Money Laundering under Government Cover

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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2013, 01:48:06 PM »
Sep 8th, 2010
MR PILOTO PULLS HUGE UPSET IN ALL AMERICAN FUTURITY - 22-1 longshot and 10th-fastest qualifier Mr Piloto prevailed by a nose.
http://www.jockeysguild.com/news/2010/09/mrpilotopullshugeupsetinallamericanfuturity.html

June 15th, 2012
Affidavit: Zetas cartel leader says he fixed Ruidoso's 2010 All American Futurity -  informant said the horse, Mr Piloto, was doped with drugs purchased in Juárez before his long-shot win.
http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_20861609/feds-zetas-fixed-races-ruidosos-2010-all-american-futurity

The prior ownership of this horse is a little suspicious
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Mr Piloto (then named Maverick Perry) sold for $81,000 at the 2009 Heritage Place Yearling Sale to Ramiro Guajardo Villarreal. In January, Fernando Garcia's Garcia Bloodstock & Racing of Tucson, Arizona, acquired the colt. Mr Piloto was sold privately to Tremor Enterprises LLC prior to the All American trials.

Mr Fernando Garcia Garcia and Mr Ramiro Guajardo Villarreal! I BET they are not in any way involved in this Mexican money laundering merry-go-round. Its all just a coincidence.

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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2013, 02:27:27 PM »
Cuellar, 46, testified that he came to know most of the men after 2007 when the Zetas took over the Mexican city of Piedras Negras, where he lived with his wife. He said he was forced to get into a vehicle with Omar Treviño Morales and Jesús Enrique Rejón Aguilar, an original Zeta who has since been extradited to the United States and convicted of conspiracy charges.

Cuellar, who owned quarter horses himself, talked about racing with Treviño Morales, which saved his life and later entangled him in the scheme, he told jurors. He said he knew that the Zetas killed Ramiro Villarreal, a broker who bought and sold horses for clients, when they thought he was cooperating with U.S. authorities and that they later killed another businessman who asked that his name be removed from the registration of some of the horses.

Jose Treviño Morales, Cuellar said, “lived a humble life, worked hard and wanted nothing to do with drugs or his brothers until Tempting Dash,” the horse that gave him his first win in a million-dollar race.

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/crime-law/witness-zetas-laundered-millions-through-horse-rac/nXNwQ/

One of them is dead

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Re: Money Laundering under Government Cover
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2013, 11:20:09 AM »
FRAUD

Money Laundering Exposed As A Key Component Of The Housing Bubble's "All Cash" Bid http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-10/money-laundering-exposed-key-component-housing-bubbles-all-cash-bid

Stunning 60% Of All Home Purchases Are "Cash Only" - A 200% Jump In Five Years http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-15/stunning-60-all-home-purchases-are-cash-only-200-increase-five-years

Wall Street Raised At Least $18 billion To Buy More Than 100,000 Houses http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=250227.0
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« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2013, 01:42:07 PM »
RUIDOSO -- For more than 50 years, Ruidoso Race Track and Casino owner R.D. Hubbard has been a part of a business that has been both rewarding and at times disappointing.
He's won graded stakes races with a horse that cost just $5,000 and had a $525,000 horse win just once. And last year, there was the negative news of a raid at his racetrack that involved the seizure of several horses tied to a money-laundering scheme by Los Zetas, one of the most violent drug cartels in Mexico.


Who is RD Hubbard?
Well he is linked via a lawsuit to 911 suspects.
His assistant Ed Burger sued a company with FBI officials thats linked to possible foreknowledge of 911 as well as the OKC bombing.

On September 16, 2011, Plaintiffs filed suit against Defendants John Hartley ("Hartley"), John A. Mattera ("Mattera"), Bradford van Siclen ("van Siclen"), John Ray Arnold ("Arnold"), Praetorian G. Power II, LLC ("Praetorian"), G. Power II ("G. Power"), First American Service Transmittals, Inc. ("FAST"), and Praetorian Fund ("Praetorian Fund"). http://www.leagle.com/decision/In%20FDCO%2020120207B87

John A. Mattera is a notorious crook.
Bradford D. Van Siclen serves as Vice President of Saudi American Holdings Corp. An FBI undercover front.

Reality Wireless Networks, which became Arabian Recab is now something called "Saudi American Holdings, Inc." It's still operating from the same old Ft. Lauderdale mail drop and still lists former volunteer fireman Steven Carreaga as its CEO. According to the landlord at 110 Broward Blvd.,Suite 1700, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301, the mail drop rent is still being paid by international scamster Patrick J. Lochrie. Lochrie was being run by FBI Miami and supervised by Special Agent John Edward Osa, a/k/a John Firo, a/k/a John Vega (a/k/a ad nauseam). http://www.offshorealert.com/forums.aspx?g=posts&t=38901

Careaga set up a charity one month before 911 that benefitted from the attacks.
Him and Lochrie got into a dispute with characters who figured on the fringes of the okc bombing investigation like Jim Bolt.
Anyway thats another story

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« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2013, 01:56:57 PM »
Hubbard was a Bush for President pioneer in California http://articles.latimes.com/2000/feb/27/news/mn-3107

Hub­bard was closely asso­ci­ated with two wealthy Mid­land [Texas] oil men named Wag­ner and Brown. Wag­ner and Brown, in turn, were the last known reg­is­tered own­ers of a plane that was busted with 43 pounds of heroin on board while being oper­ated by Wally Hilliard’s Huff­man Avi­a­tion.

