Monday, June 1, 2015


POLO, my senior police asset, reported that Gerard Brianti—Michel Pastor’s cousin—received a kickback from every football player contracted to play for Monaco’s team.  

This had come to his attention through a French investigation of an individual named Fabien Pivateau, who had come up against Brianti as a corrupt rival footballers agent—and who was connected to Corsican nationalists.

Next meeting was with a source we had cultivated within Monaco’s football team.  

Without the Prince’s permission, a new football coach had been appointed by the duo running the team—Michel Pastor and his cousin Gerard Brianti—from which Brianti allegedly received an illegal kickback.

Our football spy informed us that Monaco Football Investment (MFI), ostensibly a private company, received government funds; that MFI was in fact a Michel Pastor cover for utilizing government money to support Monaco’s football team—in violation of European football league rules.  

If exposed, this could result in Monaco’s expulsion from the league.  

According to our spy, the Prince approved this orally, to finance minister Franck Biancheri, and this serious breach of league rules was being covered up by three persons:  Pastor, Brianti, and Biancheri.  (I immediately suspected that Biancheri had feigned the Prince’s “oral approval,” the same way he allegedly took three million euros from Adnan Houdrouge in exchange for permission to invest in Monaco's football team, money supposedly destined for the Prince.)

HSBC in Monaco, which had loaned money to MFI, said our spy, also loaned three and a half million euros to Brianti personally “based on nothing” i.e. no collateral.  And Brianti had just purchased a new boat, from Chantal in San Lorenzo, Italy, for three-to-four million euros, of which he paid 25 percent in cash, allegedly from football kickbacks.

The in-house accountant from ASM, Monaco’s football team was brought to M-Base because he did not know where else to turn.  

He provided me with documents that detailed financial irregularities and suspicious payments, including payments to Swiss accounts, which was illegal.  

It was also illegal for Gerard Brianti to commingle funds from ASM with Ageprim, his own company, yet these documents confirmed this is what Brianti had done and continued to do.  

This accountant told me he’d already made the Prince aware of the illegality of these transactions.  

He could not understand why the Prince, with such documentary evidence, had taken no action.

Alas, Albert was too busy playing volleyball.

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