Paris, Nov 28 (EFE) .- Agents of the French anti-corruption office registered premises of the Airbus group in Suresnes, outside Paris, as a result of a judicial investigation opened by a suspicious sale of military helicopters to Kazakhstan, the group confirmed today. p>
Sources of the company told Efe that the search took place "at the end of last week." p>
The investigation opened on April 4, 2012, weeks before Nicolas Sarkozy lost the presidential election in France to the Socialist François Hollande, when the French anti-money laundering agency, Tracfin, detected suspicious movements in the accounts of a former member of his cabinet. P>
At the point of look is a contract announced in October 2010 for the sale of 45 French military helicopters EC145 to Kazakhstan. p>
Investigators are trying to determine if the signature of that The contract led to the handing over of illegal commissions to intermediaries. p>
At the request of the investigating judges, the President of Airbus, Tom Enders, two other senior officials of the group Aeronautics and attorney Noëlle Lenoir were interrogated in October as witnesses by the police.