The following is a translation from the Newspaper
"La Meuse", Oct 22 1998, page 14.
"La Meuse" is a popular french-speaking Belgian
newspaper. It was the first to reveal the scandal of misappropriated
funds from the European Commission.
by Jean Nicolas
European money for a Japanese sect ?
"Sukyo Mahikari sect has been
related by some fellow newspapers (namely the Republican Lorrain,
France) to the Aum sect, whose leader, Asahara, had ordered the
gas attack of the Tokyo subway in 1995"
A question by a European MP "This is the last straw!"
Has some European money come into the accounts of a
Japanese sect ?
An MP is clearly asking the question.
The scandal of frauds around the ECHO and the European
Commission is getting more clamorous now. Millions (of Belgian
francs) coming from the Union would have been given to the Japanese
sect Sukyo Mahikari*, qualified as being extremely dangerous.
The leader for Europe and Africa of this sect, the
count Gaston of Ansembourg, would also have benefited from external
contracts from the Commission (...). "If funds aimed at
helping distressed people are financing sects which are known
all over the world for their fanaticism and despise for humanity,
then this is the last straw".
This is a part of the text written by the Luxembourg
European MP Viviane Reding to the European Commission.
"Last Monday, Mrs Malou Krips, living in Paris, was heard
as a witness in the affair of the misappropriated hundred millions
coming for the European Commission to the benefit of humanitarian
associations. She was also heard by the police in Luxembourg
about her relationship with a company, Perrylux.
A hearing that the investigators tried to keep secret but,
according to our information, was about three off-shore companies
from the Perry group (Software-System, Acadian and Parkington
located in Ireland)".
The infamous sect is involved said the MP.
"There is a concrete relationship between the off-shore
companies, the sect and the Commission. Mrs Krips, who managed
these companies, is a member of the Mahikari sect and is accused
by Claude Perry to have transferred several millions (of Belgian
francs) from his accounts to those of the Japanese sect".
Provider of "submarines"
The count Gaston d'Ansemburg, quoted by the MP, begins
to bring the interest of the investigators in Luxembourg upon
his person because he plays a role in this triangular relationship.
Indeed, in parallel with his estate business, the count is managing
the Mahikari sect the seat of which is located in his castle
situated in the little town of Tuntange in Luxembourg.
The count's castle has been recently restored with
European funds. According to documents we have in our possession,
the count, via his company, Watinsart, played a role as provider
of "submarines" (That's how the European press calls
fictive engaged people with often forged invoices) for the Commission,
managing eleven people paid by the misappropriated budget of
100 million for the humanitarian aid. These eleven "civil
servants", temporary people who had exceeded their quota,
were no longer entitled to work for the Commission.
So they were fictive enrolled as living in a building
of the Biplan street in Brussels, a building rented by the count.
In reality, these eleven persons were working in the premises
of the Commission, but were paid by a company of the count, via
two off-shore companies who then got the wages re-paid by Perrylux.
Of course, all these companies got their margins. So
we can imagine the cost of the clever management of the European
Commission to employ personnel by devious means !
Now it is up to prosecutor's office in Luxembourg to
authorize the committing magistrate Jeannot Nies to investigate
in Ireland and especially in this sect which is commonly present
in Luxembourg, and in the European quarter of the Kirchberg,
not very far from the Perrylux building.
The prosecutor's office in Luxembourg is well aware
that this financial "arrangement" via numerous companies
and ramifications has a precise goal they are impatient to discover.They
expect to come over some "surprises", some about the
"occult" funding of a sect, others which would involve
a big party from Southern Europe.
*The main goal of the sect is "to achieve a new civilization
by the true light". In 1982, the sect set up in Brussels.
In 1987, they bought the castle of Ansembourg, in Luxembourg.
They are also active in the region of Verviers.
A translation of three reports from the News Paper
- 'LE SOIR',
October 27 1998
Sects are infiltrating the European apparatus
by Andre Riche et Mar Vandermeir
Funding, public promotion, administrative co-operation
: the Union, such as other institutions, gets sometimes deceived
Where will the affairs of frauds surging at the European
Commission lead us?
The investigations of the Justice in Luxemburg about the Echo
affair are well on their way and the Commission is getting increasingly
worried as there are new revelations about misappropriated aids
to Eastern countries of hundreds of millions of Belgian francs.
The flood came from Echo, 'the humanitarian office
of the European community' where some fraudulent contracts with
the Luxemburg consultant Perrylux have been revealed. The case
has been submitted to the prosecutor's office in Luxemburg.
