AgustaWestland: Nervous Indian middlemen were assured that trail would never be busted
New Delhi, Apr 30: The probe into the AgustaWestland chopper deal shows that a large chunk of the money that was exchanged found its way into Mauritius. Investigations also revealed that the middlemen in Italy were all along assuring the nervous accused in India that none could reach up to them and the trail has been wiped out.
As investigators began smelling a rat in this deal, those part of it especially in India had displayed a great amount of nervousness. Several persons part of the deal in India would regularly call Italy to find out if the cat would be out of the bag or not.
Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa the alleged middlemen were the ones who would be contacted from India.
They would reassure that there was no way that anyone would reach up to the money trail. It would take years to even find out about the money transaction Haschke had said on one of the conversations that was tapped by the Italian authorities.
They won't get to us
In one of the conversations between Haschke and Gerosa which was produced in the Italian court the former says that there are no trails. The money would have reached Mauritius and for anyone to find out it would be more than a decade. I have not left an iota of evidence and hence it would be impossible to get to us, Haschke also says.
Further Haschke and Gerosa also discuss about how they should keep the transfer of money on. They discuss that if the transactions stop it would lead to suspicion. Let us keep the flow on for some more time the conversation that was recorded in 2012 suggests.
In another conversation with Delhi based advocate, Gautham Khaitan who has been accused of money laundering by the Enforcement Directorate, Haschke explains that there is nothing to worry.
Khaitan appeared nervous but was reassured that the entire trail had been wiped out and the computers cleaned up. There is nothing to worry, Haschke assures him.