Monday, December 20, 2010
Wikileaks zaigusa Tanzania
WikiLeaks: Tanzania official investigating BAE 'fears for his life'
The Tanzanian prosecutor investigating worldwide misconduct by BAE, Britain's biggest arms company, confided to US diplomats that 'his life may be in danger' and senior politicians in his small African country were 'untouchable'.
A leaked account of what the head of Tanzania's anti-corruption bureau, Edward Hoseah, termed the 'dirty deal' by BAE to sell Tanzania an overpriced radar system, is revealed in the US embassy cables.
BAE is to appear in court in London tomorrow, when their system of making secret payments to secure arms contracts, exposed by the Guardian, will be officially detailed for the first time.
Every individual involved in the BAE scandal in Britain and Tanzania has escaped prosecution.
But the arms giant agreed with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to pay 'in corporate reparations and fines, provided the word 'corruption' did not appear on the indictment. A corruption conviction would debar the company from EU contracts. Read More