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Schreiber gets eight years

Arms lobbyist convicted of tax evasion in his native Germany


 

Karlheinz Schreiber, the lobbyist who’s shady dealings with former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney led to a public inquiry, has been sentenced to eight years in a German prison for a $10 million tax evasion scheme. The crime occurred in the 1990s when Schreiber failed to declare the commissions he received for the sale of tanks to Saudi Arabia by his company, International Aircraft leasing. The trial, in which Schrieber continuously insisted he didn’t own IAL, was only able to take place after the businessman lost a 10-year battle against extradition from Canada. Schreiber was also originally charged with bribing a former German chancellor and of being an accessory to breach of trust and fraud, but those crimes weren’t pursued at the trial because of the statute of limitations and the wording of the extradition order. Meanwhile, in Canada, judge Jeffrey Oliphant is expected this month to release a report on the Mulroney-Schreiber scandal, in which Mulroney claims he legally accepted $225,000 from the lobbyist to help him sell peacekeeping vehicles to the UN. Schreiber claims the deal was far less legal, amounted to $300,000 and resulted in Mulroney lobbying Canadian officials.

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Schreiber gets eight years

  1. What has been ignored by the media throughout the Schreiber-Mulroney Affair is that Karlheinz Schreiber was originally sent to Canada by German multi-national corporations to influence the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party. The goal was to supplant Joe Clark with Brian Mulroney.

    As we know this was successful. What we do not know is why this aspect of the affair has never been investigated. A foreign nation determining who will be the government leader in Canada. Listen to Peter Eigen (http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_eigen_how_to_expose_the_corrupt.html) on corruption and german corporate involvement in it.

    • Actually he was sent to Canada to sell speciallised asphalt for marking roads.

  2. It's over! Perhaps now CBC's Golden Boy – Harvey Cashore can get a real job, as his life's work has been exclusively on this file.

  3. I think the point of the story is never trust men who are trying to sell weapons; they are indeed the scum, parasite of the earth

  4. This shows how naturalized Canadians are expendables when it comes to dealing with political scum like Mulroney, regardless of Schreiber guilt we had the government spending millions in enquires that are anything but a circus and this man keeps laughing in our faces, and this does not ends in Mulroney it goes all the way to the judge who sent Schreiber back, the PM and his entourage of mediocrity

  5. I'm sorry did i miss the slap on the wrist for Mulroney.

  6. The Oliphant report is due May 31st. Should be interesting. I wonder if Harper will redact anything? (almost kidding there.)

  7. I believe that to date, Mulroney has only received a $2.1 million award for libel resulting from his dealing. Let's hope that the current inquiry gets to the bottom of things. I hope it gets enough evidence to nail Mulroney–although the statute of limitations is likely expired so it would just allow us to remove the "right honorable" prior to the name of someone who has shady ethics.

  8. damn it, he should have gone long ago. how much u wanna bet he will die before he makes one month.

    • I don't know; I would give him at least a month and a half before he croaks

    • $500 bucks – He'll live forever!

  9. THERE ARE SO MANY CORRUPTS IN CANADA!!! BLOGGERS PLEASE STEP UP YOUR GAME!!! WE CAN NOT TRUST THE "JOURNALISTS" ANYMORE. LET THIS DECADE BE OF FULL TRANSPERANCY, AND ANTI CORRUPTION.

    • weirdo.

  10. And what of Mr. Mulroney accepting brown envelopes,….bringing the cash over the border illegally,…and not declaring it as income to CCRA ,…for over 6 years? PAY ATTENTION TAX PAYERS. What is good for Mulroney,…..MUST be OK for the rest of us. NO??????

  11. no worse than the liberal bag men who dealt in brown paper bags full of money, but then the liberal party didnt know did they.

  12. What has been ignored by the media throughout the Schreiber-Mulroney Affair is that Karlheinz Schreiber was originally sent to Canada by German multi-national corporations to influence the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party. The goal was to supplant Joe Clark with Brian Mulroney.

    As we know this was successful. What we do not know is why this aspect of the affair has never been investigated. A foreign nation determining who will be the government leader in Canada. Listen to Peter Eigen (http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_eigen_how_to_expose_the_corrupt.html) on corruption and german corporate involvement in it.

  13. Who cares a rats ass.

  14. Darn. The pasta factory was soooo close to opening up, too…

  15. Take a look a the new definition of corrupt… politicians, bankers, ministers, lawyers, brokers, real estate agents, your mother in law. Quit pointing fingers and start standing up for what you think is right. People used to do that and it worked! In this day and age… NOT,

    Get a rope and hang all of the above and you will see change. No other way!

  16. Take a look a the new definition of corrupt… politicians, bankers, ministers, lawyers, brokers, real estate agents, your mother in law. Quit pointing fingers and start standing up for what you think is right. People used to do that and it worked! In this day and age… NOT,

    Get a rope and hang all of the above and you will see change. No other way!

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