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« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2013, 11:38:43 AM »
‘THE DAILY FRAUD’

What is interesting to me, is that HSBC did in fact use flaws in the Swift electronic money transfers anti-laundering security to move the drug money ( using slightly different company names in the transfers )

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/tag/nwo

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/whistleblower-hsbc-still-laundering-money-for-terrorists-drug-cartels_092013
Whistleblower: HSBC Still Laundering Money for Terrorists, Drug Cartels
Friday, September 20th, 2013
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Big banks are apparently too big to jail, even when they bankroll terrorists and drug cartels, while regular people fill the prisons in the world’s largest drug population for mostly non-violent drug offenses.

As a former Anti-Money Laundering Officer at HSBC, Everett Stern was arguably never actually supposed to catch money laundering activity. Instead, with little training but an inclination to make a difference, Stern caught massive levels of fraud, and contacted CIA and FBI officials in the summer of 2010 to alert them of systematic financing for terrorist organization, drug cartels and other shady entities.

HSBC was eventually fined $1.9 billion dollars by the U.S. Treasury, but Stern recently joined Occupy Wall Streets’ Alt Banking protest (See video) – despite being a self-described conservative Republican – to call for criminal charges and accountability over what he says is continued money laundering on the part of HSBC officials.


Luke Rudkowski, of We Are Change, spoke with Everett Stern about his whistleblowing activities, and how he says the bank [HSBC] deliberately set itself up to fail at catching laundering transactions
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRYEFEJRw44&feature=player_embedded

Certain companies and individuals flagged for illicit and criminal behavior are officially flagged in the system, and prohibited from authorized trade. But according to Stern, executives inside the system learned how to simply reclassify the coding to allow payments to go through to these entities.

Hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled to terrorist organizations including Hamas and Hezbollah – via the firm Tajco, operated by the Tajideen brothers – as well as drug cartels like Sinaloa and Los Zetas and Russian mobsters.

At the center of Everett Stern’s (@Twitter) whistleblowing allegations is an account of how HSBC gave the appearance of putting into place a serious anti-money laundering unit, while in actuality it hired low level debt collectors with little to no experience, after it sold off its credit card division to Capitol One.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2013, 12:29:49 PM »

Hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled to terrorist organizations including Hamas and Hezbollah – via the firm Tajco, operated by the Tajideen brothers – as well as drug cartels like Sinaloa and Los Zetas and Russian mobsters.


I had never heard of the Tajideen brothers.

Incidental to all this,
I traced someone i believe to be a relative of Wolfgang Bohringer's wife - found she was head of Risk Management at Barclaycard, surely a good position to oversee money laundering from.

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« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2013, 11:01:51 AM »
Athens: In a landmark verdict, a former Greek defence minister and co-founder of the country's once-mighty Socialist Party, Akis Tsochatzopoulos, was found guilty of setting up a complex money-laundering network to cover the trail of millions of dollars in bribes he is said to have pocketed from government weapons purchases.

The court heard that Tsochatzopoulos pocketed nearly $US75 million ($79.6 million) in bribes while serving as defence minister from 1996 to 2001, signing two major deals worth an estimated $US4 billion for a Russian missile defence system and German submarines.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/greek-politician-akis-tsochatzopoulos-gets-20-years-jail--for-bribery-in-landmark-verdict-20131008-2v5gv.html

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The cousin of former Defence Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, Nikos Zigras, told in detail during his nine-hour defence speech, how close friends Yiannis Sbokos, Yiannis Beltsios, but also he himself, have carried suitcases with "dirty" money from bribes for the submarines and for the supply of Russian anti-aircraft missiles TOR Μ1

A new face in the affair is Dinos Michailidis, former Minister of the Interior in the Cypriot government who Zigras said played a major role, because, together with Tsohadzopulos, they organized giving and taking of bribes.

"The moral and physical perpetrators who organized, planned and played a major role in this case include... Fouad Al Zayat..."

http://www.grreporter.info/en/bribe_faulty_german_submarines_was_carried_suitcases/7363

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Jack Abramoff associate Fouad Al-Zayat has supposedly gained connections at the top of Iranian intelligence and is helping Western corporate insiders secretly bypass their own trade sanctions they imposed on Iran, while the rest of us cannot do business with them.

A company founded by the multi-millionaire Fouad Al-Zayat is also asking the U.S. Supreme Court to help it secure a payment of about $8 billion on German bonds that Adolf Hitler ordered into default 78 years ago.

