17-Dec-2013 Source: HeliHub.com
The Panamanian Supreme Court of Justice is understood to have unanimously closed the case against Italy’s Finmeccanica which stemmed from a complaint filed two years ago by Oreste del Rio, leader of the opposition Popular Party. In the case, del Rio had sought an investigation of Panamanian Security Minister, Jose Raul Mulino, over alleged kickback payments in the contract to supply 19 “Lyra 50” radars from Selex and six AW139 helicopters from AgustaWestland. Both Selex and AgustaWestland are subsidiaries of Finmeccanica.
The six AW139s were mostly delivered in the first half of 2013 and include four coded AN-138, AN-139, AN-140 and AN-142.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com