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02:00 PM, November 28, 2017
Airbus Offices Raided in Kazakhgate Corruption Probe
Airbus group office in Paris

Airbus offices were raided by French investigators last week as part of an on-going corruption probe over a 2010 sale of satellites to Kazakhstan.

“We confirm a raid was carried out at Airbus offices in the Paris suburb of Suresnes in the context of the French judicial investigation relating to Kazakhstan,” an Airbus spokesman was quoted as saying by Reuters Tuesday. 

The probe, opened in March 2013 and dubbed “Kazakhgate” in France, seeks to establish whether kickbacks were paid to intermediaries in the October 2010 deal under the presidency of conservative Nicolas Sarkozy.

Police questioned Airbus CEO Tom Enders, two other top Airbus Group officials and lawyer Noelle Lenoir in October as witnesses at the request of financial investigators.

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