Sabato, 20 Ottobre 2018

Former Selex chief to stand trial amid possible corruption


Rome, November 23 - Rome magistrates on Friday
ruled Selex Sistemi Integrati former chief executive Marina
Grossi is to stand trial on alleged charges of possible
corruption at the unit of Italy's state-owned defence company
Finmeccanica in turn was run for nine years by Grossi's
husband Pier Francesco Guarguaglini before his forced
resignation amid another scandal in 2011.
Prosecutors had been investigating whether Selex executives
artifically boosted the value of contracts with civil
air-traffic manager Enav in order to use the excess funds to
generate a political slush fund.
The trial, which sees Grossi accused of possible of false
invoices and embezzlement together with third parties, is slated
to start on April 9.
The judge following the case has accepted businessman
Tommaso Di Lernia and former Finmeccanica consultant Lorenzo
Cola's plea-bargaining a one-year sentence.
Finmeccanica Chairman Pier Francesco Guarguaglini resigned
in December 2011 after Italian Premier Mario Monti called for
strong measures at the state-controlled company to address a
series of corruption probes.

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