NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday it has connected Paris-based assets well worth Rs. 5.83 crore of the ex-spouse of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman, arrested within the VVIP choppers scam case, under the anti-money laundering regulation.
It stated a provisional order beneath the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has been issued to connect the asset at forty-five Avenue, Victor Hugo in France and it’s miles inside the name of Ms. SCI Solaime and belongs to Michel’s ex-spouse Valerie Michel.
The ED alleged that the woman had obtained “proceeds of crime” of this rip-off from the accused, Michel.
The business enterprise said its probe located that Michel “had transferred the amount acquired as kickbacks to diverse entities, along with euro nine,22,185.76 (equivalent to Rs. Five,83, forty,422) to his ex-spouse Valerie Michel and finally to SCI Solaire for investment in the purchase of the immovable belongings.”
Michel became deported from the UAE in December the last yr and was arrested by way of the ED. He is in judicial custody.
Michel is a few of the three alleged middlemen being probed in the Rs. Three, six hundred-crore case using ED and CBI. The others are overseas nationals – Guido Haschke and Carlos Gerosa.