Robinson was in line for part of a corrupt £7m NAMA deal fee, claims Bryson

Peter Robinson at Stormont on Monday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Peter Robinson at Stormont on Monday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Northern Ireland’s First Minister was one of five people in line for a £7 million corrupt fee as part of the sale of NAMA’s multi-billion pound NAMA loan book to US vulture fund Cerberus, it has been alleged.

Loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson, who has been leaked information about the deal from an unknown source, made the allegation about Peter Robinson at a Stormont committee hearing from which the DUP repeatedly attempted to have the public excluded.

Mr Robinson has already denied that he or his family stood to benefit from the largest property deal in Irish history.

Mr Bryson alleged that four others were to share the £7 million fee transferred to an off-shore Isle of Man bank account by Ian Coulter, the former managing partner of Tughans, one of the Province’s biggest law firms.

Mr Bryson alleged that the four others were Mr Coulter himself, former NAMA adviser and well-connected businessman Frank Cushnahan, developer Andrew Creighton and accountant David Watters.