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To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)6/28/2007 12:25:24 PM
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To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)7/16/2007 2:32:14 PM
From: StockDung  Respond to of 574
 
Bank robbery suspect turns to stock scam?

By David Baines
The Vancouver Sun

For the past several months, former U.S. Army Ranger Luke Sommer, who is wanted in Washington for an armed bank robbery in Tacoma last year, has apparently collaborated with another international fugitive to promote essentially worthless penny-stock deals while under house arrest in British Columbia.

In information Sommer left behind when he fled house arrest last month, he says he helped Rakesh Saxena, wanted in Thailand in a bank fraud, with stock deals quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board in the United States.

The OTC Bulletin Board is a sort of minor-league stock market. Most stocks quoted on the Bulletin Board are small and thinly traded, making it easy for unscrupulous promoters to manipulate them.

Sommer, 21, worked from his mother's home in Peachland, B.C., where he was under house arrest pending extradition to the United States. He was scheduled for an extradition hearing Tuesday.

Saxena worked from his home in Richmond, B.C., where he is under 24-hour guard pending extradition to Thailand.

Sommer's relationship with Saxena came to an abrupt halt June 27 when Sommer suddenly went missing. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have issued a warrant for his arrest, and the FBI is on the lookout in case Sommer decides to return to the U.S.

Before he fled, Sommer left a goodbye letter for the RCMP and a compact disc containing copies of dozens of e-mails he said were between him and Saxena concerning their penny-stock dealings.

In the RCMP tape, a copy of which was obtained by The Vancouver Sun, Sommer said he had also been dealing with an Indo-Canadian gang, which he claims plans to smuggle heroin into Canada from India.

Sommer also claimed he has been working as a police informant.

"I am in contact with a member of the RCMP on a regular basis as of this writing. Please inform him that as I hear of things that require his attention, I will find a way to contact him without putting me or innocent people in jeopardy."

In an apparent reference to his RCMP helpers, he writes: "To the ghost team: you guys were awesome to work with and I never broke my promise to you to keep your names out of the light. ... "

Commando bank raid

On Aug. 7, 2006, Sommer and several others stormed a Bank of America branch in Tacoma brandishing AK-47s and wearing commando-type clothing and body armor.

According to court documents, the robbery was carried out with "military-style precision." It took only two minutes and 21 seconds. No shots were fired and no one was hurt.

The group made off with $54,011.

Afterward, Sommer took an overnight bus to Canada and returned to Peachland, where his mother, Christel Davidsen, lives.

Despite the heavy weaponry, Sommer has been quoted saying he never intended to hurt anybody.

He told The Seattle Times in December that his motive was to gain notoriety that he could use to expose war crimes by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army says it has found no evidence to support his claims.

The U.S. government alleges that his motive was to raise funds to start a crime family to rival the Hells Angels for control of the drug trade in Kelowna, B.C.

To date, seven people have been charged in connection with the robbery, including five former Rangers based at Fort Lewis and two of Sommer's Canadian friends. All seven have pleaded guilty to some of the charges against them.

On Aug. 11, RCMP arrested Sommer at a grocery store in Westbank, B.C., and he was jailed pending extradition to the United States.

Bangkok embezzlement

Shortly after his arrest, Sommer was transferred to the North Fraser (B.C.) Pre-trial Centre pending the outcome of his extradition hearing. There he met Saxena.

Saxena, 55, is a native of India. In the early 1990s, he worked as treasury adviser to the Bangkok Bank of Commerce where he allegedly embezzled $88 million, then moved to British Columbia.

In 1996, he was arrested by the RCMP at the Chateau Whistler while lunching with Thai police officers. He was carrying a briefcase stuffed with $100,000 cash, which, he readily admitted, he intended to use to bribe the officers.

He was initially released on bail, but in January 1998, the RCMP re-arrested him after he allegedly obtained a phony passport and threatened a witness.

In June 1998, his lawyer persuaded then-judge Wally Oppal (now B.C.'s attorney general) to approve a novel form of house arrest: Saxena would stay at his luxury condo and pay for his own 24-hour security to ensure he didn't leave.

This left Saxena free to pursue his business dealings. In one instance, he began negotiating with a South African-based mercenary force to stage a counter-coup in Sierra Leone when a rebellion interfered with business ventures there. The plans were put on hold when word leaked out.

Saxena told reporters there was nothing in the terms of his bail that prevented him from engaging in counter-coups in Third World countries.

He also became involved in packaging and promoting companies that trade on the OTC Bulletin Board. From 2001 to 2003, according to court documents, he arranged for overseas boiler-room operators to sell shares of essentially worthless companies to investors, most located in the United Kingdom. Investors were told to send their money "in trust" to Martin & Associates, a Vancouver law firm.

According to a forensic report filed in B.C. Supreme Court, investors sent $18.4 million to the firm, most of which was distributed to third parties on Saxena's instructions. In many cases, investors did not get their shares. In others, investors received their shares only to discover they were not listed on any exchange or had virtually no value.

The two principals of the law firm were each suspended for 10 years by B.C. Law Society. Saxena was never charged by police or cited by any regulatory body.

By last August, Saxena had exhausted all his extradition appeals and his return to Thailand appeared imminent. Because he was now a flight risk, he was placed in custody at the North Fraser Pre-trial centre, where Sommer was being held.

Calls to reporter

In an interview Friday, Saxena said he referred Sommer to Vancouver lawyer Sean Hern, who helped Sommer get released on bail in September. The terms required him to stay on his mother's property in Peachland. While he was still in jail, Sommer began calling a freelance reporter in Peachland, Dave Preston.

When Sommer was released on bail, they began meeting in person.

When he fled custody, Sommer left Preston a copy of his goodbye letter and a copy of the CD containing his e-mail exchanges with Saxena. Preston gave The Sun access to those documents.

"Shell" companies

The e-mails relate mainly to Saxena's efforts to package and sell "shell" companies, which have no real assets, but most of the shares are controlled by insiders, which makes them good vehicles for stock promotions.

In one, a promoter tells Saxena he has a buyer for a shell. Saxena advises him that "outright fully compliant shells 95 per cent are in the $850,000 U.S. area. Two available for cash." ("Fully compliant" means the shells have met U.S. Securities and Exchange filing requirements, and "95 per cent" means that 95 percent of the stock is under the control of the insider group.)

In another e-mail, Saxena says, "Please coordinate with Kevan -- he is pulling off some big stuff, so you better start playing with the big boys and forget about your gangster buddies in North Vancouver."

"Kevan" is Kevan Garner, who, along with Vancouver lawyer Martin Chambers, was caught in a joint FBI-RCMP money-laundering sting in Florida in August 2002.

Garner has since finished his jail sentence and returned to Vancouver.

"I have done due diligence," Saxena told The Sun, referring to Garner. "I see no reason why he can't promote. Same with Elliott Sommer. His house arrest conditions don't stop him from doing anything at home." (Luke Sommer goes by Elliott, his middle name.)

E-mail marketing plan

Many of the e-mails relate to a company called American United Gold, a Bulletin Board company that Saxena is proposing to revive by dealing in new mineral assets. There is also reference to an e-mail marketing campaign that will send promotional messages to 20 million e-mail addresses.