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=236048.0

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« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2013, 11:10:48 AM »
I had never heard of the Tajideen brothers.
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http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/16/201129.html
Congo under scrutiny over Hezbollah business links
Friday, 16 March 2012

By Dino Mahtani

Democratic Republic of Congo has awarded lucrative forestry concessions to a company controlled by a Lebanese businessman who also runs a firm subject to sanctions by the United States as a front for Hezbollah.

 The 2011 concessions issued by Congo’s environment ministry to the Trans-M company, seen by Reuters, could complicate Washington’s efforts to curb what it says are the Lebanese militant movement’s growing business activities in Africa.
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U.S. officials are concerned that Congo, whose location in the heart of Africa makes it important for the continent’s stability, may become a safe haven for Hezbollah financiers looking to take advantage of weak financial regulation in the lawless and commodity rich central African giant.

“We do have major concerns about all weak states, and especially places like Congo,” said one U.S. official who asked not to be named. “The attention here in Washington is pretty high,” he added.

 U.S. authorities last year put the spotlight on Hezbollah’s Africa-based activities by unveiling a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) probe alleging the Iranian-backed group was involved in money laundering activities in West Africa linked to the narcotics and second hand car trade.

 The Tajideen family has operated real estate, diamond export, supermarket and food processing businesses across Angola, Gambia and Sierra Leone and Congo for many years, the U.S. Treasury says.

 West and Central Africa host significant and long-established Lebanese diaspora communities.

 But U.S. interest in the Tajideen family sharpened in 2003 when Belgian police raided the Antwerp offices of a company managed by Kassim Tajideen and accused it of “large scale tax fraud, money laundering and trade in diamonds of doubtful origin.” No charges were brought in Belgium.

 The U.S. Treasury made Kassim Tajideen subject to sanctions in 2009 and in 2010 also sanctioned Husayn Tajideen and Ali Tajideen, who it says was once a Hezbollah commander in Lebanon. The Treasury says Husayn and Ali are amongst Hezbollah’s “top financiers in Africa.”

A Hezbollah official declined to comment on the U.S. allegations.
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http://www.hangthebankers.com/whistleblower-hsbc-still-laundering-money-for-terrorists-drug-cartels/

HSBC still laundering money for Terrorists, Drug Cartels ....
23 Sep 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QRYEFEJRw44

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Stern started to sift through some of the backlogged alerts and tried to make sense of them. Almost immediately, he found a series of deeply concerning transactions. There was an exchange company wiring large sums of money to untraceable destinations in the Middle East.

A Saudi fruit company was sending millions, Stern found with a simple Internet search, to a high-ranking figure in the Yemeni wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Stern even learned that HSBC was allowing millions of dollars to be moved from the Karaiba chain of super­markets in Africa to a firm called Tajco, run by the Tajideen brothers, who had been singled out by the Treasury Department as major financiers of Hezbollah. [emphasis added]

Stern, who wanted to become a clandestine CIA agent to fight terrorism, says he’s now under threat of legal action from HSBC, but shrugged it off, telling Luke Rudkowski that he considers blowing the whistle about these activities to be a “national security issue.” Stern previously testified as a federal witness in the U.S. Government’s probe into HSBC money laundering, but unsatisfied, he continues his efforts through the grassroots to demand justice for officials involved and an end to their activities.
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« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2013, 01:39:53 PM »
Sept 11, 2013 - The U.S. Justice Department has filed civil suits against 11 companies involved with Russian officials on the Magnitsky list, alleging that they used luxury New York real estate to launder $230 million in illegally begotten funds.

The action is “a significant step towards uncovering and unwinding a complex money laundering scheme,” Preet Bharara, a U.S. district attorney in New York, said in a statement.

Officials are accused of using an American subsidiary of the Cyprus-based company Prevezon Holdings, owned by former Transportation Minister Peter Katsyv’s son Denis, and other intermediaries to hide billions of rubles stolen from the Russian treasury.

A lawyer for the fund, Sergei Magnitsky, accused Russian government officials of masterminding the fraud scheme, but was arrested and later charged with the same crimes he had reported to the authorities and died after a beating in detention.

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« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2014, 07:35:56 AM »
JAN 14 2014

An investigation by El Universal has found that between 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an agreement with Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organisation to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs.

Sinaloa, led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S.

There have long been allegations that Guzman, considered the “world’s most powerful drug trafficker,” coordinates with American authorities.

But the El Universal investigation is the first to publish court documents that include corroborating testimony from a DEA agent and a Justice Department official.

Zambada-Niebla also alleged that Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the cartel.

The DEA declined to comment to El Universal.

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-us-government-and-the-sinaloa-cartel-2014-1

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« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2014, 08:04:19 AM »
How do you replace an El Chapo? Insert an El Mayo. The thing about arresting a drug lord is, it rarely makes any difference.

