Karlheinz Schreiber talks to the fifth estate
For the first time dealmaker Karlheinz Schreiber sits down in front of television cameras to answer questions about his secretive past and about his relationship with former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Schreiber goes on the record to tell Linden MacIntyre about the $300,000 the former Prime Minister received from him, where that money came from and the fallout, both public and private, that ensued from it.
The program illustrates why their relationship was so controversial and why numerous questions about it have remained unanswered until now. Watch this story online. (43:00)
The cash payments Brian Mulroney received from Schreiber in 1993 and 1994 came from a bank account in Zurich with the code-name BRITAN.
Schreiber confirmed the money came from the BRITAN account in an interview with fifth estate reporter Linden MacIntyre.There have been a number of different explanations given for the payments, made in 1993 and 1994 in hotels in Montreal and New York.
It appears the operation was designed to entrap him into committing crimes in Canada.
on April 17, 1996
The former Prime Minister was asked about his relationship with the German Canadian businessman shortly after he left office.
INSIDE: FOLLOWING THE MONEYSee how money went from both Airbus Industrie and Thyssen Industries into a coded account called FRANKFURT - and then to the BRITAN account.
See FOLLOWING THE MONEY: Page 5
INSIDE: WHAT WAS SCHMIERGELDER?Schmiergelder was the official name under German tax law permitting middlemen to deduct from their incomes bribes to foreigners to secure the sale of German products.
See WHAT WAS SCHMIERGELDER?: Page 6
INSIDE: MAN BEHIND THE LEAKWho was the person who leaked the contents of the letter Canadian authorities sent to Swiss authorities naming Brian Mulroney as part of a fraud and kickback investigation?
See MAN BEHIND THE LEAK: Page 7