Regulators in the U.S. and Canada are trying to stamp out such "spam" campaigns.

Saxena sent copies of all this correspondence to Sommer, as well as a list of European clients who bought stock from the boiler-room operators and sent their checks to Martin & Associates "in trust."

Although Saxena initially said Sommer helped with computer programming only, the e-mails show that Sommer was also involved in sourcing assets for the shell companies. There is also correspondence relating to the opening of an account in Panama in the name of Sommer's mother.

Saxena proposed to pay him for his work by depositing share certificates in this account, but according to Preston, neither Sommer nor his mother got any shares.

Informant claim

Preston said Sommer told him he was working as an RCMP informant, and that police had bought him a BlackBerry and a camera. He said Sommer also showed him e-mail exchanges with his main RCMP handler, who used the name "Lone Wolf."

Preston said he is not surprised that Sommer fled house arrest: "He was convinced that the assistant U.S. attorney in Washington would try to put him in jail for 30 years."

Asked whether he has any idea where Sommer is, he said: "None. I've thought about it a lot. It wouldn't surprise me if he is sitting on a beach in Miami, but he could just as well be in the lower mainland."

In his letter to police, Sommer insists he is no risk: "If you're wondering whether I am a danger to the public or not, rest assured, I have no intention of doing anything that will put people at risk, and if you find me, I will go quietly."

Information from The Seattle Times archives and from Seattle Times business reporter Drew DeSilver was used in this report.

dbaines@png.canwest.com

seattletimes.nwsource.com



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)10/10/2007 11:07:45 AM
From: StockDung  Respond to of 574
 
Krirkkiat gets another 20-year jail term bangkokpost.com


(BangkokPost.com) - The Criminal Court on Wednesday handed down another 20-year jail sentence to Bangkok Bank of Commerce (BBC) former president Krirkkiat Jalichandra for embezzlement.

He is also fined for 16 million baht for colluding with two other bank executives in approving fund worth of more than 2 billion baht to Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi without asking for the board's consideration, which broke the rule of the central bank.

Ekachai Athikomnantha, another former senior executive of BBC, and Wanchai Thammanitiwat, the bank's former chief of the financial management division were the other two who were found guilty of embezzlement on the case and received the 20-year jail sentence.

The two were also ordered to pay fine of 16 million baht each.

Moreover, they were ordered to pay BBC for the amount of money they approved for Khashoggi, which was slightly more than 2 billion baht



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)12/11/2007 11:28:31 AM
From: StockDung  Respond to of 574
 
Adnan Khashoggi saves Citi Group:

"Through Representative Dodo Mandanas, Arroyo said controversial Saudi
billionaire Adnan Khashoggi and the Abu Dhabi Investment Corp. committed to
entering into $500-million worth of build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects for
the
economic zones in the Port of Batangas and Lipa Airport."

"Yesterday, Wednesday, Nov. 28, The Abu Dhabi Investment Corp. firmed plans to spend $7.5 billion and become the largest single share holder in Citigroup."

64.233.169.104.

globalnation.inquirer.net

(UPDATE) OFWs did not support hotel siege--Arroyo
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MANILA, Philippines -- The shortlived takeover of the Manila Peninsula Hotel
in Makati City last month by a “desperate” and “misguided” group had no
support from Filipinos abroad, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Tuesday
after arriving from a weeklong trip to three countries.
“About the adventurism of some people, it is clear even among our foreign
friends that the actions of these few desperate men reveal just how out of touch

they are with the hopes and dreams of the average Filipino, even the
Filipinos abroad,” Arroyo said in her arrival statement.
“Filipinos both here and abroad want political stability, a bright economic
future and social justice. The actions of these misguided men undermine each
and every one of the genuine aspirations of real Filipinos. Instead of working
to bring the nation together within our democratic process, their actions
merely are fuel for selfish motives for personal gain,” she said.
She stressed that “the transgressor will not hold our nation hostage with
impunity,” that they will be “punished with the full force of the law,” an
d
that “justice will be served and the interests of the people upheld.”
Arroyo arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 around
1:15 a.m. after visiting Spain, the United Kingdom, and Kuwait. She was
welcomed by a crowd of about 200 people, mostly airport employees and
government
officials led by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita and Press Secretary Ignacio

Bunye.
She was greeted by applause when she recounted her trip to Kuwait, where
Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah granted her appeal to commute the death sentence

of domestic helper Marilou Ranario, who has been convicted of murdering her
employer.
“I'm thankful for the compassion and understanding of the Emir, who, because
of our request -- and this [is] the first time this happened in the history
of the emirate -- promised not to proceed with the execution of Marilou
Ranario,” Arroyo said.
Arroyo said the Emir assured her that at the “right time” he would look into

the possibility of reducing Ranario's prison term.
Arroyo also relayed the results of her meetings with King Juan Carlos and
Queen Sofia of Spain, Spanish premier Jose Luis Zapatero, and Queen Elizabeth of

the United Kingdom. She said she was able to refresh the Philippines'
security, economic and diplomatic ties with what she regarded as “our
allies.”
She said she recounted to the Spanish leaders her plan to return the teaching
of the Spanish language in the Philippines, saying these will improve
Filipino workers' competitiveness in a world that has seen the continuing rise
in
the use of the Spanish tongue.
In the UK, the President recounted her meeting with former Prime Minister
Tony Blair, who was involved in the Northern Ireland peace process and was now
helping in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
“[We] exchanged views on world events and on the possibility that we might
learn something from him that we can apply in our peace process in Mindanao,”

she said.
In her visits to Spain, UK and Kuwait, Arroyo said she encountered Filipino
workers that have contributed to the economy of their host countries. She said
she thanked the Spanish and British monarchs for the good treatment given to
OFWs.
The President also said she and the other members of her delegation were able
to convince many businessmen to invest in the Philippines, thus create more
jobs and livelihood opportunities, particularly in the provinces.
Through Albay Governor Joey Salceda, Arroyo said the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya
Argentaria approved a possible 800 million euros in investment and suppliers'
credit for the Philippines, covering projects on renewable energy, modern ports
and other infrastructure.
Through Representative Dodo Mandanas, Arroyo said controversial Saudi
billionaire Adnan Khashoggi and the Abu Dhabi Investment Corp. committed to
entering into $500-million worth of build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects for
the
economic zones in the Port of Batangas and Lipa Airport.
Indra, a Spanish firm, would be expanding their information technology
operations in the Philippines and join biddings for the improvement of the
country's air traffic control system, while Bionor Transformacion signed an
agreement with the Philippine Agricultural Development and Commercial Corp. to
develop at least 100,00-hectares of Jatropha plantations in Palawan.
In London, Arroyo said the Mittal group reiterated its plan to put up a
$1.6-billion integrated steel mill in Iligan City while the Anglo American
conglomerate, relayed its continuing efforts to investing in the Philippine
mining
industry.
As of posting time, Arroyo is presiding over a meeting of the
Legislative-Executive Development Council on proposed key legislations.
At noon, the President will preside over a meeting of the National
Anti-Poverty Commission, and at 2 p.m. she will attend a “stakeholders’
meeting” with
representatives of the education sector.
She is also scheduled to meet with Ranario’s family.
At 7 p.m., the President will attend the 100th anniversary of the Philippine
Columbian Association in Manila.With a report from Lira Dalangin-Fernandez,
INQUIRER.net; Originally posted at 2:26am



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)1/2/2008 2:12:47 PM
From: StockDung  Respond to of 574
 
Gold mine claim lures investors - and investigators

American Metal Market > March 9, 1987
Barry Brown
Gold Mine Claim Lures Investors--and Investigators

It is no secret that the gold rush under way in the mining industry today is not analagous to the gold rushes of past decades. Rather, those firms faced with prices, and consequently profits, for base metals in the doldrums, have turned to the lustrous metal to brighten their corporate bottom lines. The facts are quite obvious.

