Agliotti got R6.7m from Kebble

2009-11-12 09:07
Johannesburg - Convicted drugster Glenn Agliotti scored at least R6.75m from slain mining magnate Brett Kebble, allegedly for his access to former police chief Jackie Selebi, a KPMG report reveals.

Selebi allegedly saw about R410 000 of that money.

However, the report still does not explain what happened to the remainder of another R19m, which flowed into the Spring Lights account, held by Agliotti's ex-fiancée Dianne Muller's father, Martin Flint.

The KPMG paper trail details financial transactions related to Selebi's corruption trial in the South Gauteng High Court, and raises many questions the court will still be expected to answer.

$1m 'consultancy fee'


Agliotti previously testified that he charged Kebble and his fellow JCI company director John Stratton a $1m "consultancy fee" for access to Selebi.

However, it has never been clear whether the total sum was paid out to Agliotti.

The court heard that Stratton and Kebble asked him to have the "consultancy fee" he charged recorded as a loan agreement.

The KPMG report details that a company affiliated with JCI, Consolidated Mining Management Services (CMMS) made an agreement with Misty Mountain, whose director is Agliotti's ex-wife Vivien.

The agreement between the two entities was signed on 25 February 2004 for a maximum of a R16m loan towards "property development".

The report notes that while no property development related to the loan could be verified - it was discovered that approximately R6.75m, recorded in CCMS's books as emanating from the Misty Mountain loan was later paid into the account of Spring Lights as a consultancy fee for Agliotti.

The report presents "factual findings" into the transactions of two companies called Misty Mountain Trading and Spring Lights 6, as well as details of Selebi's personal accounts and foreign exchange trades.

Selebi accounts


It examines Selebi's cheque account and two credit card accounts for the periods of February 1, 2003 to December 31, 2006.

The report details that a request was made by the Directorate of Special Operations for it to investigate the possibility that Commissioner J Selebi received cash from the Spring Lights bank account.

The report then lists the counter foils of seven cash cheques drawn from Spring Lights for an amount totalling R410 000 which it analysed:
- The first cheque dated 14 June 2004, for the amount of R10 000 was marked in a counterfoil as "CASH JSGA"
- A cheque dated 8 November 2004 for R10 000 was marked in the counterfoil as "CASH COP"
- A cheque for R5 000, dated 18 November 2004, marked as "CASH COP"
- A cheque for R200 000 drawn on 13 December 2004, marked "CASH200 000"
- A cheque for R100000 drawn on 20 December 2004 marked "CASH COP"
- A cheque for R55 000 dated 12 April 2005 marked "GR CHIEF"
- A cheque for R30 000, dated 28 September 2005 marked "CHIEF".

To whom the money from these cheques went has become one of the central questions in the trial.

The report notes: "We received information that Agliotti referred to Selebi as 'chief'.

"We also noted phrases such as 'CASH COP', 'COP' could indicate a slang word for a police official or could refer to Commissioner of Police," reads an extract of the KPMG document.

In terms of Selebi's cheque and credit card accounts, the KPMG document notes that there was a significant decrease in the monthly expenditure from the period of November 2004 to April 2005.

"[In] January 2005 and February 2005, no cheque payments, cheques cashed or cash withdrawals were made from Commissioner J Selebi’s cheque account.

Expenditure

"These two months reflect credit card expenditure of R465 35 and R188 12 respectively."

The first cash that was drawn against Commissioner J Selebi's cheque account since 13 December 2004 occurred on April 1 2005.

Selebi kept an account at Grays, a luxury clothing store in Sandton which Agliotti testified previously they frequented.

According to the KPMG report, Selebi apparently made a number of purchases between October 2004 and September 2005 for amounts ranging from R1 000 on October 29, 2004 to an amount of R56 430 on September 29, 2005.

He made two repayments, including a cash payment of R25 000 on October 16 2005.

"This payment is not reflected in the bank statements of Commissioner J Selebi's cheque and or credit card."

The report alleges that the account still holds an "outstanding balance" of R41 610 owed.

Selebi is facing two counts of corruption and defeating the ends of justice related to payments of at least R1.2m he allegedly received from Agliotti, Kebble and ex-Hyundai boss Billy Rautenbach.

- SAPA
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