If, as expected, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada-Garcia replaces Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera—the kingpin arrested February 22, as head of Sinaloa—the close relationship between the U.S. government and the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world seems likely to continue.

This relationship was revealed during the trial of El Mayo’s son, Sinaloa logistics coordinator Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla. Court documents show that, by the U.S. government’s own admission, a lawyer for the cartel served as an intermediary between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Sinaloa leadership. For nearly ten years, that lawyer, Humberto Loya-Castro, provided the DEA with information the defense characterizes as intelligence on rival cartels.

The arrangement, according to the defense, gave the cartel’s leaders immunity and free rein “to continue their narcotics trafficking business in the United States and Mexico without interference.” Other evidence reported by WhoWhatWhy and Narco News lends credence to the possibility that such a deal was in fact reached.

http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/03/10/deal-right-devil/

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« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2014, 11:28:08 AM »
Oh yes, Gladio B and the Susurluk scandal. Those are very important.

Here is some intel:

There is now a Wikipedia entry on Gladio B, it says:
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Operation Gladio B was an FBI codename adopted in 1997 for relations between US intelligence, the Pentagon, and Al Qaeda.

According to Sibel Edmonds, Gladio B identified, among other things, meetings between US intelligence and Ayman al-Zawahiri in Azerbaijan between 1997 and 2001, with al-Zawahiri and other mujahideen being transported by NATO aircraft to Central Asia and the Balkans. These and related allegations were seemingly confirmed by Sunday Times journalists in 2008 by speaking to Pentagon and MI6 sources; however the journalists were prevented from publishing these allegations when the second half of their 4-part series was dropped.

Abdullah Çatlı
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Abdullah Çatlı was a convicted Turkish drug trafficker and contract killer for the Counter-Guerrilla. He led the youth branch of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) during the 1970s. His death in the Susurluk car crash, while travelling in a car with state officials revealed the depth of the state's complicity in organized crime, in what became known as the Susurluk scandal. He was a hit man for the state, ordered to kill suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the ASALA.

Çatlı was responsible, along with Haluk Kırcı and several other MHP members, for the 9 October 1978 Bahçelievler Massacre in which seven university students, members of the Workers Party of Turkey (TIP), were murdered.

Çatlı "reportedly helped organize Agca's escape from an Istanbul military prison, and some have suggested Catli was even involved in the 1981 Pope's assassination attempt".

Çatlı was seen in the company of Stefano Delle Chiaie, an Italian neofascist who worked for Gladio, a secret NATO stay-behind paramilitary organization, while "touring Latin America, and on a visit to Miami in September 1982".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_Çatlı

Ömer Lütfü Topal
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Ömer Lütfü Topal was a Turkish businessman, who was deeply involved in the Susurluk scandal. He had convictions for drug smuggling, and was dubbed the "casino king" for the gambling ventures that made his later fortune, which amounted to around $1bn at the time of his assassination.

According to Belgian newspapers, he was arrested on June 20, 1978 in Antwerp province of Belgium while carrying 6 kilos of heroin. A fake passport was found on him.

At the time of his death Topal owned casinos scattered throughout the country, oversaw an illicit enterprise that involved 450 people, and had 200 famous customers.

Topal was gunned down on July 28, 1996 with a Kalashnikov rifle. Some say this was the beginning of the Susurluk scandal. Abdullah Çatlı's fingerprint was allegedly found on the drum of one of the machine guns used.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ömer_Lütfü_Topal

Ayhan Çarkın
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Ayhan Çarkın was a policeman. He was a member of its special forces unit, and says with the sanction of state officials he personally killed 1000 people at the height of the Kurdish–Turkish conflict. The leader of the Special Operations Department, İbrahim Şahin, said Çarkın was the most fearless policeman he had ever met.

He gained a reputation for conducting lightning-fast raids—350 in all—though some have suggested the possibility that some of his victims might have been innocent.

Çarkın was involved in the events that led to the scandal. Specifically, he was part of the elite Police Special Operation Teams department that was responsible for assassinating businessmen suspected of financially supporting the PKK. One of these was allegedly the so-called "casino king", Ömer Lütfü Topal, assassinated in July 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayhan_Çarkın

Ergenekon
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Ergenekon is the name given to an alleged clandestine, secularist ultra-nationalist organization in Turkey with possible ties to members of the country's military and security forces.

Ergenekon is by some believed to be part of the "deep state". The existence of the "deep state" was affirmed in Turkish opinion after the Susurluk scandal in 1996. Alleged members have been indicted on charges of plotting to foment unrest, among other things by assassinating intellectuals, politicians, judges, military staff, and religious leaders, with the ultimate goal of toppling the incumbent government.

Ergenekon's modus operandi has been compared to Operation Gladio's Turkish branch, the Counter-Guerrilla. By April 2011, over 500 people had been taken into custody and nearly 300 formally charged with membership of what prosecutors described as "the Ergenekon terrorist organization", which they claimed had been responsible for virtually every act of political violence—and controlled every militant group—in Turkey over the last 30 years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ergenekon_network

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« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2014, 11:53:24 AM »
Don't believe me. Look it up yourself!