The average world cost to mine gold these days is about $200 a troy ounce. International gold prices have been hovering around the $400-pertroy-ounce mark. Not a bad profit for one's investment.

But the word has leaked out to the general public and now everyone wants into the act, including those who believe you can make fortunes on fool's gold.

The Gannett Westchester (N.Y.) newspapers and the Denver Post recently published an article we thought would tickle the funny bone of any historical buff in the metals business.

We are printing the full text of the story here so that you can decide if this is a good mining investment.

FOOL'S GOLD?

The opportunity to buy shares in a company with rights to the legendary King Solomon's Mines, from which the Biblical king was said to have received huge offerings daily, may sound too good to believe.

But when Saudi Arabian billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, once reported to be the richest man in the world, becomes chairman of the Denver-based firm making the claims, investors--and investigators --are not too far behind.

News of the rich mines, which Khashoggi, a figure in the U.S.-Iran arms deal, says were discovered in the West African country of Mali on property owned by Denver-based Mali-American Mines Ltd., also caught the attention of Vancouver Stock Exchange officials.

The exchange, which halted trading in shares of a Canadian mining company involved in the deal, is looking into whether the mines actually exist.

Vault Explorations Ltd., a small British Columbia gold exploration company, began trading on the Vancouver exchange Nov. 20 and rumors began to circulate that the firm would become a partner with the Khashoggi-associated American company that owned the so-called "King Solomon's Mines.'

Although Vault had done nothing more than announce it had drilled a few exploratory wells near Kamloops, British Columbia, the company's stock soared from 25 cents to 48 cents (U.S.) in its first seven days of trading, with 450,000 shares changing hands.

On Jan. 5 the price was up to $1.39. The next day Vault rose from $2.08 to $2.50 a share in 18 minutes of hectic trading, bringing the stock to 10 times its opening value. Because of the price jump, Vancouver exchange officials ordered a temporary trading halt pending additional information on Vault's rumored partnership with Mali-American.

On Jan. 7, the day after trading was halted, the stock exchange made public a news release issued by Vault and Khashoggi, representing Mali American. The release said that Mali, of which Khashoggi is chairman, had found an enormous reserve of "gold, diamonds and other precious metals' in Mali and that 95 million shares in the venture holding "the legendary King Solomon's Mines' would be sold through Vault.

Khashoggi also said in the release that the Mali reserves will bring prosperity to Mali and help stabilize world finances.

In an accompanying news release, Vault president Maurice Hamellin explained that Mali-American would gain control of Vault through a complex stock swap "equal to the amount of recoverable gold and diamond reserves' in the Mali mines. The agreement stipulated that Hamellin sell his majority interest of 750,000 shares in Vault to Mali-American for 2 cents a share, or $15,000.

Unsatisfied with the information coming from Vault, the Vancouver exchange sent the case on Jan. 12 to the British Columbia Superintendent of Brokers, Michael Ross.

Ross says all he has received from Vault so far is a geological report that he describes as full of "uncertainty, fluff and fuzz.'

The stock exchange's investigation into Vault follows an ongoing investigation into two other Khashoggi-associated Canadian companies, Tangent Oil & Gas Ltd. and Skyhigh Resources Ltd.

Two of Skyhigh's directors, Donald Fraser and Walter Ernie Miller, have been implicated in Khashoggi's Iran arms financing.

Between November 1985 and January 1986 Vertex Finances S.A. and Euro Commercial Finances B.V., the two Cayman Island-based companies controlled by Fraser and Miller, loaned Khashoggi $30 million. Part of that money allegedly was used by Khashoggi to help provide financing for one of the arms sales.

Khashoggi is reported to be assetrich and cash-poor, with more than $150 million in debts and a growing list of lawsuits.

But Paul Esquivel, a mining analyst with Davidson Partners of Toronto, says that when people hear that Khashoggi is involved with a company "everybody from dentists to board directors wants in. They're convinced the stock will go up.'

In reality, Esquivel says, promoters play up an alleged Khashoggi involvement, and trading in the stock exchange becomes "like a pyramid game where the little guy gets burned.'

Esquivel says promotional claims about stocks usually have some basis in fact, and because it isn't illegal to say you have found what may be King Solomon's mines a lot of people are going to invest on the hope it may turn out to be true.

"You can make a lot of money from nothing,' he said. "It's done all the time.'

COPYRIGHT 1987 Reed Business Information
COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)1/10/2008 1:21:08 PM
From: StockDung  Respond to of 574
 
TV investment adviser goes on trial
From wire service reports
Article Launched: 01/08/2008 09:01:22 AM PST

Television commentator and investment adviser Courtney Smith is scheduled to go on trial today, accused of participating in a stock manipulation scheme that resulted in the loss of $130 million.

Smith was named in a Feb. 7, 2005, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint. His trial in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles is expected to last about five days.

Smith has made frequent appearances on CNN, Fox News Channel, CNBC and Bloomberg TV offering financial advice and stock tips.

The SEC complaint alleges Smith played a role in an unlawful scheme to manipulate the stock price of the now-defunct Van Nuys-based public company, GenesisIntermedia, Inc. (GENI).

When the scheme collapsed in September 2001, the company's stock price plunged, resulting in the bankruptcy of three brokerage firms and the largest bailout in the history of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, the SEC alleges.

As Smith's punishment, the SEC is seeking civil penalties, a permanent injunction against him as well as an accounting of all the money he obtained as a result of his alleged illegal conduct.

In a separate criminal case related to the alleged scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office pursued charges against Smith in 2005. After a 12-day trial the following year, Smith was acquitted on all 11 counts against him.

The SEC alleges that the scheme took place between September 1999 and September 2001 and that Smith was aided by a Saudi national reputed to be an international arms dealer and financier.

Another participant in the alleged scheme -- GENI's chief executive officer -- secretly paid Smith for touting GENI stock on television, thus creating demand for the stock, according to the SEC's complaint.

The SEC also claims that Smith knowingly made a series of false and misleading statements about GENI's performance outlook on Wall Street in order to artificially drive up its stock price.

In return for his part in the scheme, the SEC alleges that Smith was paid more than $800,000.

dailybreeze.com



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)1/10/2008 1:21:43 PM
From: StockDung  Respond to of 574
 
Adnan Khashoggi 'to Invest in Grand Canal Project'

Saudi entrepeneur Adnan Khashoggi

President-elect Lee Myung-bak has reportedly contacted the billionaire Saudi arms dealer and businessman Adnan Khashoggi, who has expressed an interest in investing in Lee’s cross-country canal project and the Saemangeum development project. A Lee aide said a member of the presidential Transition Committee met with a representative for Khashoggi, who is said to be planning a press conference on his decision to invest in Korea.
Khashoggi started his career as an agent for Lockheed Martin and built his fortune as an arms dealer and oil exporter. In 2000, he planned to build an international tourism and leisure complex in Ahnmyeon Island, South Chungcheong Province, but the plan was thwarted. According to a Lee aide, Khashoggi had close relationships with former president Park Chung-hee and is forming new business ties with the president-elect, whom he “regards as a second President Park.”

