FBI searches home, offices of Robotech producer/writer, Harmony Gold founder
posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Agrama is the producer of Robotech and all its sequel attempts, and he remains the chairman and CEO of Harmony Gold USA. Harmony Gold USA also credits Agrama as one of two screenplay writers of the upcoming Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles sequel.
However the investigation is not related to Robotech, but rather numerous Paramount properties that Agrama resold to Berlusconi's media companies. Agrama acted as a middle man, reselling Paramount properties to Berlusconi's companies for broadcast in Italy. The Italian authorities are investigating allegations that Agrama sold the properties to Berlusconi's companies at inflated prices and then provided un-taxed kickbacks.
Italian authorities requested that the FBI search Agrama's home and offices for documentation of financial transactions related to the Paramount properties.
Agrama is not currently being charged with any crimes in the United States.
Berlusconi, who is Italy's richest man, with assets of approximately US$11 billion, was defeated in elections in April 2006 but remains Italy's longest-serving postwar leader having served as prime minister from 1994 to 1995 (9 months) and again from 2001 to 2006.