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Italian senator raises possible bribery link to Panama over defense radar contracts

Monday, December 19, 2011

Panama's government has hunkered down in a defensive mode over growing concerns about contracts with an Italian company and possible bribery connections.

But in Italy the links between the government and an Italian fugitive from justice are are raising questions in the Italian senate.

Senator Elio Lannutti asked the ministers in charge of Economy and Defense to explain a contract to supply radar between Selex Sistemi Integrati, a subsidiary of Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica and the government of Panama.

Original source: Newsroom Panama