Lee also contacted multinational investors based in the U.S. and China, who are reportedly willing to put US$10 billion into Korea.

Meanwhile, Lee will send Sagong Il, head of the national competitiveness special committee of the presidential Transition Committee as an envoy to the Davos Forum. He will also dispatch Yoon Jin-shik, a former minister of commerce, industry and energy, to Japan. Yoon, the head of an investment taskforce in the competitiveness team, will brief Japanese lawmakers about the new government’s policy directions.

Lee also sent a letter to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, asking him to choose Korea’s first supersonic military trainer jet T-50 as the United Arab Emirates’ next-generation trainer aircraft.

(englishnews@chosun.com )



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)2/1/2008 4:45:27 PM
From: StockDung  Respond to of 574
 
Adnan Kashoggi, British warrant out for his arrest.

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UBS deal died over unexplained money
livemint.com

The reluctance of a top Swiss bank to help Indian investigators is slowing the unravelling of an intricate multinational trail of money transfers between an Indian horse owner and a fugitive Saudi arms dealer Urvi Mahajani, Manish Pachouly and Yogesh JoshiMumbai / Pune: The reluctance of a top Swiss bank to help Indian investigators is slowing the unravelling of an intricate multinational trail of money transfers—across Switzerland, New York, the British Virgin Islands and Pune—between an Indian horse owner and a fugitive Saudi arms dealer, according to officials in the Enforcement Directorate, the government body that investigates economic crimes.

A top official in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) who did not wish to be identified confirmed on Friday that the agency’s officials, in December 2007, had advised the Indian government not to clear a Rs467 crore plan by UBS (United Bank of Switzerland) AG, the world’s biggest wealth management company, to buy the Indian mutual fund business of Standard Chartered Bank because the Swiss bank had not helped track international money transfers of Pune horse owner Hassan Ali Khan.
Investigators from the ED, who recently claim to have found $8 billion in the Swiss bank accounts of Hasan Ali Khan, say they now have evidence of a $300 million transfer to him (via a Chase Manhattan bank account in New York) from billionaire Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, whose arms supplies to Tamil terrorists, the LTTE, were revealed during an investigation into the 1991 assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
Home turf: Hassan Ali Khan (second from right, in safari suit) with wife Rheema (second from left) and father-in-law Abbas Ali Khan (fourth from right). As the Bombay high court hears an Enforcement Directorate plea not to return passports to Khan and his wife Rheema, the Hindustan Times has previewed a secret ED report that reveals the agency’s attempts to find the links between Khan and Khashoggi.
As evidence the report quotes a notation, “funds from weapon sales”, made by UBS AG, a top-tier investment banking and securities firm, after it froze an account belonging to Hassan Ali Khan, the Pune horse owner, following the $300 million transfer to him—it isn’t clear when— from Khashoggi.
“I would not like to talk about this,” said UBS India managing director and chairperson Manisha Girotra, referring all questions to the bank’s spokesperson.
“As a truly global entity, our policy on such issues is to comply with the laws and regulations in each host country, while at the same time, complying with the banking laws in Switzerland,” the UBS spokesperson said in an email. The spokesperson declined to comment specifically on the arms sale notation.
The government has told the Bombay high court that the Khans are “virtually absconding” and if they are allowed to leave India, investigations could collapse. Khan’s counsel, Milind Sathe, said his client “regularly appeared before the Directorate”. Asked where Khan was, his main lawyer, Mugdha Jadhav, said: “Can’t tell you, sorry.”
At Pune race course, HT found Hassan Ali Khan’s father-in-law, Abbas Ali Khan, who said his son-in-law was “not well” and in Mumbai. He dismissed all allegations.
Hassan Ali Khan has three Indian passports—issued from Pune, Patna and Mumbai; he also applied for passports from Guwahati and Chandigarh— and he and his wife have applied to Switzerland for citizenship, another ED official who did not wish to be identified said. Passport authorities in those three cities are now trying to find out how three passports were issued to Khan.
Kashoggi now lives a quiet life in the principality of Monaco. There is a British warrant out for his arrest.
Another top official at ED who also did not wish to be identified said Kashoggi’s $300-million transfer was “only the tip of the iceberg” and that the agency was trying to connect the dots in the global trail, which also includes evidence of another $290 million in two “fictitious companies” created by Hassan Ali Khan and a friend in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. All the money transfers are recorded in a laptop seized in January 2007 from Hassan Ali Khan’s house in Pune and while investigators believe this is laundered money, there is no direct evidence. They would also need corroboratory evidence to establish that these transfers have anything to do with terror networks.
“These are all false allegations,” said Sathe. Asked about the $300 million transfer from Khashoggi, he said: “When the Enforcement Directorate questions us, we shall give a reply.”
The ED official, who confirmed the agency’s involvement in spiking UBS’ deal with Standard Chartered, said the Swiss bank had told Indian investigators to get a letter rogatory, a formal request from an Indian court to a Swiss court. This is a complicated process and would have needed to be routed through the ministry of external affairs, and it would have involved finding and presenting clear evidence of Hassan Ali’s links to terror.
It now seems apparent that UBS’ stand in the ongoing investigation led to the collapse of its deal with Standard Chartered Bank.
In a December report, Mint said that the Reserve Bank, India’s banking regulator, would not approve the deal because of possible money laundering through the Swiss bank involving certain transactions of Khan. On Friday, RBI declined to comment. “We are a civil body,” a spokesperson said. “Whenever we find violations, issued to be investigated, we hand over the information to the Enforcement Directorate. We have not issued any comments on the issue of UBS.”
In December, Standard Chartered, the parent of Standard Chartered Bank in India, sent a notice to stock exchanges in London and Hong Kong, where it is listed, saying it would not proceed with the deal, without giving a reason.(Hindustan Times)
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To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)2/6/2008 12:54:51 PM
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RBI puts UBS licence on hold, appoints finance ministry official on its panel news

06 February 2008

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has put on hold a banking licence to Swiss banking giant UBS AG, because of its reluctance to co-operate with the authorities to trace multinational money transfers - across Switzerland, New York, the British Virgin Islands and Pune - between Indian stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan and a fugitive Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.

The RBI also appointed Arun Ramanathan, secretary (financial sector) of the union finance ministry, to one of its committees on the financial sector.

The committee will assist the central bank on financial sector assessment, the central bank said in a statement.

The central bank also rejected UBS deal to buy the Indian mutual fund business of Standard Chartered Bank for Rs467 crore ($118.2 million).

Standard Chartered, which is focusing on its core banking operations, said it has received several bids for its 75 per cent stake in an Indian mutual fund business.

The Asia-focused British bank has been hunting for fresh buyers for the fund operations after a proposed $118 million deal with UBS AG fell apart in December due to regulatory delays.

UBS was ready to commence its banking operations in India and had already identified a premise to open its branch, sources familiar with the developments said.

