The French DST has accused EADS of having a slush fun to help win large export contracts.
Capital.fr is running a story saying the Gallois has been summoned to the Elysee to explain the report by the DST saying that EADS has a slush fund for kickbacks on large contracts. It says the report contains information about kickbacks for "several contracts" and cites the Emirates A380 contract in Nov 2001 where "on this occasion a curious transfer of over $50 million went through an account in Tunis. (My translation of the Original French below)
"A cette occasion, plus de 50 millions de dollars auraient mystérieusement transité par un compte bancaire domicilié à Tunis."
Even more interesting, is the fact that Jean-Paul Gut will have to manage this scandal before he leaves to take a job at the Qatar investment fund wanting to buy 10% of EADS.
The original story can be found here (in French)
Will this take off or simply be squashed like the Saudi/BAE Systems bribery scandal?