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« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2015, 04:59:24 PM »
http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/16/201129.html
Congo under scrutiny over Hezbollah business links
Friday, 16 March 2012

By Dino Mahtani

Democratic Republic of Congo has awarded lucrative forestry concessions to a company controlled by a Lebanese businessman who also runs a firm subject to sanctions by the United States as a front for Hezbollah.

 The 2011 concessions issued by Congo’s environment ministry to the Trans-M company, seen by Reuters, could complicate Washington’s efforts to curb what it says are the Lebanese militant movement’s growing business activities in Africa.
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U.S. officials are concerned that Congo, whose location in the heart of Africa makes it important for the continent’s stability, may become a safe haven for Hezbollah financiers looking to take advantage of weak financial regulation in the lawless and commodity rich central African giant.

“We do have major concerns about all weak states, and especially places like Congo,” said one U.S. official who asked not to be named. “The attention here in Washington is pretty high,” he added.

 U.S. authorities last year put the spotlight on Hezbollah’s Africa-based activities by unveiling a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) probe alleging the Iranian-backed group was involved in money laundering activities in West Africa linked to the narcotics and second hand car trade.

 The Tajideen family has operated real estate, diamond export, supermarket and food processing businesses across Angola, Gambia and Sierra Leone and Congo for many years, the U.S. Treasury says.

 West and Central Africa host significant and long-established Lebanese diaspora communities.

 But U.S. interest in the Tajideen family sharpened in 2003 when Belgian police raided the Antwerp offices of a company managed by Kassim Tajideen and accused it of “large scale tax fraud, money laundering and trade in diamonds of doubtful origin.” No charges were brought in Belgium.

 The U.S. Treasury made Kassim Tajideen subject to sanctions in 2009 and in 2010 also sanctioned Husayn Tajideen and Ali Tajideen, who it says was once a Hezbollah commander in Lebanon. The Treasury says Husayn and Ali are amongst Hezbollah’s “top financiers in Africa.”

A Hezbollah official declined to comment on the U.S. allegations.
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Now just some more on these Tajideen Brothers.

An investor in Adnan Khashoggi's major fraud scheme Genesis Intermedia was Denmore investments Ltd. http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1071522/0001045447-00-000167.txt

I found that this was owned by Scottish millionaire's Calum and Stuart Melville and upon reading about their business dealing saw name Asif Aziz. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/2794207/Scottish-millionaires-eye-Dawnay-Day-properties.html

Upon examining him I found that he supposedly made a lot of money in two food businesses in Africa, one in Angola. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asif_Aziz

And that he has apparently been sued by the Taijdeen brothers. http://editorseye.com/WordPress/2010/01/26/passenger-of-interest/

How lovely. A connection between Saudi agent Adnan Khashoggi and the Hezbollah money laundering operations in Africa.

Apparently this Mr Aziz owns an obscure building in Colliers Wood, London, which used to be known as the Brown and Root tower after the long term occupiers Brown and Root Haliburton. http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2011-01-24a.136.2

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« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2015, 05:21:54 PM »
The business whose assets Melville and Aziz were fitting of was Dawnay day:

Dawnay, Day was set up in 1928 as an issuing house by General Guy Dawnay and Major Julian Day. It was bought by Jacob Rothschild in the 1970s, before being taken over as an empty shell by Mr Naggar, a French banker. Mr Klimt joined Mr Naggar two years later and the two built up the business through investing in UK commercial property and financial services start-ups. Before the collapse it had $4bn in assets and $6bn under management for clients.

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« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2015, 02:22:18 PM »
I found another connection between Khashoggi and Hezbollah

Shortly after 911, Justice was investigating Nabil alMarabh. They went to a house in Detroit looking for him and ended up arresting the guys who were there. They found ID cards for the local airport. The men eventually volunteered, apparently reluctantly, that they worked for a company called Sky Chefs. This company was owned by SC international Services,a  company that supplies equipment onto flights around the word. SC was owned by Onex Corporation.

Now, Nabil al-Marabh had supposedly visited Toronto, Canada and had contacts there. Onex Corporation was also headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

The government relied on an informal to make the case that the men were terrorists. This informant, Marwan Farhat, was a member of Hezbollah and had been caught smuggling Cocaine into the US, presumable for Hezbollah. Based on looking at US addresses I believe that Farhat had some sort of connection to these men.