UBS is present in India through its broking and investment banking arm UBS Securities India Pvt. Ltd. It also runs a private wealth management business and an offshore unit in Hyderabad.



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)4/23/2008 10:26:41 AM
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April 23, 2008 (Sawf News) - A former prostitute, Denize Hewitt, claims that some of the world's most powerful and rich men were Heather Mills' sugar daddies. A Saudi Prince, Australian tycoon Kerry Packer, and Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi all paid Mills for sex.

She was speaking out on an explosive Channel 4 documentary, Heather Mills: What Really Happened. The show also featured Heather's dad Mark Mills, her ghost writer and the sister of her first husband.

Hewitt, a former friend of Heather Mills, claims the two of them were high-class prostitutes, who returned favors by providing "full sex and girly-girly scenes" for $20,000 a-night.

According to Hewitt, Mills manipulated McCartney into marrying her by giving him an ultimatum.

Mills said, 'I'll give him an ultimatum and if he doesn't marry me within say eight months, ten months, I'm going to leave him'."

She said Mills often talked degradingly about McCartney before she married him. She said stuff like, "Well look at me, I'm marrying an old man with bigger t*ts than me."

news.sawf.org



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)4/30/2008 9:52:43 PM
From: StockDung  Respond to of 574
 
Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank (Liechtenstein) AG (the Respondent)

Policy Documents
Decisions & Orders

Document Sub-category: Notices of Hearing
Document No.: 2007/12/19
Subject: Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank , et al. [Amended Notice of Hearing]
Amendments:
Published Date: 12/20/2007
Effective Date: 12/19/2007 _________________________

2007 BCSECCOM 753
Amended Notice of Hearing

Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank (Liechtenstein) AG
(the Respondent)

Section 161 of the Securities Act, RSBC 1996, c. 418

1 The Commission will hold a hearing at which the Executive Director will tender evidence, make submissions and apply for orders against the Respondent under sections 161 and 174 of the Securities Act, RSBC 1996, c. 418 (the Act), based on the following facts:

The Respondent
1. Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank (Liechtenstein) AG (Hypo Bank) is a Liechtenstein-domiciled bank.

2. During the period of November 1, 2006 to August 31, 2007 (the Relevant Period), Hypo Bank held accounts (the Hypo Bank Accounts) with eleven British Columbia investment dealers.

3. During the Relevant Period Hypo Bank, through its employees or third parties, purchased and sold (transacted) securities through the Hypo Bank Accounts for the benefit of third parties who were the beneficial owners of the securities (the Beneficial Owners).

Suspicious activity
Predominantly United States over-the-counter markets and sales
4. During the Relevant Period, approximately:

(a) 89% of the total volume and 85% of the total value of all of the securities transacted through the Hypo Bank Accounts were sales;

(b) 90% of the volume of securities transacted through the Hypo Bank Accounts was in issuers whose securities were quoted on the United States Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) or Pink Sheets LLC (Pink Sheets);

(c) 430,000,000 securities constituting $130,000,000 of OTCBB and Pink Sheets securities were transacted through the Hypo Bank Accounts; and

(d) 91% of the volume and 89% of the value of the OTCBB and Pink Sheets securities transacted through the Hypo Bank Accounts were sales.

Spammed securities transacted in the Hypo Bank Accounts
5. During the Relevant Period, approximately:
(a) 9% of the issuers (spammed issuers) whose securities were transacted through the Hypo Bank Accounts were the subject of promotional emails (spam);

(b) $11,000,000 of spammed issuers’ securities (spammed securities) were transacted through the Hypo Bank Accounts;

(c) 67,000,000 spammed securities were transacted through the Hypo Bank Accounts; and

(d) 96% of the volume and 88% of the value of spammed securities transacted through the Hypo Bank Accounts were sales.

6. The high volume of sales of spammed securities through the Hypo Bank Accounts is an indicator of potential participation by some or all of the Beneficial Owners in transactions which contributed to a misleading appearance of trading activity in, or an artificial price for, securities traded in British Columbia, contrary to section 57 of the Act.

Large volume of market’s total trading in certain spammed issuers
7. During the Relevant Period, the Hypo Bank Accounts’ trades in certain spammed issuers (the Specific Spammed Issuers) accounted for between approximately 20% and 70% of the total market volume of transactions in the Specific Spammed Issuers.

8. The high volume of the Hypo Bank Accounts’ trades in the Specific Spammed Issuers relative to the total market volume of transactions in the Specific Spammed Issuers is particularly indicative of potential participation by some or all of the Beneficial Owners in transactions which contributed to a misleading appearance of trading activity in, or an artificial price for, securities traded in British Columbia, contrary to section 57 of the Act.

Identities of the Beneficial Owners
9. Commission staff have attempted for months to obtain the names and contact information of the Beneficial Owners (the Identities), but have been unable to do so.

10. Hypo Bank says that because of Liechtenstein banking laws it is unable to provide the Identities to Commission staff.

11. On the application of Commission staff, the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority ordered that some of the Identities be disclosed to the staff (the Disclosure Order).

12. Hypo Bank is appealing the Disclosure Order, as are some of the Beneficial Owners.

Public interest
13. The suspicious activity detailed above indicates that some or all of the Beneficial Owners may have used the Hypo Bank Accounts to participate in transactions which contributed to a misleading appearance of trading activity in, or an artificial price for, securities traded in British Columbia contrary to section 57 of the Act.

14. Without knowing the identity of the Beneficial Owners, Commission staff are unable to collect the evidence that would allow staff to confirm whether some or all of the Beneficial Owners have contravened the Act or acted contrary to the public interest.

15. It is in the public interest for Hypo Bank to cease trading in British Columbia.

¶ 2 The Hearing will be held at the 12th Floor Hearing Room, 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, on January 30, 2008.

¶ 3 The Respondent may be represented by counsel at the Hearing and may make representations and lead evidence. The Respondent is requested to advise the Commission of its intention to attend by contacting the Secretary to the Commission at PO Box 10142, Pacific Centre, 5th Floor, 701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1L2, phone: (604) 899-6500; email: commsec@bcsc.bc.ca.

¶ 4 Determinations may be made in this matter if the Respondent or his counsel does not appear at the Hearing.

¶ 5 December 19, 2007

¶ 6 Brenda M. Leong
Executive Director



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)4/30/2008 10:44:26 PM
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Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank intends to avoid further losses with General Partners

Nevertheless two-figure improvements to results expected – any losses are no problem for the Hypo – everything already value adjusted

Negative chain of events around the General Partners Group

Klagenfurt, July 17, 2001. After the Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank has called in the Supervisory Authority with respect to one of the banks closely related to the General Partners Group – the former WMP Bank which is now known under the name of General Commerce Bank - as early as in October 2000, the suspicions around the GP Group, which is active in the field of real estate, brokerage and investment management, are becoming stronger. In order to prevent or limit losses for both lenders and investors, the Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank AG has filed a statement of the facts of the case with the Klagenfurt State Attorney’s Office. ”Despite this case, we will still achieve a record result in the current year, and the provisions set aside for the GP Group will be easily dealt with and will not affect the planned results;” emphasises Dr. Kulterer.

