A $75-million commission
The document published here is from the Banque de la Méditerranée and which shows an account opened with the bank by Takieddine was credited with $75 million on April 3rd 1997. The sum was part of the $130 million paid to Takieddine in commissions from the sale of French frigates to Saudi Arabia and submarines to Pakistan (see the background to this story, including a video report, here here, and the Karachi Affair section on FrenchLeaks (insérer lien vers la page Karachi en anglais sur FrenchLeaks) . The sum allowed Takieddine to begin a significant investment in property as of 1998.
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