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Ignore media distortions; allegations of Mills/Mahama Airbus bribery false – Former AG

Former Attorney General rebuffs reports on Airbus bribery claims
Our attention has been drawn to media reports about a Deferred Prosecution
Agreement (DPA) entered between Airbus SE and the United Kingdom Serious Fraud
Office in respect of the practice of Airbus SE in paying commission to its agents and the
use of those commissions.


The reports alleging that Airbus SE paid bribes during the administration of President
John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama are false, misleading and do not
reflect the Approved Judgment.


Indeed, the Approved Judgment of the Crown Court of Southwark approving the DPA
between Airbus and the UK Serious Fraud Office does not allege that any payment was
made by Airbus to any Ghanaian Government official.
It is therefore a gross distortion for the media to conclude that officials of the Ghana
Government between 2009 and 2015 were bribed or paid any commissions by Airbus
for the acquisition of the Casa C-295 aircrafts.


SIGNED
Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong
Former Attorney General & Minister for Justice
Sunday February 02, 2020.

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