As the media reported months ago, a number of Austrian banks are in business relationships with the General Partners group of companies and have receivables outstanding. A number of inconsistencies have now occasioned the Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank to notify the State Attorney’s Office. For the Chairman of the Executive Board, Dr. Wolfgang Kulterer, the prime focus is on the protection of the customers while at the same time preventing further losses to Austrian banks. The Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank AG is primarily concerned about the clarification of the matter, now that the GP Group is no longer satisfying its obligations to the bank. The Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank has no interest whatsoever in taking over the Group or a part of it, as alleged by Wolfgang Köstner, who is regarded as the central person within the Group. On the contrary, the Hypo ceded a loan commitment with the WMP Bank at the beginning of the year and terminated the business relationship with this enterprise.

The move by the Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank AG is only one further step in a long chain of events that extends from the imposition of state supervision on the WMP Bank, the suspension of stock exchange trading, liquidity problems, GP Immobilien’s petition for bankruptcy, the filing of a statement of the facts of the case to the Vienna State Attorney’s Office by a major Austrian bank and disputes with former managerial staff, to a petition for the attachment of Schloss Freyenthurn. The measure taken by the Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank is also justified by the fact that the GP Group has failed to comply with its obligations and that the calling in of receivables outstanding has had no effect.

The General Partners Group was in the past also active on the Austrian capital market and issued papers that were subscribed by both institutional and private investors. In addition, the shares of some of the companies are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Whether investors will be affected by any illegalities will depend on the further development of the case. GP Group securities have probably been placed throughout Austria, while a majority of the loans are probably held by persons closely associated with the GP Group.

Contact
Silvia Graf
HYPO ALPE-ADRIA-BANK AG
PR International
phone: 0463/5860-880
Email: silvia.graf@hypo-alpe-adria.com



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)11/25/2008 3:41:49 PM
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Irving Kott as you know was connected to JB Oxford Holdings



JB Oxford Holdings buys Stockwalk.com.

Source: Finance and Commerce Daily Newspaper, MN

Publication Date: 12-FEB-02


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In page 298, remembranza does one of the actions of Kassoghi in Marbella and we took very textually from its book: “In 1986, Altaf Nazzerali (the strong man of Irving Kott of Luxembourg, representative of the BBCI in that city), and the main bankers of Luxembourg, Paris and Brussels, they met continuously in the yacht of luxury of called Kassoghi Nabila, or in its called property the Baraka of two thousand hectares, to enjoy good wines and women. In 1985 to celebrate its 50 years it reunited to 400 guests between whom they were Connery (007), Shirley Bassey, Brooke Shields, George Hamilton and the cream and the cream of the banking and financial sector and European intelligence, celebration that one week lasted all and cost but of 30 million dollars, and in that his second wife, the Italian Licks, used a dress of Coco Chanel of 50 thousand dollars and brought a South African diamond of 21 carats. That was the coronation of king Midas Kassoghi”.

CEDEL

Banking fascism

BY JUEN LEÓN* RAMON JIMÉNEZ
(Exclusive for Voices of the Journalist)



CEDEL comes to be the culmination of the political sinarquismo that has evolved from the years of postwar period towards a global militarism (globalitarismo) handled by the financial elites of Wall s$street and the City of London, and has become the religion of the neoliberal ones that changes towards religious fundamentalists of the market, neoconservatives and soon towards genocidas straussianos fanatics.

That mezcolanza of ideas we are facing the democratic forces that we wished an order global but based on right commerce, one cuts international that judges, besides the political genocide, the banking genocide, because the new tactics of the forces of the evil, are centered in the ruthless banking usury that undresses indebted properties of the global ones which they do not find exit to the massive indebtedness which they generate the new strategies of individualized marketing, the based consumption, not in the spending power of the currency, but - as the imperial circle raises George Soros in its classic methodology already handling and knowledge of very high and sophisticated political economy, that it includes multidimensional and multi-factor, Marxist and poskeynesiano analysis that also analyzes flows of originating money of the dark side of the globalisation (money laundering, piracy, evasion of taxes, merchandise contraband and arms, drug) but how those resources are canalized towards the financial markets, that do not finish falling in spite of the auguries of many as deep analysts as Larouche and so sanctioned as the Nobel prizes Stiglitz and Mundell, because these simultaneously do not understand that they are recycle with these resources of the infra-world.

For that reason books that happen unnoticed like the Business, of Carlos Loret de Mola, a conductive brilliant of televising programs, investigate and mencioa about the “business” and conclude that this one already represents the 65 percent of the Mexican economy and the 25 percent of the American. For that reason the theory of the spending power of the currency or PPP-Purchasing parity to power, of the Swedish economist, Gustav Kassel, famous fact by the Economist magazine in its Big Mac Index, does not work, distorts and confuses the global analyses of economists of the stature of Paul Samuelson, that it raised in the model of 1964 “Long run PPP: Kassel or Balassa-Samuelson”; www.uh.edu/~rprodan, of the University of Houston, and the page of economy of the University of Birmigham, www.economics.bham.ac.uk/macdonald/lecture2a.ppt, and the neoclassic now neoliberal hayekanos and, as they cannot explain the implication of dark flows, speak of the EFFECT PENN and of which the open markets and the free competition are necessary so that the PPP occurs.

That is to say, the problem is not in the formal market of the global economies, but in the criminalized flows of the low world that have arrived until the presidential levels of the world-wide powers and the same Vatican, since it has been it demonstrated in the cases of the Ambrosian Bank, the Nugan Hand Australian Bank and the BBCI of Saudi Arabia. For that reason book was worth it of Revelations, of Ernest Pockets, on center international of finances global of Prime banks, that is located in the SWIFT, located in the Hulpe, Brussels, and that comes to be like a species of World-wide Clearing house, that was based on 1977 like Euroclear, that begins with operations of cash, operations in currencies called Spot or to 48 hours or simply YOU COVER, in the Soros comes to be the Guru.gururum, and imply great leverages until of 100:1 and great margins of operation of up to two by hundreds of the volume of contracts of currencies or contract size (c/s), metals and another type of operations like governmental debt, certificates of the treasuries, enterprise debt, where they are immediately involved the Ambrosian Bank and the BCCI - that soon would be called CEDEL- to which Backes dedicates all the chapter six. Institution specializes in handling of money digital or virtual, that begins to finance to preservative and rightist parties (p.285, op.cit) in called tactics the criminal STIFTUNGEN, in which the directions issued to the Opus Dei and the Order to them of the Horsemen of Malta, but flows were canalized to the bank of the company, (BCCI of Khalid Bin Mafhouz, brother-in-law of Osama Bin Laden) and one of the main receivers was Adnan Kassoghi, the dealing major of arms of the world, great friend of obvious Nixon and Ronald Reagan and of the Bushes. He was also brother-in-law of Mohamed To the Fayed, owner of the Harrod's Warehouses of London (to remember that the beautiful Lady Spencer Morning call was fianc2ee of its son and heir, Dodi To the Fayed and dies in very suspicious circumstances.)

