CHRISTIAN MICHEL

  • AgustaWestland: BJP calls it a repeat of Bofors, to raise issue in Parliament February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is in no mood to let the Congress breathe easy after a letter related to the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal emerged in which a middleman stated that key aides of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi need to be targeted to push the deal through. "This...
  • Middleman asked AgustaWestland to target Sonia aides for chopper deal February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: There's a new twist in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam that is bound to be a big embarrassment for the Congress. CNNIBN has accessed a copy of a letter by key middleman Christian Michel produced in an Italian Court. The letter was written by Michel to the India...
  • AgustaWestland scam: CBI to probe if key middleman was protected January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken note of a CNNIBN report which said that one of the prime accused middlemen in the AgustaWestland chopper scam had flown to India several times, and in fact, he was in India just a week before the investigative body filed...
  • Why no attempt made to monitor Michel during his trips to India? January 29, 2014

    In a major twist to the AgustaWestland chopper deal scam, CNNIBN has accessed travel details of middleman Christian Michel that shows he was in India just a week before the preliminary enquiry was filed by the CBI. ...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Michel was in India a week before CBI filed PE January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major twist to the AgustaWestland chopper deal scam, CNNIBN has accessed travel details of middleman Christian Michel that shows he was in India just a week before the preliminary enquiry was filed by the CBI. According to documents with CNNIBN Michel was in India exactly 10 days...
  • AgustaWestland: Gave money to Tyagi's family, not him, claims Haschke January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a fresh development in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, key middleman Guido Haschke has told the CBI that no money was paid to former Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi. Though he claimed that kickbacks were given to his the former IAF chief's...
  • MoD gets AgustaWestland 'contract' with mystery middleman March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has got the 'contract' between AgustaWestland and alleged middleman Christian Michel regarding the controversial VVIP helicopter Rs 3600 crore deal with India. The 'contract' has been provided by the Anglo-Italian firm to suggest that there was no wrongdoing in the deal, sources told PTI. The company...
  • AgustaWestland denies wrongdoing in transactions with Indian firms March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing controversy over alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal, Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland on Tuesday replied to Defence Ministry queries, denying any wrongdoing. The Ministry had asked the firm to provide details about its transactions with Tunisia and India-based firms IDS Infotech and...
  • Chopper deal: Key middleman Christian Michel untraceable February 28, 2013

    Milano: While Parliament in India debates the AgustaWestland chopper deal issue, the focus remains on Christian Michel - the key middleman named in the Italian probe report . Even the Central Bureau of Investigation has named him as a suspect in its preliminary enquiry. According to the Italian probe report,...
  • Chopper deal: CBI faces tough task ahead in probe February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday named former Air Chief SP Tyagi in its Preliminary Enquiry (PE) in the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal, along with his cousins Julie and Dosca Tyagi and three key middlemen, as alleged beneficiaries of kickbacks. According to the Italian probe...
  • Chopper deal: Middlemen Michel, Gerosa and Haschke still missing as probe continues February 25, 2013

    Christian Michel, one of the three middlemen mentioned in the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal, seem to have disappeared and cannot be found at his residence. The other two middlemen Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke have similarly disappeared and have not yet come out in public and spoken on the Rs...
  • Chopper deal: CBI team to meet Italian judge today February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: A joint team of officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Defence Ministry and the Foreign Ministry, who are in Italy, will meet judge Luca Labianca on Wednesday who is presiding over the case. However, they will not be meeting the prosecutor. The team is also set to...
  • Defence firms will have to be very watchful now before undertaking to pay bribes: Sanjay Suri February 19, 2013

    CNNIBN's London Correspondent Sanjay Suri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the AgustaWestland chopper deal scam. Q. Do you think there is more to the eye than what is visible? Considering the money involved it cannot be only middle men but important politicians. Do you agree that sending the CBI...
  • India deliberately avoiding investigation in the chopper deal: Bhushan February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: As the CBI team leaves for Italy, senior Lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party member Prashant Bhushan told CNNIBN that the Indian government was deliberately avoiding investigations in the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal and that India can ask Italy and UK for information under the UN treaty against organised...
  • Chopper deal: Ready for any discussion in Parl, says PM February 19, 2013

    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The government was "ready for any discussion" including the VVIP chopper deal in Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday as the BJP signalled it would raise the issue forcefully in the budget session beginning February 21. A team of CBI and defence ministry officials left...
  • Will we ever know the real beneficiaries in the AgustaWestland case? February 18, 2013

    Italian probe reports say that Christian Michel got 60 per cent of the Rs 350 crore kickbacks. However, he has not been questioned even once. ...
  • News 360: Business empire of chopper deal key middleman Christian Michel unravelled February 18, 2013

    Christian Michel is said to be the key link in the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal. ...
  • Chopper deal key middleman Christian Michel yet to be quizzed February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Christian Michel is allegedly the most important link in the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal. According to the Italian probe report, he was the beneficiary of 60 per cent of Rs 350 crore kickbacks, which means he got Rs 210 crore. He was the one who, according to the...
  • 'Chopper deal middleman involved in earlier defence deals in India' February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: A new angle has now been uncovered in the AgustaWestland chopper deal. CNNIBN has accessed French court documents which reveal that Christian Michel, the man accused of taking 60 per cent of kickbacks in the AgustaWestland 101 helicopter deal, was involved in earlier defence deals in India too. The...