One of the directors of Onex was Anthony Munk, the son of Peter Munk, head of Barrick Gold. And Barrick Gold was secretly founded by Saudi arms deal Adnan Khashoggi, according to internet reports. Again though, Lord Jacob Rothschilds name appears in the story, as he was an investor with Anthony Monk in a resort in Montenengro (1. Peter Monk's Great Sea Adventure). Another name that appears as well is Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

The Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Đukanović has been investigated in Italy in relation to an multi-billion dollar Cigarette smuggling empire involving the Italian Mafia. From 1994 to 2002, smugglers shipped as many as 1 billion cigarettes a month from the Montenegrin port of Bar to the Italian city of Bari and nearby. (2. International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)

And cigarette smuggling has absolutely nothing to do with terrorism or Hezbollah either (3):
"Operation Smokescreen was an American interagency counterterrorist operation to disrupt fundraising by Hezbollah, that took place in early 1995, ending in 2002. Detective Sergeant Robert Fromme made repeated observations of a group of men purchasing large quantities of cigarettes, often with $20,000 - $30,000 in cash."

1 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/peter-munks-great-sea-adventure/article20282947/?page=all
2 https://www.reportingproject.net/underground/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=20
3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Smokescreen

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Re: Money Laundering under Government Cover
« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2015, 03:46:06 PM »
Some more on this :

Greg Palast (1)
Some of the loot for the Republican election effort in the 1997–2000 election cycles came from an outfit called Barrick Corporation. The sum, while over $100,000, is comparatively small change for the GOP, yet it seemed quite a gesture for a corporation based in Canada.

They could well afford it. In the final days of the Bush (Senior) administration, the Interior Department made an extraordinary but little noticed change in procedures under the 1872 Mining Law, the gold rush–era act that permitted those whiskered small-time prospectors with their tin pans and mules to stake claims on their tiny plots. The department initiated an expedited procedure for mining companies that allowed Barrick to swiftly lay claim to the largest gold find in America. In the terminology of the law, Barrick could "perfect its patent" on the estimated $10 billion in ore—for which Barrick paid the U.S. Treasury a little under $10,000. Eureka!

Barrick, of course, had to put up cash for the initial property rights and the cost of digging out the booty (and the cost of donations, in smaller amounts, to support Nevada's Democratic senator, Harry Reid). Still, the shift in rules paid off big time: According to experts at the Mineral Policy Center of Washington, DC, Barrick saved—and the U.S. taxpayer lost—a cool billion or so. Upon taking office, Bill Clinton's new interior secretary, Bruce Babbitt, called Barrick's claim the "biggest gold heist since the days of Butch Cassidy." Nevertheless, because the company followed the fast-track process laid out for them under Bush, this corporate Goldfinger had Babbitt by the legal nuggets. Clinton had no choice but to give them the gold mine while the public got the shaft.

Barrick says it had no contact whatsoever with the president at the time of the rules change. There was always a place in Barrick's heart for the older Bush—and a place on its payroll. In 1995, Barrick hired the former president as Honorary Senior Advisor

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Barrick Gold was founded in Toronto, Canada, in 1983. The majority investment in the firm was held by Khashoggi and his arms-trafficking partners, who were just then gearing up the Iran-Israel-Nicaragua guns and cocaine tangle which would explode in 1986 as the "Iran-Contra" scandal. Peter Munk and Barrick director Andrew Sarlos are very close associates of international speculator George Soros, in a grouping of Hungarian Jewish emigres.

Munk's rise in Australia was aided by his lifelong close association with fellow Hungarian emigre Sir Peter Abeles, Australia's transport mogul. Munk's stepfather had been sec­retary and assistant to Abeles's father in Vienna in the late
1940s. Abeles is reportedly known in Europe as "the White Knight," in reference both to his British knighthood,and his reported large role in the cocaine trade. Abeles features in Jonathan Kwitney,in The Crimes of Patriots.

In 1974, Munk signed an investment partnership agree­ ment with arms-trafficking billionaire Adnan Khashoggi of Saudi Arabia.According to Munk's approved biography,the new alliance was cemented whenMunk and Khashoggi were summoned to the London headquarters of Peninsular and Ori­ent. P&O's hereditary boss was Lord Inchcape, whose prede­cessor in the 1920s (also Lord Inchcape) had directed Britain's India Commission to continue the Empire's opium production. Munk later told his biographer that he was nervous­ Khashoggi was late and perhaps "the P&O directors wouldn't wait for us and it would seriously harm the relation­ ship. It was already remarkable that they should have a Jew and an Arab together in their dining room." But, the mighty Lord Inchcape convinced Khashoggi to plunge in, and Khashoggi now provided most of the cash for the Munk en­terprise.

In 1983, the Khashoggi-led group formed the gold com­pany whose name was soon changed to Barrick Gold Corp. Sheik Kamal Adham was reportedly one of the new com­pany's founding co-owners. Adham, the chief of Saudi intelli­gence, had coordinated royalist guerrillas in Yemen, with British arms secretly provided through Khashoggi. arrick Gold Corp. co-founder Kamal Adham was later prosecuted for fraud in the BCCI case, and paid a $100 million fine.