In page 298, remembranza does one of the actions of Kassoghi in Marbella and we took very textually from its book: “In 1986, Altaf Nazzerali (the strong man of Irving Kott of Luxembourg, representative of the BBCI in that city), and the main bankers of Luxembourg, Paris and Brussels, they met continuously in the yacht of luxury of called Kassoghi Nabila, or in its called property the Baraka of two thousand hectares, to enjoy good wines and women. In 1985 to celebrate its 50 years it reunited to 400 guests between whom they were Connery (007), Shirley Bassey, Brooke Shields, George Hamilton and the cream and the cream of the banking and financial sector and European intelligence, celebration that one week lasted all and cost but of 30 million dollars, and in that his second wife, the Italian Licks, used a dress of Coco Chanel of 50 thousand dollars and brought a South African diamond of 21 carats. That was the coronation of king Midas Kassoghi”.

With the enormous resources of CEDEL, Kassoghi begins to grow extremely at global level buying cattle companies, banks, farms in Argentina, a fleet of Finnish load called Saudi Shipping Co., partner of the Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marks and his wife Imelda (a) the shoemaker, to those who it advised like obtaining great sums of the dark side of the globalisation; also partner of dictator Cuban Fulgencio Batiste, who, before leaving exiled Cuba, had allowed that the gangster Jew Meyer Lansky lent his yacht to remove to his money - money to him from the Cuban town towards Islands Cayman, where also founded with the banker Cuban Guillermo Hernandez Cartaya the World Finance Corp that soon would have offices in NYC, London, Madrid, Luxembourg, City of Mexico, City of Panama, Caracas, Bogota, Lima, San jOse, Kingston, the Fertile valleys, San Antonio and Miami.

Later, the Batiste resources were oriented towards the Middle East and with Kassoghi it founded the First Arabian Bank, next to Lebanese capital of Roger Tamaraz, and the Ajman Arab Bank in United Arab Emirates, where they are associated with Dick Cheney and Halliburton (this one multinational company leaves the United States legally and its matrix moves to Dubai and its offices to Mexico and Latin America. They would settle in Forecastle, Coahuila, Mexico, with the support of the senator panista, Ernesto Saro Broadman, ex- mayor of Arizpe Branches, area conurbada with Forecastle and industrial park with hundreds of companies).

When the Cubans defrauded to the Ajman bank, they were rescued by the BCCI; Kassoghi was partner of Bush in Energy Bullet mold of San Antonio, Texas, from where it sent to the consisting of Irangate the traffic traffic of arms for the Con Nicaraguan with the support of Israel and its agency of intelligence, the Mossad, where they used the arms obstructed by the government of EUA in the war Iraqian, counting on the support of the agent of the Shah of Iran, Manucher Ghorbanifar, and with the family Bin Laden, that abrió to the oil businesses with then young the George Bush son to him in Shrub Oil de Midland, Texas, through oil tanker texano Roy F. Fuhrmann, that was intimate friend of the head of the company, William Casey, head of George Bush father.

Antonio Leaño Alvarez of the Castle: greater head


The arms negotiated with cocaine were missiles antitank TOW, and antiaircraft missiles type HAWK} to Tampico of the Fleishman, old representative of the Standard Oil of the Rockefeller and Guggenheim-who still have his wealth based on gold of Santa Barbara, Chihuahua- and soon representing of the Coca-Cola of where she double left Vicente Fox and its tutorial Korrodi Linen and the strange one Marta Sahagun, never presented/displayed to means, the one of Juárez City, Carlota Robinson Kawaghi, both washing machines of money by means of the organization Friendly of Fox.

Besides the villains already met like Korrodi Linen, Carlota has a relative Abdo Kawaghi, companion of parrandas and private secretary of Kassoghi, like the famous affair of the Call Girls of the French Riviera (p.307) that was a network of prostitution and drug distribution, thus was condemned to three years of jail in 1984. Also near the boxer of the Ecological Green Party, Jorge Kawaghi, Red Carlos Magnon and Miguel Hakim - suspicious of being agent of the Mossad and that flatters to major of the Bribiesca loafers its luxurious department to him of the exclusive zone of Gallerias in Houston. But the key man in this subject and to that never they investigated the authorities of the IFE, is a Pole of name Jean-Martin Popiel, although there are some who think that this enigmatic subject is only one smoke screen after which they hide in the anonymity powerful individual bound to the extreme Mexican right or including the international drug trafficking, which always stayed behind the reflectors endorsing the candidacy of the guanajuatense Vicente Fox to arrive at the peak of the power in Mexico.

Close friend to Fox was Luis Ernesto Derbez Baptist, (a dark economist of the UASLP, friend and companion of Francisco Montemayor Castle, - ex- delegate in Coyoacán when Manuel Camacho Soli's was runs of the City of Mexico and Marcelo Ebrard was secretary of government now been in Puebla and put in scandals regarding the water. Also companion of Rogelio Oranday Branches, secretary of Social Development of Rogelio Montemayor Seguy, ex- governor of Coahuila and ex- director of PEMEX and defendant of the Pemexgate, another pestilent subject of money laundering. All of them are original of Savins, Coahuila.

Oranday branches, in the degree in SLP, had like thesis, Grant and use of the human resources in the State of San Luis Potosí 1950-1970. It toiled in the Secretary of the Work in the era of Porfirio Muñoz Ledo and you order under them of doctor Guadalupe Mendoza Berruelo, sister of also the ex- governor of Coahuila, Eliseo Mendoza Berrueto.

Derbez founded on the city of Puebla along with its Pink wife Maria Aranda Go'mez (suspicious also of money laundering in this subject and it wants the candidacy of the BREAD to the gubernatura of Puebla) an organization to which they called the Institute the International of Leon Finances. In agreement with presented/displayed incorporation papers 09023230 before Public Notary, he appointed president of his “institute” contributing a capital of 480 thousand pesos, whereas her wife was designated to vice-president contributing a capital of 120 thousand pesos. Besides this “institute”, other similars were based on Monterrey and Puebla. This last one will be the one in charge to receive transferences of money coming from Europe of the company located in Belgium, call Dehydration Technologies, that presented/displayed its last declaration of taxes in Belgium in 1997, before the group Friendly of Fox was legally registered before Public Notary in Mexico the 28 of January of 1998 for the first time. When it was registered with a new address, the authorities in Belgium reached the conclusion that the company presented/displayed all the typical characteristics of an operation of money laundering. Part of this was published in the Reformation newspaper the 1 of June of the 2002. The company, property of Jean-Martin Popiel, was established in Namur, a district of Brussels, the 30 of August of 1994, under the heading of foods, fresh fruits and vegetables and with the commercial registry 98D007, in which they appear three branchs located in Poland, the United States and Honduras. In the American case, the branch is domiciled in Alexandria, Virginia - place near the company, under the direction of Paul Popiel, who has his direction in Ul. Zamkowa 3, Kurozweki, 28 200 Staszow, that is recovering on the part of the Polish government the Palace of kurozweki. europanostra.org 4/po_kurosweki.htm,

After three years of operations, the 30 of November of 1997 the company closed its direction in Namur with the aim of mudar of the street Sentier DES 5 Bonniers with number 4, in the town of Grez Doiceau, to 30 kilometers to the south of Brussels. The financial report of the company, filed in the data base (integrated by 700 thousand companies) of the CCIB, with soothes in Brussels, has waked up the attention of the national authorities, not only by questions of fiscal evasion, but also by the red numbers and the great movement of capital between Mexico, Italy, and Belgium.

