THE Cash Payments
|MULRONEY GETS PAID
In 1993 and 1994, Mulroney received three cash payments totaling $300,000 from Karlheinz Schreiber.
In 2006, the fifth estate interviewed Karlheinz Schreiber. He talks about what he believed Mulroney did for the $300,000 cash payments.
|THE BRITAN ACCOUNT
The banking document showing cash withdrawals totaling $300,000 from an account, code named, "Britan".
In his most recent interview with the fifth estate, in 2007, Giorgio Pelossi talks about how he unleashed a whirlwind that would sweep up both Frank Moores and eventually Brian Mulroney.
On June 23rd, 1993, two days before Brian Mulroney officially stepped down as Prime Minister a former Mulroney advisor, now a lobbyist named Fred Doucet, had arranged a meeting at the PM's summer residence north of Ottawa. A limousine picked up a mutual friend of theirs in the city that afternoon. German-Canadian businessman Karlheinz Schreiber is to meet Mulroney at Harrington Lake.
According to Schreiber, he was informed that Mulroney has a pressing need for money. A mutually beneficial understanding is considered and Schreiber was happy to help. Thirty-three days later he flew to Switzerland, visited his bank in Zurich and opened up a secret bank account, code named Britan. There he deposited $500,000 of the secret commissions he received from European companies, including Airbus.
In 1993 and 1994 Schreiber met with Mulroney three more times in hotels in Montreal and New York, delivering cash payments totaling three hundred thousand dollars. But as Mulroney was receiving the final payment, there was a little problem overseas. Awkward inquiries were being made. It seems that Schreiber's partner, the Lugano based accountant named Giorgio Pelossi, had done the unthinkable - he had gone to the police. And soon he'd be in the media in Germany and Canada.