Giuseppe Orsi

  • 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...
  • VVIP chopper deal: CAG report raises questions on trials abroad June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The CAG has submitted its report on AgustaWestland chopper deal in which the government auditor is understood to have raised questions over various aspects of the deal, including conduct of trials outside the country despite the Defence Ministry rejecting such a proposal twice. The report prepared by former CAG...
  • Tainted chopper deal: Finmeccanica exCEO Giuseppe Orsi's trial begins June 19, 2013

    Milan: Months after the shocking revelations of the AgustaWestland bribery case, Finmeccanica exCEO Giuseppe Orsi's trial begins on Wednesday. A CBI team will also be attending the trial in Milan. Orsi and the CEO of its chopper unit Bruno Spagnoli, will go on trial on Wednesday in a Milan court. Orsi...
  • CBI officer to attend AgustaWestland trial in Italy June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI has sent one of its investigating officer along with a Defence Ministry team to Milan for attending trial related to alleged corruption by AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica executives in clinching the VVIP helicopter supply contract. The Italian agencies are probing allegations of corrupt practices against top executives of...
  • Chopper deal: Italy demands extradition of Haschke March 23, 2013

    Rome: Italian prosecutors have asked for extradition of Swiss resident Guido Haschke who allegedly allege acted as an intermediary for bribes paid to Indian officials to win the 560 millioneuro contract for 12 helicopters. Haschke was briefly arrested by Swiss authorities in October, 2012 in connection with the probe but he...
  • 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...
  • Court rejects jail release bid of Finmeccanica's ex-CEO March 12, 2013

    Milan: A Milan court has rejected a request by former Finmeccanica Chairman and CEO Giuseppe Orsi to be released from jail, legal sources said on Monday. Orsi was arrested February 12, 2013, on a warrant alleging he paid bribes to win a 560 million euro Indian contract in 2010...
  • SC rejects PIL, refuses to examine AgustaWestland deal March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to examine the AgustaWestland chopper deal after a PIL that a special investigation team should be set up to probe the Rs 4000-crore VVIP helicopter deal. Meanwhile, sources said that CBI is likely to quiz former IAF chief SP tyagi and his...
  • Chopper deal: Ex-Finmeccanica CEO questioned in Italy February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Finmeccanica Chief Executive Giuseppe Orsi was questioned in Italy on Wednesday for his role in the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal. Orsi was arrested on February 12 on charges of bribery in the Rs 3600 crore helicopter deal with India. Orsi was questioned in a courthouse in Italy's Busto...
  • 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...
  • Finmeccanica delays results, expands its surveillance body February 22, 2013

    London: VVIP chopper scandal hit Italian defence giant Finmeccanica has delayed publication of its 2012 results following the bribery probe into its Rs 3,600 crore deal with India and has increased the number of members in its surveillance body. The Board of Directors of the firm also decided to centralise...
  • 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...
  • Chopper deal: Italian probe report states nearly 50 million euros paid in kickbacks February 19, 2013

    A joint team of CBI, Ministry of Defence and the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday reached Italy to probe allegations of kickbacks. ...
  • News 360: Will AK Antony's personal integrity help UPA tide over chopper deal crisis? February 19, 2013

    Defence Minister AK Antony has ruled out his resignation in the VVIP chopper allegations, saying there is no divide within the government on how to handle this latest controversy. ...
  • Ready to cooperate with Indian authorities: Finmeccanica February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: In the thick of allegations of the Rs 3,600 crore scam in the deal of 12 helicopters to India, Italian company Finmeccanica today said it is ready to cooperate with authorities here to clarify the matter. AgustaWestland, which is allegedly involved in the scam, is part of the...
  • Chopper deal: CBI meeting with lawyer 'useful' February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI team which reached Italy on Tuesday to probe role of Indians in the alleged Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal scam met its lawyer and described the meeting as "useful." High level sources in CBI said the team had a meeting with the lawyer engaged by...
  • Chopper deal: Strong evidence against Finmeccanica exCEO Giuseppe Orsi, says Italian criminal law expert February 19, 2013

    An Italian criminal law expert has told CNNIBN that India won't find it easy to get details of the probe. ...
  • 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. ...
  • The Last Word: Will chopper deal lead to another setback for defence procurement programme? February 18, 2013

    The government is noncommittal on axing the AgustaWestland deal. While External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the showcause notice was just the first step, he indicated the government may not go all the way. ...
  • Reveal names of journalists on Orsi's payroll: Italian lawmaker February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of corruption allegations against Finmeccanica, an Italian lawmaker has reportedly asked Prime Minister Mario Monti to reveal the names of journalists and media workers on the payroll of former CEO of the defence firm Giuseppe Orsi. Senator Raffaele Lauro, a member of the Italian Finance...
  • 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: Former Finmeccanica CEO applies for bail February 18, 2013

    Rome: Former Finmeccanica CEO Giuseppe Orsi has reportedly applied for bail. His lawyer Ennio Amodio told CNNIBN that he is currently in talks with the prosecution over the matter. Orsi was arrested following investigations into the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal with India. He was suspected of involvement in the payment...
  • AgustaWestland chopper deal: Italy may share probe documents with India later, say sources February 16, 2013

    The Italian court on Saturday had refused to share its probe documents with India. ...
  • Preparing to clarify points raised by India: AgustaWestland February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Facing threat of cancellation of its deal to supply 12 AW101 choppers to India, AgustaWestland on Saturday said it was preparing to clarify the points raised by the Indian government in this regard. The Defence Ministry had on Friday issued a show cause notice to AgustaWestland of the...
  • Chopper deal: Italy refuses to share probe documents with India January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major setback to the Indian team investigating the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal, the Italian court on Saturday refused to share its proberelated documents saying it couldn't share evidence. Earlier, Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid had said that India was trying to get access to the...
  • Italian PM assures 'correct governance' of Finmeccanica February 15, 2013

    Rome: Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said that his government would guarantee the "correct governance" of statecontrolled defence firm Finmeccanica following arrest of its chief executive on corruption charges in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal with India. "The government was able to intervene with some measures to guarantee...