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Vivendi and corruption in Milan : Corruption Case


In Milan in Italy in 2002 a senior executive of Vivendi was convicted of planning to bribe local politicians in the both the majority and opposition parties of Milan city council in order to win the IT�200bn tender for a wastewater treatment plant in the south of Milan, Italy. The evidence included a floppy disk containing a letter by Alain Metz in which Maetz states that he has "excellent contacts" within the rightwing majority coalition (Polo delle Liberta, whose leader is media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi), and planned to pay total IT� 4bn bribes to politicians. About IT� 2.3bn would go to the majority parties, IT� 300mn to the opposition and other money would reach "experts" and "mediators" whose names were not revealed


The following lists all references contained in our database that are relevant to this briefing
La Repubblica [3/17/2000] 'Tangentopoli a Milano riparte da un floppy disc - Mazzetta da quattro miliardi per un depuratore' by La Repubblica [Source ID = 4388]

The Times-Picayune [6/1/2001] 'Five face charges of cash for favors. Former legislator, S&WB official named' by Staff writer [Source ID = 5622]

Suez Press Releases [11/5/2001] 'Ondeo wins a new contract in Milan and now treats wastewater for over 2 million inhabitants' : http://www.suez.com/finance2/english/news/index.php [Source ID = 6173]

Global Water Report 131, 15 October 2001, pp. 1-3 [10/15/2001] 'Bribery and delays keep Milan infrastructure waiting' : http://www.suez.com/finance2/english/news/index.php [Source ID = 6178]

Il Sole 24 Ore, 5 November 2001, p. 26 [11/5/2001] 'Milano - L'appalto a Ondeo; Il depuratore e' ' by Dario Deotto; Antonio Iorio: http://www.suez.com/finance2/english/news/index.php [Source ID = 6181]

Public Citizen [9/1/2001] 'The Big Greedy A Background Check on the Corporations Vying to Take Over New Orleans� Water System' by Alex Tsybine: http://www.citizen.org/documents/Big_Greedy_(PDF).PDF [Source ID = 7595]

Birmingham Post [8/1/2002] 'SEVERN TRENT'S ITALIAN JOB' by Richard Tyler: http://www.citizen.org/documents/Big_Greedy_(PDF).PDF [Source ID = 8208]

Public Citizen [] 'New Orleans� Effort To Privatize Its Water And Sewer Systems: An Analysis' : http://www.citizen.org/documents/New_Orleans_analysis_(PDF).pdf [Source ID = 8803]

Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) [5/20/2002] 'Trial begins in S&WB bribery case; Prosecution says ex-official paid to promote company's interests;' by Stephanie Grace: http://www.citizen.org/documents/New_Orleans_analysis_(PDF).pdf [Source ID = 9009]


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