A Marie-Louise Krips worked in Perrylux. She was in
charge of the financial management and the creation of Perrylux's
branchs and off-shore companies in Ireland. Mrs Krips is also
an eminent member of the Japanese sect Sukyo Mahikari in which
she was also in charge of financial tasks.
A funded castle
The branchs of Perrylux, namely Harco, was used to
provide the Commission in Brussels with external personnel and
the off-shore companies were used to convey the wages through
Ireland to evade tax. Perry's turnover with the Commission exceeded
200 millions Bef per year, according to his manager, Claude Perry.
But higher figures were also mentioned.
Quite disturbing : Harco rented premises to the Wartinsart
company, owned by the count of Ansemburg, who is nothing else
than the president of the Mahikari sect for Europe. He would
have managed a pool of these external workers to the Commission.
The affair is even more embarrassing as many current civil servants
of the Commission first followed the Perrylux line before being
Still more surprising : one of the count's castles,
in Ansemburg, has become the European centre of the sect. The
count sold his castle in 1987. And the restoration of the garden
of this castle was directly funded by the Commission in 1993,
in the framework of the heritage preservation policy : 60.000
Ecu, 2,4 millions of our francs. The use of theses funds has
never been controlled. No company has been asked to do the job,
according to the Luxemburg government. Only the members of the
sect have restored the place for free, and even sometimes paid
it out of their own pocket.
The relationship between the European institutions
and the sects is even deeper. As it has been noticed in other
international institutions, we can fear a real infiltration.
'This is not illegal'
The unit fighting against fraud of the Commission (Uclaf)
is worried about it. "You will find members of sects if
you take a closer look at the European servants. But it is not
illegal : that's all the problem" Indeed, we took a closer
look within the administration of the Parliament and the Commission,
and we found members of Sukyo Mahikari and transcendental Meditation
(which, under innocuous appearances of search for relaxation,
is advocating to set up a kind of global government).
The Rosicrucians are also represented. A poster inviting
to a conference of this sect was affixed on the information panels
of the European Parliament in Luxemburg, late June and got the
official stamp of the administrative information office of the
Parliament. The same case was noticed with a poster for the New
Acropol sect which shows a clear neonazi ideology. Some representatives
of the sects within the institutions are really making a recruitment
As far as the Scientology Church is concerned, this
sect tried three times to organise conferences in the premises
of the European Parliament mistrusting some MP's and without
revealing of course their real identity. The organisors have
been discovered at the last minute and the meetings were cancelled.
It is surprising that, in front of this situation,
the European Parliament, in a 1997 report which was very debated
and finally very weakened, states that "for now, nothing
imposes nor justifies the setting up of a European policy against
A garden that has nothing of an Eden
"I entered the sect in 1986. I had health problems
and my aunt, I didn't know she was a member, introduced me."
Christiane Jacob has been morally destroyed by the Sukyo Mahikari
sect in which was practiced a medicine by the light, a kind of
imaginary flow the members are exchanging as a sign of love,
doing what looks like a hitlerian salute.
In Japan, the sect is promoting nazi ideas such as
"The Jews deserved the Holocaust", and the young paramilitary
guard does not hesitate to parade publicly. The European facade
looks more presentable and is flooding the Japanese facade with
money. The main point is to gain the highest number of members
and urge them to show their faith doing money donations. "I
gave 125.000 Frs for the restoration of the castle, in addition
to donations from 5.000 to 8.000 frcs I did almost every week
at a particular period", tells Christiane.
Her husband was not cured by the 'light' for serious
heart problems. A surgery was necessary, but the sect did not
agree. He died. Now she has come back to a normal life, ruined,
Christiane Jacob bursts out when we tell her that the park received
European funds. "It is really a shame! I can assure you
that the park was not restored for 2,4 millions. The members
cared for the plantations and maintenance!"
Hung up on the gates, an advertisement proudly indicates
that the park has been chosen as pilot project by the European
Commission in 1993. It is open to the public. Visitors discover
terrace gardens adorned with statutes and some basins and fountains,
some of which are empty and in a bad state. The lawn, if well
maintained, is only meadow grass. In some places, the branches
of old fruit trees, if well cut back, are tearing the space with
their twisted forms. Between two terraces, a balustrade overhangs
a fountain : the painting of the gilts seems to be fresh.
Nice gardens. But it is hard to see the trace of such
a funding. All the more that it seems that these gardens were
already in their current state before 1993. As far as the castle
is concerned, we feel a strong atmosphere of nostalgia and sadness.
A wing is restored, as well as, on the other side of the yard,
three little houses for the personnel. Some 150 millions would
have been swallowed in works, the competent authorities in Luxemburg
say there was no public help. The second part of the castle is
in a very bad state.
