Nothing wrong in media reporting AgustaWestland chargesheet: ED

agustaNew Delhi, Apr 13: The Enforcement Directorate has told a Delhi court that there was nothing wrong in the media publishing the supplementary chargesheet it had filed in connection with the AgustaWestland case.

The chargesheet is a public document and there was no harm in the media publishing it, the ED said in response to an application filed by the counsel of James Christian Michel, an alleged middleman in the case. Michel’s counsel had alleged that the chargesheet had been deliberately leaked to the media.

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AgustaWestland: Will Michel be extradited? Here is exactly what the UAE court said

New Delhi, Sep 20: There was plenty of confusion regarding a UAE court order concerning the deportation of James Christian Michel, an accused in the AgustaWestland case.

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AgustaWestland: Middleman Michel missing as MEA awaits official order on extradition

christain MichelNew Delhi, Sep 19: Hours after a court ordered his extradition, accused in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, James Christian Michel has gone missing. According to his lawyer, Amal Alsubei, he could not be found since the order of extradition was delivered.

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AgustaWestland: To be extradited, Michel was media fix it guy in India

christain MichelNew Delhi, Sep 19: India scored a major victory after a court in the United Arab Emirates ordered the extradition of alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal.

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AgustaWestland: How Michel moved the govt to disqualify competition early

AgustaWestland_LogoJames Christian Michel the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland case is said to have visited India over a 100 times and during the early stages, he was deliberately trying to disqualify the competition, investigations have shown.

AgustaWestland: CBI likely to question former PM Manmohan Singh

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Photo courtesy: Money control

New Delhi, Dec 12: Investigators probing the AgustaWestland chopper deal are likely to question former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and others.

The CBI says that it would like to seek some clarifications from Dr Singh.

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AgustaWestland: ‘Conceal the commissions through Indian firms,’ middleman said in an email

Agusta-Westland_2481774bNew Delhi, May 11: An email written by James Christian Michel, the middleman in the AgustaWestland case gives a clear pointer that firms had been set up to conceal the commissions that were being paid.
The CBI which has a copy of this mail says that this is very good evidence in the case as it clearly shows that attempts had been made to conceal the kickbacks paid in this deal.

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AgustaWestland: Bribe of Rs 327 crore was paid since 2003

img_0686-1New Delhi, May 6: The middlemen who were part of the AgustaWestland deal were well aware of all decisions that were being taken by the government well in advance.
The close door meetings of the government officials and also the decisions being taken were being passed on to the middlemen which gave them an edge, CBI sources say.

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AgustaWestland case: Delhi firm got funds under pretext of exporting music CDs

img_0686New Delhi, May 3: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing a company by the name Media Exim which was set up in 2005 to facilitate the transfer of funds in connection with the AgustaWestland case.
The firm set up in Delhi by James Christian Michel, the alleged middleman who was appointed to manage the media had received a sum of Rs 7 crore in two years.

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AgustaWestland- Rejected in 2002 on track by 2005

img_0686-1New Delhi, May 2: In the year 2002, AgustaWestland had been disqualified after it had been found that the chopper was not capable of flying at 6,000 metres. In the year 2005, the altitude ceiling requirements were cut from 6,000 metres to 4,500 metres.

How did this change and who influenced this decision, the Central Bureau of Investigation is finding out.

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