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Ex-Patria Execs Convicted of Bookkeeping Crimes - Defense News

Ex-Patria Execs Convicted of Bookkeeping Crimes - Defense News | Finland | Scoop.it
HELSINKI - A Finnish court on June 23 said it found four former executives of defense contractor Patria guilty of bookkeeping crimes but cleared them of charges of bribing Egyptian officials.
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Prosecutor suspects Patria of bribes in Egypt Suspects deny any wrongdoing

Prosecutor suspects Patria of bribes in Egypt Suspects deny any wrongdoing | Finland | Scoop.it
.State Prosecutor Ari-Pekka Koivisto believes that four former and present employees of the Finnish state-owned defence equipment manufacturer, the Patria Group, paid a total of EUR 1.3 million in bribes to Egyptian civil servants through Wasfi & Wafik Doss & Company (Doss).
In the prosecutor’s view, the bribes were included in essentially bogus consultancy contracts, the purpose of which was to secure Patria’s success in the tender round.
The State Prosecutor demands that Patria should pay a corporate fine of EUR 100,000.
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Expert: Patria Selling Grenade Launchers to Saudis

Expert: Patria Selling Grenade Launchers to Saudis | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish majority-state-owned defence contractor Patria is indirectly selling weapons systems to Saudi Arabia, according to an arms expert interviewed by YLE.
Jarmo Pykälä, a researcher at the left-leaning think-tank SaferGlobe Finland, was interviewed on the current affairs programme A-studio on Wednesday evening.
He said that Patria is selling Nemo mortar turrets to a Canadian company that is fitting them onto tanks it is manufacturing for the United States. Some of these in turn are being sold to Saudi Arabia, which the programme describes as one of the world's least democratic countries.
Patria declined to confirm or deny the report, citing its customer's request not to discuss the deal.
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