‘Received payments, not bribes, from middlemen’
NEW DELHI: Lawyer Gautam Khaitan, an accused in the Agusta-Westland case, reportedly admitted to the CBI on Thursday that he received payments from Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke, two middlemen key to the 2010 VVIP chopper deal.
Khaitan, however, rejected allegations that the payments were part of any bribes paid to him by the two European middlemen. “Khaitan admitted to taking payments from European middlemen, Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa, but the CBI does not agree with the reasons cited by him for accepting the payments based on evidence that it has,” an agency source said. FULL REPORT, P9