Saturday, July 4, 2015

4/7/15: Another Nama Story That Won't Go Away...


While everyone is obsessed with Greece, our little island is quietly slipping into yet another Nama-linked scandal. Here we go - some links on that, without a comment by me (for legal reasons, of course):
  1. "Nama property sale: Mick Wallace claims Belfast firm had £7m in bank after deal"  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-33372786
  2. "Secret tapes stored on £7m Nama deal"  http://www.irishnews.com/news/2015/07/04/news/secret-tapes-stored-on-7m-nama-deal-162532/
  3. "Nama adviser had concerns over property sale 'wall of silence'" http://www.irishnews.com/news/2015/07/04/news/nama-adviser-had-concerns-over-property-sale-wall-of-silence--162165/
  4. "Ian Coulter named over disputed fees linked to Nama sale" http://www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/ian-coulter-named-over-disputed-fees-linked-to-nama-sale-1.2273084
  5. "Mick Wallace’s claims prompts calls for thorough PSNI inquiry" http://www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/mick-wallace-s-claims-prompts-calls-for-thorough-psni-inquiry-1.2272788
  6. "Profile: Who are Nama NI appointees named by Wallace?" http://www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/profile-who-are-nama-ni-appointees-named-by-wallace-1.2272609
  7. "Northern venture controversial from the outset: Nama's activity in the North has been plagued by questions" http://www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/northern-venture-controversial-from-the-outset-1.2273900
  8. "Cerberus denies improper payments or fees linked to Nama deal: Private equity firm ‘deeply troubled’ over allegations made in Dáil by Mick Wallace" http://www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/cerberus-denies-improper-payments-or-fees-linked-to-nama-deal-1.2273101
  9. 2006 report on the Cerberus links to a senior US politician: "The congressman & the hedge fund" http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-01-19-cerberus-cover_x.htm
  10. And while some of Irish mainstream media is talking about Mick Wallace facing a 'grilling' in the Northern Ireland (e.g. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/wallace-to-face-grilling-in-north-over-nama-claim-31351195.html), much of the Northern Irish media is talking about investigating his claims: http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/psni-urged-probe-claims-belfast-9578876. Which is sort of a big difference in interpreting what is happening: grilling someone suggests they are the wrong-doer, investigating someone's claims suggests looking into the wrongdoing alleged by someone. Get the 'angle'? Back to no comment promise...


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