Tuesday, May 05, 2009

August 28, 1993

From The Chronicle Herald today:
On Aug. 27, 1993, two months after Mr. Mulroney left office, but while he was still an MP, he met with Mr. Schreiber at Mirabel, where [Mulroney] received $75,000 or $100,000 in cash...

The next day, Mr. Schreiber received a fax from Mr. Doucet, this time asking directly about the Airbus commissions, along with a fax from Air Canada that showed the airline had purchased 34 planes.

"I sincerely hope that this evidence, many times stated before, is emphatically and categorically relayed to F.M." said the fax.

That same day, Mr. Verchere took his own life. Soon after, Mr. Moores called and speculated about Mr. Verchere stealing from Mr. Mulroney.

"Mulroney was poor like hell and needed badly this money," he says. "Then came this meeting at Mirabel. Then came the death of Verchere and Mulroney buys a villa, a huge villa in Westmount for $1.7 million. The rumour is he invested another million into the building. So where comes the money from? This is a joke somehow. If they say they want to clean up, and they don’t follow the money, they will never know what happened."

Fred Doucet is Mulroney's spokesman who set up the meetings between Mulroney and Schreiber where Schreiber gave Mulroney bundles of cash.

Verchere was Mulroney's accountant and tax lawyer and manager of his blind trust while Prime Minister. Verchere is a shady character known for hiding his client's money off-shore. He is almost certainly the Swiss connection - the lawyer who was referred to as taking charge of Mulroney's Swiss bank accounts.

F.M. may be Frank Moores, a Mulroney friend who lobbied for Thyssen and Airbus, and who paid out the bribe money from Schreiber on behalf of those companies.


1 comment:

The Mound of Sound said...

Stevie Cameron has written that the million dollar renovations to Mulroney's post-Ottawa mansions was mainly doled out to contractors "in cash." Fancy that.