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On January 8, this year, an Italian court acquitted former Finmeccanica President Giuseppe Orsi and AgustaWestland Chief Executive Officer Bruno Spagnolini of charges of illegal payment of 560 million euros in the deal to sell 12 AW101 helicopters to India.
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Former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi was and is also an accused in the case and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at the moment are investigating the case in India.
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