Monday, July 13, 2009
Documents In Mirage Deal Were Destroyed
Documents detailing payments for the 1994 acquisition of Belgian fighter jets were burned, a probe into the deal has found. Investigators have now subpoenaed the former air force chief who ordered the papers destroyed, and the government comptroller who gave the go-ahead. Current Defense Minister Francisco Vidal also was ordered to testify. Ex-air force officials and others are accused of receiving illegal commissions in the acquisition of 25 Mirage 5 jets.