Daniel Hopsicker (3, 4)
The Friends of Wallace J. Hilliard

The Learjet which Brassington co-piloted on its last run made 39 weekly flights, according to the DEA affidavit filed in the case. The flights  originated in Venezuela, made a stop in Fort Lauderdale, and then flew to Orlando and New York.  An informant's tip led to the July 25, 2000 bust, where the plane was surrounded by DEA agents brandishing submachine guns on a runway at Orlando Executive Airport. 

Agents discovered 43 pounds of heroin onboard.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, it was the biggest heroin bust in central Florida history. Law enforcement officials called it "the largest find of its kind in the southeastern United States in recent years," the Sentinel reported. Five people in Orlando were eventually convicted, including  two Venezuelans.

Brassington was never charged, or even mentioned by name in DEA affidavits filed in the case, indicating, at the very least, that he had a certain level of protection. The intersection between the shady world of transnational organized crime and the 9/11 has perhaps been the most sensitive aspect of investigations into the attack. Newspapers have ignored the fact that terror flight school owner Wallace J. Hilliard straddled both worlds.

"Wally Hilliard put P.J. Khan and Mike Brassington together back in the 90's," stated one authoritative source at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. "Brassington was like a son to Wally."

While researching pilot Brassington's involvement in a Guyana scandal, we were astonished to discover that Brassington's father has close business ties with one of the most notorious oligarchs in the Russian Mob, Oleg Deripaska, the 'last man standing' in the brutal Aluminum Wars in Russia during the 1990's for control of that strategic resource.

And there was the revealing commentary from newspapers in Guyana.

“These guys (Brassington and his brother Paul, a co-defendant) are the nephews of Peter D’Aguiar,” wrote one. “Uncle Peter,”controlled one of three major political parties in Guyana. He was also a good friend of the CIA, assisting with a CIA-sponsored 1968 coup in Guyana.

And there’s also Cousin Winston. “The Brassingtons are cousins of Winston Brassington, (Guyana President) Jagdeo’s advisor,” another commentator wrote. “Cousin Winston” is Guyana’s Minister for Privatization, one of the most lucrative jobs in the world, to cite the Russian example, which may hold special meaning here. Winston Brassington cut a $1 billion deal to sell Guyana’s bauxite resources to the biggest Russian Mobster in the world, Oleg Deripaska.

It is, all in all, a remarkably curious record.


1 http://www.gregpalast.com/poppy-strikes-gold/
2 http://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/public/1997/eirv24n02-19970103/eirv24n02-19970103_019-inside_story_the_bush_gang_and_b.pdf
3 http://www.madcowprod.com/05212008.html
4 http://www.madcowprod.com/09282011.htm

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Re: Money Laundering under Government Cover
« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2015, 12:54:10 PM »
this is classic : Mancuso  was a major player and when the Fed's shut down the operation they cut him deal ...

http://www.satellitesportsnetwork.com/content.php?contentID=1961
What you might not know about U.S. skier Julia Mancuso's father, a convicted drug kingpin
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In 1989, when Julia was only 5 years old, Mancuso was arrested at the family's Lake Tahoe home on the suspicion of his role in a drug operation that smuggled an estimated 45 tons of marijuana (plus a not insubstantial amount of cocaine) during the '70s and '80s.

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After prosecutors built a case over more than a decade, Mancuso was eventually sentenced to nine years in federal prison. He served four years (and kept approximately $5 million of his profits) after cutting a deal with authorities.

More details are available on Wikipedia and in a The Rumpus piece published around the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. (The latter paints the entire Mancuso family in what appears to be the worst possible light, so it's worth reading some of its conclusions with that in mind. Regardless, it has plenty of facts.)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciro_Mancuso
Ciro Wayne Mancuso (born 1949) was a Nevada-based drug dealer[1] convicted of running a $140-million marijuana smuggling operation for more than a decade. In cooperation with a foreign exchange student from Thailand, Mancuso built one of the largest domestic drug cartels in U.S. history.

The son of immigrants from Italy, Mancuso was a real estate developer before venturing into the lucrative narcotics business. His smuggling operation began in the late 1960s, when he teamed up with a group of college friends from Tahoe Paradise College. At first, they only sold marijuana at their college, but soon the business grew. When authorities moved in on their growing operation at a small farm in Clay County, Kansas, they began importing marijuana from Mexico. Later Mancuso teamed up with a Thai exchange student to import more potent marijuana into San Francisco.[2] Mancuso soon realized that there was more profit to be made selling cocaine and integrated it into his marijuana operation.
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Mancuso was sentenced to nine years in prison on June 27, 1995.[5] His sentence was greatly reduced because of his cooperation with the government in cases against other alleged organization members and Mancuso's lawyer Patrick Hallinan.[1] As a result of his assistance to the government, Mancuso was allowed to keep $5 million in proceeds from his trafficking business.[6] Hallinan was subsequently acquitted of obstruction of justice and drug conspiracy charges.[7] Mancuso's property in Hawaii was seized by the federal government and sold; the $800,000 proceeds were forwarded to the California and Nevada law enforcement agencies that pursued him
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Re: Money Laundering under Government Cover
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2015, 10:53:23 AM »
"Mancuso built one of the largest domestic drug cartels in U.S. history."

