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ED attaches properties of Michel in Agusta Westland Case in France

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Mar 11 2019 8:10PM
ED attaches properties of Michel in Agusta Westland Case in France
New Delhi, Mar.11 (HS): In the ongoing investigation against M/s AugustaWestland VVIP Helicopter case and middleman Christian Michel James under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002, the Enforcement Directorate(ED) has provisionally attached immovable property in France in the name of M/s SCI Solaime situated at 45 Avenue Victor Hugo, Paris belonging to his ex-wife Mrs. Valerie Michel who had received Proceeds of Crime from the accused. It is worthwhile to mention here that Christian Michel James was extradited from UAE to India in December 2018. He was arrested on 22.12.2018 under section 19 of PMLA and was interrogated in ED custody. Investigation revealed that Christian Michele James is a middleman who received kickbacks from the VVIP Chopper deal to the tune of Euro 42 million. During the course of investigation, it was seen that funds were transferred from Dubai based companies to various entities. Investigation also revealed that Christian Michel James had transferred the amount received as kickbacks to various entities, including Euro 922185.76 equivalent to INR 5,83,40,422/- to his ex-wife Valerie Michel and subsequently to M/s SCI Solaime for investment in purchase of above referred immovable property. Further investigations to identify the remaining Proceeds of Crime are under progress. Hindusthan Samachar/Pramod
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