Inside The Scandal

A mix of politics and cash...

--THE ARMS DEALER: Karlheinz Schreiber, shown at right, is fighting extradition from Canada to Germany. He has given millions of dollars to senior officials of the C.D.U.

--THE OFFICIAL: Ludwig-Holger Pfahls, former head of the counterespionage service, vanished after allegedly taking kickbacks

--THE TREASURER: Walther Leisler Kiep's confession that money was placed in secret bank accounts led to the current scandal

--THE BUSINESSMAN: Frenchman Andre Guelfi, 80, nicknamed Dede the Sardine, said he gave C.D.U. officials nearly $40 million to help win a contract

...has trashed the C.D.U....

--THE SUCCESSOR: Wolfgang Schauble has admitted...

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