UAE set to extradite middlemen Christian Michel to India for AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam


A UAE court has approved India’s request to extradite British national and alleged middlemen Christian Michel, who is wanted for money laundering, bribery, and fraud in connection with the Rs 3,600-crore worth AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam. According to the local media inputs, the Court of Cassation has allowed the extradition of the 54-year-old British businessman.

On January 1, 2014, India cancelle d the contract to purchase 12 AW-101 VVIP choppers which were meant for carrying VIPs for the Indian Air Force after the CEO of Finmeccanica Giuseppe Orsi was arrested by Italian authorities. The firm had offered kickbacks to the tune of Rs 423 crore. Read More

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