Except for the park, 'Private' small panels are warning
the visitor who comes across the yard. This yard where the Japanese
high priestess, Mrs Okada, was welcomed with great pomp in 1992;
Luxemburg officials were present. "On that day", Christiane
remembers, "we could not wear the emblem, nor exchange light.
Suddenly, we should pretend to take no notice, as thought we
had something to hide.
French parties flooded
with Mahikari's money?
Mahikari sect has eight centres (or 'dojos') in France.
Among them, the centre of Nice is one of the most important and
during our investigations we discovered its 1993 and 1994 accountancy.
We can note that the sect received 2,5 millions of
French Francs (15 millions of Belgian francs) from the member
fees in 1993. But not only is the sect receiving money, it also
distributes it, namely to political parties.
So, according to the accountant statement for 1993, the Mahikari
section of Nice gave 100.000 FF to the PS (Socialist Party*);
also 100.000 FF to the town hall of the VIth 'arrondissement'
(kind of district) of Paris, 50.000 FF with the mention 'Nice/Pey'
which seems to indicate the current mayor of Nice, Jacque Peyrat
(RPR, party of the President, Jacques Chirac*) then in the opposition
but who became mayor and member of parliament;
50.000 FF to the UDF (*another right-wing party);
and especially the big amount of 400.000 FF to the Cousteau foundation.
Each time, they are considered as 'donations'.
In 1994, the volume of member fee is highly increasing
: 9.473.130 FF (almost 57 millions of Belgian francs); the volume
of donations is also going up. The PS receives twice the amount
of 1993 : 200.000 FF. 'Nice/Pey' 700.000 FF (more than 4 millions
of our francs!). The Cousteau foundation for its part still receives
400.000 FF. In 1994, almost 30 millions of French Francs also
went to the Luxemburg, but this money is often conveyed to other
Neither the Nice town hall, nor the French PS or Sukyo
Mahikari we contacted yesterday, have denied the information
yet. However, the Cousteau foundation "is absolutely and
firmly denying". It is not to be excluded that the sect
tries to deceive using the buoyant ecological label as other
Belgian weekly "Le Soir Illustré", n°3466,
The Commission has also funded a fascist Japanese
The inquiry about the activities of Perry Lux has many surprises
in store. Indeed, our fellows of Le Soir have discovered an unquestionable
link between Perry Lux and a particularly dangerous and prosperous
Japanese sect with international offshoots : Sukyo Mahikari.
Previously, we read that the Belgian company Harco, with Claude
Perry as chairman, had landed an important contract with ECHO,
the humanitarian office of the European Commission. The contract
consisted in implementing a control on the payments of projects
generated by ECHO. To settle the personnel assumed within the
framework of this contract, Harco had rented a building in Evere,
in the outskirts of Brussels.
A building located rue du Biplan, so the name 'Biplan' was
given to the contract. But this building, Harco rented it to
the Watinsart company, which is owned by the Luxembourg count
Gaston de Marchant et d'Ansembourg who is none other, than the
boss of the Sukyo Mahikari sect for Europe.
Of course, all this could be a mere coincidence, but this
is not the case. Indeed, the accountant and managing director
of Perry Lux, Marie-Louise Krips, is one of the top financial
persons in charge of Sukyo Mahikari for Europe. In 1995, Mrs
Krips had a serious argument with Perry who blamed her for mixing
his business to Mahikari's.
How ? Simply, as it seems, using three off shore companies
of the Perry Group (Parkington Enterprises Ltd, Acadian International
Ltd et Software Systems Ltd) to launder the money from the sect.
We must say that Marie-Louise Krips was in reality the real 'financial
manager' of Perry group whose boss did not get much informed
on the financial and accountant problems. That is likely how
Mrs Krips was able to mix Sukyo Mahikari interests to those of
Perry Lux. She was interviewed about it by the Luxembourg judiciary
police, late October.
As far as the count of Ansembourg is concerned, he also worked
for the European Commission which awarded him several contracts.
In 1993, he also was granted 60,000 ecu (2.4 million Belgian
franks) for the restoration of the park in the Ansembourg castle
(Luxembourg). A castle sold (40 million Belgian franks) in 1987
to the Japanese sect, which made the castle it's European headquarters.
Yet, according to the declaration of a former Belgian member
of Sukyo Mahikari, this park has always been maintained using
free labour by the members of the sect.
Once again, the Commission granted funds without worrying
to what they would be allocated.
