REINER FUELLMICH of the ‘Corona Investigative Committee’ Accused of Stealing $1.3 Million by Co-Founder
Corona Investigative Committee co-founder Reiner Fuellmich has been accused by fellow co-founder Viviane Fischer of embezzling $1.3 million from the organization’s coffers, fueling theories the committee has been “controlled opposition” since its establishment more than two years ago.
Since late 2020 German attorneys Reiner Fuellmich and Viviane Fischer have coordinated and conducted what they and their associates have referred to as a “Corona Investigative Committee.” The committee, which has counted other experts like internist Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, and Professor Dr. Martin Schwab at Bielefeld University amongst its members, has racked up more than 100 interviews with experts in fields ranging from medicine to law to sociology, and served as a rallying point for those on the “Team Reality” side of the COVID-19 debate. Now, in a turn of events that is sure to sour the committee in many (if not most) people’s minds, Fischer has accused Fuellmich of stealing €1.35 million, or about $1.3 million, from the committee’s coffers. Fuellmich, however, claims he’s done no such thing.
In the 10-minute-long video immediately below Fischer, a Berlin-based lawyer who’s worked as in-house counsel for banks and venture firms (according to her website), claims that Fuellmich has, in effect, embezzled money from the committee’s funds—generated by citizen donors—by paying off his own law firm on a monthly basis, as well as putting more than $672,000 of the money into his own house in Germany.
The agreement of the committee’s funds management scheme “very clearly laid out that none of [its members] may accept benefits and nobody must be compensated for services unduly,” Fischer says in her proclamation/accusation, adding that “it was also agreed that all assets [belonging to the committee] were bound, which means in case the committee dissolves, or a member leaves, there [would be] no payment for the members.” It has “come to light” now, however—according to Fischer—that “Reiner has been issuing invoices for his law firm” to the tune of €29,750 ($28,582), including a value-added tax (VAT), per month. Amounting to, approximately, €650,000-660,000 (or, about $625,000) in total.
Fischer claims that Fuellmich and the committee’s accountant (whom she refers to as a “buddy” of Fuellmich’s), signed off on the expenditures, with the reason being it was required for the “handling of emails.” Fischer claims, however, that Reiner has not been “curating” the committee’s email account, and that “it is hardly conceivable that services to such an extent have indeed been rendered.” She adds that “it is to be feared that some of the money was for himself or that there might have [been] undue payment for [other] people involved.”
On the contrary, Fischer claims that “a friend of hers” has been handling the committee’s email account for €800 ($768) a month.
Along with the $625,000, Fischer also says that Fuellmich has taken €700,000 ($672,000) out of the committee’s coffers, “which should have been ready to be used at any moment,” and “invested [it] in his house.” When she heard about this, Fischer says she was “really shocked.” Consequently, Fischer says she requested that a security be provided to the committee so that it could have an “executable claim on that property.”
Fischer says that Reiner is indeed now selling his house in Germany, but hasn’t been doing so in a timely manner. The Berlin-based attorney claims “no progress has been made” with the home sale, and that Reiner has become “very defensive.” The sale, according to Fischer, was supposed to take place at the end of August, but is now “supposed to take place mid-October,” although she has “no idea if that is going to happen.”
“It is unclear whether [that] money can get repaid to [the committee]” despite “frequent requests” Fischer says. She adds that she thought she’d “never have dreamt [she] would have to expose these kinds of things” and ends her message with a plea: “Reiner, I ask you once again to do your part and let the committee continue to work with the funds which the people have afforded us.”
In response to Fischer’s claims Fuellmich has taken part in at least two interviews (that I was able to find, as of this writing), painting the story in a “slightly different light.”
In the video immediately below Fischer’s at top Fuellmich tells Roger Bittell that Fischer’s claims are a “tendentious distortion” of what’s really happened and “pure destructiveness.” Indeed, Fuellmich says that Fischer is behaving like a “little girl” and “probably [has] a mental disorder.”
