Béliveau said he received between $75,000 and $100,000 cash in an envelope in $20 and $100 bills.So I took ten new fives and stacked them. Call it a 1/16 of an inch. $200 in twenties. An inch of twenties would be $3200.00. So government counsel has it right: 100K would be about a yard of twenties.
But government lawyer Sylvain Lussier challenged Béliveau's story on Friday, saying that if Corriveau had shown up with $100,000 in $20 bills, it would have been far too big a stack to fit in an envelope and would have needed a briefcase.
It would only fit in an envelope if it was all in $100 bills, he said.
Showing a briefcase and an envelope, both stuffed with photocopies of $20 bills, he asked Béliveau to make an effort to remember how the money was carried.
Béliveau replied: "It was an envelope, but one that was pretty thick."
Of course, if it were hundreds it is $16,000.00 to the inch and more than plausible if we allow an 9x12 envelope...But what about the change? Where are the forensic accountants?
We have to get this cleared up.