: an air view of the Ansembourg castle and one of Keishu Okada
(lien) with this text : "In 1993, the high priestess Okada
of the Sukyo Mahikari sect participated in the Ansembourg castle
to the inaugural ceremony of Mahikari altar for Europe and Africa.
Several Luxembourg VIP were present.
"La Meuse", December 7th 1998
EUROPEAN COMMISSION - D-9 : and the scandal is going
by Jean NICOLAS
Even the European antifraud department had a suspicious company
paid some personnel.
Nine days before a crucial vote for the survival of the European
Commission new "affairs" are putting even more blame
on the European government.
So, even UCLAF, the antifraud department of the Commission that
the latter is trying to maintain against the advise of the Parliament,
benefited from Claude Perry's services.
"Using Claude Perry's services was all correct",
we were told by the office of director P. B. Knudsen.
What would they say otherwise? It is quite embarrassing to have
transferred an antifraud specialist to Perry to assure him "submarine"
In December 1996, Claude Perry, via Perrylux, obtained a contract
Mr Knudsen to assume a computer specialist, a Cart Tanghe, via
his company, for the account of UCLAF. The "submarine"
from UCLAF will deal with "computing investigations to identify
risky factors in the framework of the frauds, and irregularity
discoveries of the "Early warning system" which aims
at avoiding possible frauds, etc." A "warning system"
on which Perry himself will be listed in early 1998!
And the "submarine" of UCLAF was still paid by Perry
in November 1997, while the UCLAF inquirers were still investigating
This person paid by Perrylux collaborated in setting up this
warning system which will become operational in August 1997.
An initiative which can appear at least almost unreasonable and
even quite reckless.
Indeed, either the assumption system of submarines is really
faked and is a true usurpation since the external company is
only getting the commission paid an occult employee with a good
margin at the expenses of the tax payers without any working
Or Claude Perry, via the activity reports of his employee he
was supposed to provide to the Commission for invoicing, was
able to get exclusive information on the antifraud department
which was also investigating against him.
Another case is coming up : the famous "Biplan" cell,
from the name of the street where ten "submarines"
of the Commission were working in number 187.
This quite mysterious cell was supposed to control the activity
of a series of non governmental organisations.
"In reality, these ten civil servants were present to set
Claude Perry's busyness in order" the manager of the project
explains, Baron (sic!) Gaston d'Ansembourg, whose company Watinsart
was managing the contract for Perry during a period of six months,
before Harco took over.
It is the first time this Luxembourg aristocrat agreed to
an interview by a journalist.
"With Watinsart and on the request of Perry, who was unable
to intercede personally, this team of ten civil servants worked
to complete, according to my information, some sixty contracts
of the European Commission which had been attributed to Claud
Perry's companies and were uncompleted", the count states.
In other terms : the European Commission used an external
company who then charged its job and wages to the Commission
via Perry and refunded, on the base of another contract, the
completion of a delayed job. Yet, in theory, the Commission was
not responsible for this delay. "The period of work"
lasted from December 1 1993 to November 30 1994 and cost "only"
Moreover, these ten "submarines" were paid under
the base of false contracts and this was fully known by the persons
in charge at the Commission. The system was very simple : a Belgian
contract, written under the base of a quite low salary, was given
to the tax and social security authorities and a second - occult
- contract, much higher than the declared part, was written to
set up the balance and the amount was paid by one of Perry's
Irish off shore companies, Software System in some cases, Parkington
in others. This affair lays between the hands of the prosecutor's
offices in Luxembourg and Brussels. In the framework of an endless
scandal story involving the Commission at quite a daily rhythm
and staining the European image and ideal.
Second article : "MAHIKARI" The count, Europe, the
sect and the disappeared documents.
The relationships between the count of Ansembourg and the
European Commission were real, but transient. Nothing illegal
in the activities of the count for the Commission and/or Claude
The count was acquainted with Perry, the central character
of several affairs of the Commission, via Mrs Malou Krips, an
authorised representative for Claude Perry, who, before all,
was managing the famous Irish off shore companies and was a member,
such as the count, of the Mahikari sect.
The count of Ansembourg does not deny to be a member of the
sect, to which he sold one of his two castles, in Tuntange (Luxembourg).
The sect, which was - as it was revealed by our newspaper - funded
for works in and around this castle by the Commission for some
2,5 million, set up its head office for Europe in this building.
"But I am not the boss for Europe of Mahikari. I am only
a simple member", the count says.
About the files which, according to the investigators, disappeared
at the Commission, as well as in Perry office, the count is in
possession of the part in which he is involved and the former
manager of the Perry group, Mrs Krips, of another. Any takers