Firstly, according to Fuellmich, he says Fischer shouldn’t have made her video calling out himself publicly. He tells Bittell that she should’ve at least informed him before she made and released the plea video; especially because it could make the committee look like it is “controlled opposition on the move.” (Many people have already pegged the Corona Investigative Committee as being “controlled opposition”—or a group of people that appears to be friendly to a cause, but is, in fact, working against it. More on this toward bottom.)
Fuellmich pulls few punches as he confronts Fischer’s claims, noting “[his] main problem with Viviane from the beginning was that she is a total slob [and] that she is not capable to speak in a structured way, to act in a structured way… .” The attorney—whose law firm specializes “in the field of consumer protection and has litigation experience in banking, stock exchange and capital investment law that is probably unique in Germany”—adds that “although she appears as a little girl with her carefully groomed curl and the puff sleeves” Fischer is so incompetent that it makes him “boil with rage.”
More to the point, Fuellmich says Fischer has always been privy to the committee’s finances—including what’s been done with the money in its coffers. Fuellmich even says Fischer has been literally signing off on annual financial statements (including at the end of 2020 and the end of 2021) that have shown where the money’s gone. Fuellmich, likewise, seems to contest the exact amount of money his law firm has been charging the committee, telling Bittell that there has been a lump sum charge of €23,500 (about $22,600) plus travel expenses and a €1,500 ($1,442) for the VAT. (It’s not exactly clear from the translation if Fuellmich means this amount was charged per month, although it seems it was only a one-time charge.)
Furthermore, since late 2021, Fuellmich says that Fischer has been able to see the committee’s expenditures on a monthly basis. “Tell me, Vivianne… you’ve seen what’s been going on for nine months now,” Fuellmich says rhetorically, “You signed the financial statements. What do you [think] of that?”
Regarding the €700,000, Fuellmich says he did indeed take it out of the committee’s coffers and put it into his house in Germany. The attorney claims he did this in order to protect the funds from authorities potentially seizing them from the committee’s bank account—something he says would’ve been quite possible after seeing what has happened to other bank accounts belonging to dissidents—as well as a way to hedge against inflation.
“I parked the money in [my] property with me,” Fuellmich tells Bittell. It was “always safely stashed with me” he adds. This is the case, Fuellmich says, because the value of his home is “well above” €700,000, and he could’ve always sold his home—or taken out a loan against it—if the committee needed the cash.
As for why Fuellmich’s decided to sell his house at this point? He says that Fischer is wrong in assuming he wants to flee to America with the embezzled money; instead, he says, the reason is threefold: One: because if the doctors the committee has been interviewing are correct, then a lot of people are going to die, leaving behind a buyers’ market that will devalue his property. Two: because he and his wife are worried that big interest rate hikes from central banks will cause a housing price deflation because nobody will be able to afford to own homes, and Three: because the government will force banks to repurchase mortgages, again devaluing properties.
Fuellmich also claims that Fischer herself has taken €100,000 out of the committee’s coffers, and, as of his interview with Bittell, only paid back €70,000 of it. Fuellmich says, however, that Fischer wants to publish a book documenting the Corona Investigative Committee saga, and says she’ll need the €70,000 to do so. (Fuellmich also says he “doesn’t blame [Fischer]” for taking the €100,000, as it was compensation for her work and she “needed [it] to live.”)
Apparently a portion of the committee’s coffers was also translated into real gold—again, as a preemptive move to protect the money against government seizure, as well as a hedge against inflation. Fuellmich mentions the gold as a way of highlighting, in his opinion, how erratic Fischer’s behavior has been. He notes that the gold was being kept with an accountant, and Fischer attempted to collect it, unexpectedly, one night. On that occasion, Fuellmich claims, the accountant gave her the gold, but only after she and her boyfriend “completely traumatized” the accountant’s children by showing up unexpectedly and demanding the gold be turned over.
