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Italian defence boss resigns over India bribe scandal

The head of Italian defence and aerospace giant Finmeccanica, Giuseppe Orsi, resigned on Friday in a bribery scandal over the sale of helicopters to India as investigators questioned him in prison. Orsi, who was arrested on Tuesday over alleged bribes paid to secure the sale of 12 choppers, also stepped down as a member of the board and presented his resignation letter to judge Luca Labianca, who heard his testimony behind bars.

Italian execs in India bribe scandal face arraignment

Two top Italian defence executives arrested in a bribery scandal over the sale of 12 helicopters to India faced arraignment on Friday, as leaks revealed the alleged payments went to India via Tunisia. The former chief executive of Italian defence and aerospace giant Finmeccanica, Giuseppe Orsi, and the former head of its helicopter division Agusta Westland, Bruno Spagnolini, were due to appear before a judge.
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