Brendan Hughes, Susan Thompson
HOURS of secret-taped recordings could expose how a £7 million offshore fund was set up last year as a pay-off allegedly earmarked for a Northern Ireland politician. The Irish News can reveal that 30 hours of conversations between some of the key players implicated in the alleged scandal were recorded over a period of several months. The recordings, made ahead of US capital management firm Cerberus buying the Northern Ireland loans portfolio held by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) for £1.3 billion, are currently held by a legal firm in Belfast...

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