Fuellmich says the reason he believes Fischer and her boyfriend Robert showed up at the accountant’s house for the gold is because Robert had been running an unsuccessful business and needed the money. Although as of this writing, apparently, the gold is still being held in a single location on behalf of the entire committee and has not been liquidated by anybody. Presumably, anyway, as the English translation of Reiner’s German interview is somewhat confusing.
In an interview posted September 18, 2022 (third video from the top) Fuellmich tells video maker and political commentator Farmer Jones that he’s “the one who did most of the work… that accounts for the success of the Corona Investigative Committee.” He also says he is, in hindsight, glad the Corona Committee is over because it has been difficult, and he’ll now be able to do “[his] own version of the committee,” which he’s dubbed the International Crimes Investigative Committee (or ICIC).
With ICIC, Fuellmich says he’s going to broaden his scope in order to analyze “not just corona, but everything else that’s also part of the Great Reset,” which includes the Ukraine crisis, global warming, breakdown of supply chains, and everything else “they’re using to keep us in panic mode.” Fuellmich also says that the ICIC will offer “advice and hope on how to get out of this [Great Reset catastrophe], and how to go for damages, which will probably include, eventually, taking down many of the global corporations that are involved in this.”
In his interview with Jones Reiner also addresses some of the speculation that he, and the other members of the Corona Investigative Committee, are working as “controlled opposition.” He says those who are making these claims are “trying to paint [him] as a group of people who are cooperating with George Soros.” He adds that “I don’t even know the man and of course I wouldn’t cooperate with him—but because he and I had joined this NGO, or nonprofit, which was going to go after the banking industry because the German government and the judiciary in Germany can’t go after the banking industry because they’re in a strangle hold of the banks, the financial industry’s lobbyists,” people think he and Soros are linked.
“I left [the Soros-backed NGO] when I realized that they were working with so-called fact checkers who were going after Wolfgang Wodarg,” Fuellmich tells Jones. He adds that “since I was not able to make myself understood as far as those particular fact checkers were concerned, I left. But I never even knew George Soros had funded them, had given them any donations. I still don’t know if this is true.”
Fuellmich also says that claims he was once a part of the church of Scientology are also unfounded, and that he’s “not pretending to be somebody who [he’s] not.” He adds that “When you see my emotions, they’re real emotions. And I’m not ashamed of that… I kept telling everyone up until two-and-a-half years ago I was literally a follower of the mainstream even though I did have my doubts and I keep telling everyone that had someone told me what I know now I would’ve told them to take their pills go see a doctor and things will be fine. And now we’re running out of conspiracy theories.”
Despite whoever may be telling the truth—and, in all likelihood, nobody amongst the general public will ever even know who is—this conflict amongst Fuellmich and Fischer has produced enough fuel to speculate, indefinitely, that the Corona Investigative Committee has been “controlled opposition” this entire time.
In that regard, Bobby Rajesh Malhotra, a media artist born and raised in Austria with roots in India, has used this public disagreement as unequivocal evidence that the Corona Committee has been a sham from the outset. Malhotra has been sounding the alarm over the possibility Fuellmich and Fischer’s committee has been fraudulent for quite some time, and speculates that, at this point, the public disagreement is a cover for Wodarg and Fischer sending the funds in their coffers to Switzerland. Likewise, other Twitter users have brought up, what they think, has been unscrupulous behavior demonstrated by the Corona Committee. Some have even called into question if Fuellmich is a real lawyer, although at least that appears to be false. (See Fuellmich’s profile on file with The State Bar of California toward the top of this post.)
Regardless of who’s telling the truth, one thing is certain: This public disagreement has seriously damaged the effort of “Team Reality” to figure out what’s really going on with the COVID-19 narrative and the goals of The Great Reset. Considering that, it almost doesn’t matter if the Corona Committee was controlled opposition; that’s simply how many will see it now, and they will, understandably, mistrust future efforts to shed light on a very dark chapter in human history.
Feature image: Corona Investigative Committee / Towards The Light
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