Company Involved: AgustaWestland
Industry Subsector: Defense
Official Involved: V.S. Saini, Air Force brigadier
Enforcement Action: Investigation
Summary: In the course of probing an allegedly corrupt helicopter supply contract between the Indian military and Finnmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland, Italian investigators uncovered evidence that may point to a separate scam surrounding helicopter procurement. Authorities reportedly found documents stating that in 2010 V.S. Saini demanded more than 250 million rupees (US $4.6 million) from AgustaWestland to “help eliminate the competition” for a giant 197-helicopter deal.