And yet his wikipedia entry is one A4 page long. Oh well. I guess if you build a large drug cartel you have a right to keep what you did secret. We can't have the good guys wining now can we.

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« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2015, 12:21:11 PM »
"Mancuso built one of the largest domestic drug cartels in U.S. history."

And yet his wikipedia entry is one A4 page long. Oh well. I guess if you build a large drug cartel you have a right to keep what you did secret. We can't have the good guys wining now can we.

Exactly , I came to Tahoe just when he was taken down by the feds. It seems in 1989 "they" shutdown the cocaine operations ( possible in prep for Clinton?) Macuso also was importing virtually all the "thai/budda stick" (opiated) (so I assume also heroin) via Cambodia . He had a million dollar home  at Squaw Valley  and a million dollar home in Hawaii ... His money was laundered into many of the local businesses ... Yet he walked away to Club Fed for a few years while his daughter moved onto the Olympics...

Just saying its another interesting story that most have not heard of and there must be many more just like this.
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« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2015, 08:39:24 PM »
WASHINGTON May 2009- The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Kassim Tajideen and Abd Al Menhem Qubaysi, two Africa-based supporters of the Hizballah terrorist organisation.

Kassim Tajideen is an important financial contributor to Hizballah who operates a network of businesses in Lebanon and Africa. He has contributed tens of millions of dollars to Hizballah and has sent funds to Hizballah through his brother, a Hizballah commander in Lebanon. In addition, Kassim Tajideen and his brothers run cover companies for Hizballah in Africa. In 2003, Tajideen was arrested in Belgium in connection with fraud, money laundering, and diamond smuggling.

Abd Al Menhem Qubaysi is a Cote d'Ivoire-based Hizballah supporter and is the personal representative of Hizballah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. Qubaysi communicates with Hizballah leaders and has hosted senior Hizballah officials


In documents filed at the High Court and obtained by The Sunday Telegraph, Golfrate's new owners, Hassan Tajideen, his brother Kassim and Nasser Eid, allege that Aziz - whose company Criterion Capital is worth £620m - doctored accounts, invented false expenses claims and used company money to pay for luxury trips. In 2003 Kassim Tajideen was arrested in Belgium in connection with fraud, money laundering and diamond smuggling, although he was never charged.

...The claim also details $51,200 spent on car hire, according to a voucher in the companies' accounts. "Attached to the said voucher was a copy of a purported 'agreement' dated 1 May 2005 between Mr Aziz (purportedly signing in his capacity as "Honorary Consul of Malawi"), and Mr Rehman [another company executive], who signed on behalf of Golfrate. Under the terms of the 'agreement' Golfrate purportedly rented four vehicles at a rate of US$6,400 per month from the Malawi Consulate."


This guy Asif Aziz was apparently calling himself the Honorary Consul of Malawi

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« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2017, 12:03:10 PM »
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-05/macron-says-he-victim-massive-coordinated-hack-after-9-gigabytes-private-documents-r
Macron Says He Is Victim Of "Massive, Coordinated" Hack After 9 Gigabytes Of Private Documents Released
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May 5, 2017 11:58 PM

As reported overnight, the anonymous source of documents alleging Emmanuel Macron's involvement with an operating agreement for a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the Caribbean island of Nevis returned to release several high quality images of the purported documents along with promises to release even more documents and identify account locations and the extent of the assets Macron is supposedly hiding from regulatory authorities.
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The leaker noted that Macron's assets were not located in the Bahamas as was been reported by some media outlets, but in the Cayman Islands, another known hotspot for tax evasion. They further stated that they were taking measures to conceal their identity because they are located in the European Union and did not wish to be arrested. The leaker also explained that they were one of a small group of individuals working online with a source in the Cayman Islands to expose the leaked information. They claimed that they were in possession of SWIFTNet logs dating back for several months, and would soon not only know where Mr. Macron's alleged accounts are located but also the "extent of the money he is hiding from [France's] government."
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As Reuters adds, an interior ministry official declined to comment, citing French rules which forbid any commentary liable to influence an election, and which took effect at midnight French time on Friday. Comments about the email dump began to appear on Friday evening just hours before the official ban on campaigning began. The ban is due to stay in place until the last polling stations close on Sunday at 8 p.m.

Already accusations have emerged that this is a hacking similar to what occurred with Hillary Clinton, when over 30,000 emails by John Podesta were leaked, exposing the "dirty laundry" of Clinton's campaign, a hack she has subsequently claimed cost her the presidency. Naturally, the Kremlin has already been implicated as being behind the hack.
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....  Should it be confirmed that Macron indeed lied, as hackers have previously alleged, about an offshore account and engaging in tax evasion, his chances of winning could be deeply impacted. We will present any of the more notable documents we uncover.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5