According to reports in Italian news paper, Republica, Italian investigators have found details of his appointments, his meetings with Indian intermediaries, in Italy and Lugano and several international transactions, including that of Finmeccanica.
These documents are being used by the prosecutors in the Italian court, Tribunale de Busto Arsizio, to build their case in fixing responsibility of several accused, including former Finmeccanica chief Giuseppe Orsi, for allegedly paying Rs360 crore in kickbacks to bag the Rs3,600-crore helicopter deal. “He thought he had deleted everything, buried every track on the big business on behalf of Finmeccanica.
He had ‘cleaned up’ his entire computer and he felt calm,” the daily said quoting the Italian investigators’ report. It said the prosecutors in the court Busto Arsizio seized 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 Prosecutor of Busto Arsizio, Eugenio Fusco, who is trying to rebuild any responsibilities and roles of the protagonists of this affair,” it said.
Haschke is alleged to have been appointed by former Finmeccanica CEO Orsi for clinching the deal for AgustaWestland in which 51 million were allegedly paid as kickbacks. Orsi has denied any kind of involvement in paying bribes for bagging the deal.