London - (Ass Mess): Lord Levy received up to £25 million from dodgy Saudi arms dealing princelet Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz it was confirmed today.
The money was transferred in 1998 via Riggs Bank accounts in Vaduz, Liechtenstein and Georgetown, Grand Cayman just as soon as Bandar took delivery in 1998 of his flying cocaine palace Airbus 340, a 'gift' from the Ministry of Defence and part of the £1.2 billion slush fund that doshed up Bandar in the £40 billion Al-Yammamah arms-for-oil deal.
Levy's money was wired initially from Washington accounts held by the Saudi Embasy and then on to Swiss accounts belonging to Bandar.
Levy was soon promoted after the 1997 General Election Labour win from his role as blind trust portfolio bagman to UK Prime Monster Tony Blair to Blair's personal Middle East envoy.
The 2002 'dodgy dossier' has been hailed by the UK Serious Fraud Office as a work of art commissioned and executed by Levy after 'intelligence' (sic) supplied by Bandar from his pals in the Saudi Interior Ministry and in the Kuwait Royal Family.
Levy was unavailable for comment today mostly because of prior committments such as having to report to the police as part of his arrest and police bail conditions in the cash-for-peerages scam.
Selling honors on Blair's instructions to former organised crime cartel bosses linked to Bandar was just one of his duties.
Donors who were Bandar supporters mostly had previous IRA terror activity criminal records which had been successfully erased by MI5 hatchetwoman Stela Rimington on Margharet Thatcher's orders.
Yesterday UK Attorney General Lord Goldsmith was forced to concede that facts were withheld from the OECD international anti-corruption watchdog about Lord Levy's payments from Bandar.
Speaking on national TV Goldsmith repeated Blair's weasel words that it was a matter of "national security" to halt the Serious Fraud Office investigation into the £1.2 billion Bandar slush fund because Bandar was now Saudi Arabia's terrorism and Security chief.
He also confirmed that Bandar would cease 'helpful co-operation' in the Whore Against Terra if any of this ever got into the public domain.
This week the US has confirmed that despite the abortive UK SFO probe the CIA would be launching its own investigation into Prince Bandar's handouts.
Lord Levy is apoplectic.