One sometimes wonders about who drafts reports such as these. Certainly Schreiber did give Mulroney the 300 thousand but for what purpose may be moot. The fifth estate verified that money was paid. This is all tied up with the Airbus Scandal. The RCMP were investigation Mulroney but somehow this was leaked out and Mulroney sued and managed to make 2 million in an out of court settlement. Mulroney always seemed to me guilty of shady dealings with Schreiber but of course both are part of the elite. Schreiber is wanted in Germany on various charges but Mulroney is comfortably retired in Canada. See the Airbus Affair.
Court orders Mulroney to pay $470,000 to Schreiber
Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2007 | 12:16 AM ET
An Ontario court has ordered Brian Mulroney to pay $470,000 to German-Canadian businessman Karlheinz Schreiber, who sued the former prime minister, alleging he didn't follow through on his business commitments.
The judgment was made automatically by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice after Mulroney failed to respond to the lawsuit.
Karlheinz Schreiber, seen in 2004, sued Brian Mulroney for $300,000 to recoup payments he says he made to the former prime minister.
(Aaron Harris/Canadian Press) The former prime minister's lawyers didn't file a defence because they believe the case should be argued in Quebec.
"The first I heard of it was when you notified me of it, and we're going to take immediate steps to have that judgment set aside," Mulroney's lawyer Kenneth Prehogan told the Canadian Press on Thursday.
"Mr. Mulroney has challenged the Ontario court's jurisdiction because the case has nothing to do with the province of Ontario."
Schreiber alleged that after the former prime minister retired from politics in 1993, he agreed to help Schreiber build a production facility for light armoured vehicles in Quebec, with a head office in Ottawa, and a pasta business in Ontario.
The lawsuit, filed in Ontario Superior Court, alleged Mulroney reneged on that agreement.
Schreiber alleged he gave Mulroney $300,000 in cash in 1993 and 1994 as an advance, but that he never received the services he paid for, according to a statement of claim.
The statement of claim alleges that Schreiber attempted, on numerous occasions, to outline what Mulroney owed him, "demanding the services to be performed by the defendant."
Schreiber allegedly made various attempts to collect his advance but Mulroney refused to pay back the money, the document claims.
Schreiber, who lives in Toronto and Ottawa, is currently fighting extradition to Germany on charges of bribery, fraud and tax evasion.
With files from the Canadian Press