NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s brothers Charles and Jean-Claude, who operate behind the scenes in the Liberal Party trying to turn a dollar, were accused of further crimes such as branch stacking and taking bribes on last Monday’s Four Corners (4/7/22) show but the old media have gone into cover-up mode.
A quick internet search shows this is not the first time they have been accused of crimes with Charles being accused in 2014 at the NSW ICAC of money laundering donations for the Liberal Party and Jean-Claude being acquitted of rape by a jury in the NSW District Court in 2017.
I edited the Four Corners program titled “The War Within” which is about Liberal Party infighting and used the part about Charles and Jean-Claude Perrottet and added my commentary in the video below:
The Four Corners show turned out to be perfect timing as I published an article a few days before (29/6/22) titled “NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and his puppet master, Michael Photios, the lobbyist who controls the NSW government”. (Click here to read the article)
Charles Perrottet and the ICAC allegations of money laundering for the Liberal Party’s slush fund
In 2014 it was reported:
A New South Wales Liberal MP has denied putting a property developer in touch with the alleged Liberal party slush fund at the centre of a corruption inquiry.
In a brief but colourful appearance at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), upper house MP Marie Ficarra referred to her miniature schnauzer’s medical problems, a trip to the Cumberland state forest to buy a particular plant and, eventually, the matters at hand. Ficarra insisted she told property developer Tony Merhi in a March 2011 meeting that as a property developer, he was banned from donating to the party.
She directed one of his non-prohibited friends to give money to the Young Liberals instead, she said. “He had plenty of friends who wanted to see the Liberal party win… It wasn’t anything sinister at all,” Ficarra said.
Ficarra told the commission the meeting was held at a cafe in the Cumberland state forest because there was a garden nursery nearby. “I had to buy westringias,” she said.
Earlier, Merhi had told the inquiry he had spoken to Ficarra about potential amendments to planning laws that could affect his business. He said Ficarra had told him he might need a lobbyist, and mentioned a company called Eightbyfive.
Shortly after, a man called with the bank details for Eightbyfive, Merhi said. Records show a $5,000 donation was made by Merhi to the company in the following days.
The commission is investigating allegations that Eightbyfive was a slush fund set up by a former Chris Hartcher staffer, Tim Koelma, to funnel illegal donations to the Liberal party. Donations from property developers have been banned in NSW since 2009.
Ficarra stepped down from the party earlier this month after the corruption claims emerged.
On Thursday, Ficarra said that after the meeting with Merhi, she had called a member of the Young Liberals, Charles Perrottet, to put him in touch with the property developer.
Later that day, she said Merhi called with the account number Perrottet had passed on. “He had [been given] a strange account name,” she said. “I didn’t write it down, I can’t recall it, but it sounded a very weird account name. It wasn’t like it was a suburb or a branch.”
Getting “progressively angry”, Ficarra said she called Perrottet and asked him to “sort it out”. “[Perrottet] kept assuring me that the numbers he had given me were legitimate Liberal party accounts.”
Perrottet has denied ever speaking to Merhi or passing onto him any account details. (Click here to read more)
Where there is smoke there is fire and the evidence points to Charles being the bagman for the Perrottet Crime Family. Charles wasn’t just exposed by Four Corners, he has a history of being exposed at ICAC by one of his own, former Liberal MP Marie Ficarra.
If you add the handiwork of Dominic, Charles and Jean-Claude together you quickly realise they should not be in politics at all and the public have a right to know who and what they are before the next NSW state election which is scheduled for the 25th of March 2023.
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