseppe Orsi, chairman of Finmeccanica, paid a lot of money to the Tyagi brothers.

The judge also stated that despite requests from Italian authorities, the Congress-led government sent only three documents as a part of the bribe investigation.

The handwritten note of Italian middleman Guido Haschke, produced as evidence, allegedly points out how politicians, including Sonia Gandhi's secretary Ahmed Patel were paid money.

According to Maiga, the note contained many code names such as BUR (possibly means bureaucrats), AP (Ahmed Patel), POL (politicians).

"The court doesn't have a conclusion on people who are not within the object of the judgement," said the Italian judge when asked about Indian politicians and officials.

The judge also said that there's enough circumstancial evidence to prove that the bribery note is authentic.

First published: 5 May 2016, 13:52 IST
 
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