AgustaWestland chopper deal: The insider and the middlemen
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Borgogni detailed how the money was paid through a network of middlemen and consultants, with the main allegation being that at least 10 million euros was funnelled back to Italy and paid to the Lega Nord party in return for its support to Orsi's bid to become president of Finmeccanica.
In his interrogation, Borgogni says the company decided to divert funds for commissions, knowing how risky it is to hire agents for Indian deals.
These contain the confession of prime middleman Guido Haschke, in which he details how he got involved in the first place with the deal, how he managed to get a contract with Finmeccanica and who his contacts in India are. It is in this confession that he claims to have met Tyagi several times when he was Chief. Haschke also admits he received a kickback of 20 million euros of which 12 was paid off to the Tyagi brothers.
From the report
"In the 03.01.2007 contract we still talk about the offset, but actually the agreement was made as an engineering contract equal to 5% of the order. The real cost was of 1.5% while the rest was actually the commission for me and Gerosa, to be shared with in the following way: 60% to the Tyagi family and 40% between me and Gerosa. The contract between AW Spa and IDS Infotech... was followed by a contract signed on 01.08.2007 between the same companies. This contract was replaced on 31.10.2008 with a contract between AW Spa and IDS Tunisia through Hedi Kamoun, which is actually an empty box. " (Quoting Haschke's confession)
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