Haschke 'cleaned' up documents related to chopper scam:Reports
Alleged middleman Guido Haschke
had "cleaned up" all the documents related to the chopper scam
from his computer but Italian investigators recovered them
from his hard drive along with other papers he had hidden in
his mother's home.
According to reports, the Italian investigators have
termed the details found in his computer drives as "Pandora's
box" where he has noted details of his appointments, his
meetings with Indian intermediaries, in
Lugano and Italy
several international transactions including that of
These documents are being used by the prosecutors in the
Italian court Tribunale de Busto Arsizio to build their case
in fixing responsibilties of several accused including former
Finmeccanica chief Giuseppe Orsi for allegedly paying Rs 360
crore in kickbacks to bag the Rs 3,600 crore deal, reports in
Italian daily Republica suggested.
"He thought he had deleted everything, buried every
track on the big business on behalf of Finmeccanica. He had
'cleaned up' all his computer and he felt calm," the daily
said quoting the Italian investigators' report.
It said the prosecutors in the court
recovered the "computer hard drives of Haschke where the
intermediary had recorded the whole story about the sale of
helicopters and other business".
"Documents and files that are now on the table of the
Eugenio Fusco, who is trying to Busto Arsizio
rebuild any responsibilities and roles of the protagonists of
this 'affair'," it said.
The report said the "fate of Orsi is entrusted to its
reading of the documents found in a suitcase that Haschke had
hidden in his mother's house and found those files in his
computer that he thought he had cleared and reset."
Haschke is alleged to have been appointed by former
Finmeccanica CEO Orsi for clinching the deal for
AgustaWestland in which 51 million euros were allegedly paid
Orsi has denied any kind of involvement in paying bribes
for bagging the deal.