Between 1994 and 1997 Dehydration Technologies Belgium S.A., received loans of Capital Elysees Development, by a total of 14,842 million Euros and registered losses by 2,121 million Euros. The same phenomenon reflected the rest of the branchs, especially denominated the Products of the Tropic, apparently with soothes in Honduras. But the data that has waked up the attention of members of the Department of Investigation of the CCIB, regulating organ of the financial sector, is the great concentration of capital in financial subjects (10,801 million Euros) and not indeed in those related to the supposed activities of the company (338 thousand Euros). “This smells very badly. It has all the dot of a structure of money laundering, is class one”, agreed three the four experts who analyzed cuartillas that integrates the report of the company updated until March of the present year and that they asked were not revealed his identities.

It happened something worrisome extremely when it left published the edition number 1335 of the magazine Process and soon it has been investigated that Antonio Leaño Alvarez of the Castle was I complete link of the sinarquista chain, in its numerous ones and or made biographies it is presented/displayed like a notable licensed in right, a mess orderly, a social activist, a prominent and successful industralist, a university teacher, a devotee catholic incapable to badly do or to wish nobody, a collector artistic work refining of famous personages like Héctor Nájera, president of the Council of the Barramar Group. So it is possible to be seen him accompanied by the ex- president by Mexico Ernesto Zedillo in the inauguration by the hotel Grand Bay (28 of September of 1996) in which has direct participation, receiving a doctorate in laws of the University of Victory (British Columbia, Canada, 6 of June of the 2003), connected via satellite with the president of the World Bank James D. Wolfenshon inaugurating the Center Mexico GDLN-LAC (Global Learning Network in Latin America and the Caribbean) with his soothes EDUCON in Guadalajara, like accompanied by the coordinator by the Network by the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean, David Gray (12 of June of 2002).

Luis Ernesto Derbez contact in Mexico?


That man, in fact, is feared for knows those who it close by and knows very well what is able to do. Very few Mexicans are really when as much of the enormous one being able that he hides behind him: an incredible power that was constructing little by little, which grew in out of proportion form with the ascent of the right to the power in 2000 when Fox was invested like President. She is the true head of the Anvil, mainly because every time there are more evidences than they indicate to the fact that the Anvil it was created under protection of the darknesses by a ultrafanatical group, the Tecos, united by an ideology of extreme right that in its secret sessions praises so much to Adolph Hitler as to those cristeros soldiers who happened to integrate themselves to the Sinarquismo with the intention of influencing the national life to the degree to take the power by any possible means.

The word teco is of Nahuatl origin. It is a combination of the words Tecol or Tecolli that means grandfathers, and of they man that it means “place of”, so that both together words mean “the place of our grandparents”. But we used only the first word, then we are talking about grandfathers. And in the case of Antonio Leaño Alvarez of the Castle, the Tecos group that it founded finished being the grandfathers than today it is dangerous the extreme Mexican right. And Antonio Leaño is as well the great grandfathers of that society.

Briefly, it is the supreme authority in all Mexico of the extreme right. It is the one who, besides the enormous influence that can exert thanks to the vast economic fortune that has managed to knead, exerts an enormous politico-social power after borders, a power that extends to all Mexico and borders on the incredible thing. During administration of President Kennedy (the same to who they accused of pro-Communist in his propagandistic Literature of extreme right), Antonio Leaño and its Tecos were sufficiently astute to maneuver in the United States a multimillionaire aid under the program Alliance for the Progress (for Alliance Progress) canalized via U.S. IDA (U.S. for Agency International Development). And they managed to also obtain a considerable amount of bottoms of the Ford Foundation, this last much more relative by marriage to them because the founder of emporio automobile transnational was Henry Ford, a supporting North American (like the Tecos of the Independent one of Guadalajara) of the Nazi cause of Hitler, and a firm believer in the existence of a gigantic Jewish conspiracy to seize of the entire world after to have read the apocryphal Protocols of the Wise people of Sion, to the degree to write the book the Jewish International of almost forced reading within the ultrafanatical scopes of the Tecos brotherhood. Also Jugué is recommended to read Me. The True friend of Fox

Returning to CEDEL, another one more of the partners of Kassoghi he was the Italian Calvi Robert, with whom formed the society Elysees Capital Development Corp (ECDC) and shortly after he followed the Capital Elyses to him Repurchase Company, with his Italian partners Jean Dominique Fratoni, He will stop Valsania, and Arrigo Luggi, all of them very near the Italian Mafia. Great part of the resources coming from CEDEL began to turn aside the Casino Ruhl de Nize, that directed Jando Fratoni, but soon his heir knew itself that they were Cuban Batiste resources and of one of its operators Richard (a) Dick Fincher, who in the last years of Batiste had a business screen of called Lansky Universal Resorts, that soon to the arrival of the revolution transfers to Panama and Meyer Lansky sends to a great washing banker John (a) Pullman Jack, later, and by you order of the company those resources begin to canalize to the Handelskredietbank de Zurcí. Soon it would be mixed with the game of the Ruhl Casino, would happen to the Elysees, the Ambrosian one and would finish in the union Solidarity of Poland, its greater failure the Triad Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

*Economista, academic and journalist





To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)10/29/2009 2:46:48 PM
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Saxena to be returned to Thailand, ending 13-year judicial marathon

By David Baines, Vancouver SunOctober 29, 2009 11:39 AM

The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the runway for financial fugitive Rakesh Saxena to be returned to Thailand, officially ending the longest extradition case in Canadian history.

The court announced today that it has denied Saxena’s request for permission to appeal an earlier extradition order. As usual, the court gave no reasons.

Saxena, who was under house arrest in Richmond, turned himself over to RCMP on Wednesday in advance of the ruling. He is currently at the North Fraser Pre-Trail Centre and could not be reached for contact.

RCMP are expected to take Saxena to the Vancouver airport, perhaps as early as today, and hand him over to a posse of Thai officials who flew to Vancouver earlier this week in anticipation of a favorable ruling.

He will then be escorted back to Bangkok to face charges there. His future looks bleak: one of his alleged co=conspirators, Krekkiat Jalicahn, was recently sentenced to 30 years in jail.

In the early 1990s, Saxena worked as treasury adviser to the Bangkok Bank of Commerce where he allegedly embezzled $88 million, then moved to B.C.

In July 1996, he was arrested by RCMP in Whistler at the behest of Thai authorities. The federal department of justice commenced extradition proceedings, which Saxena opposed on grounds that he would not get a fair trial in Thailand.

He was initially released on bail pending the outcome of the court case, but in January 1998, RCMP re-arrested him after he allegedly obtained a phony passport and threatened a witness.

In June 1998, his lawyer persuaded then judge Wally Oppal to approve a novel form of house arrest: Saxena could stay at his luxury False Creek condo as long as he paid for his own 24-hour security to ensure he didn't leave the premises.

This left Saxena free to pursue his business dealings. One was a bauxite concession in Sierra Leone that had been interrupted by rebellion. To restore order, he began negotiating with a South African-based mercenary force called Executive Outcomes to stage a counter-coup, but plans were put on hold when word leaked out.

Questioned by reporters, Saxena said there was nothing in the terms of his bail that prevented him from engaging in counter-coups in Third World countries.

Saxena also became involved in packaging and promoting companies that trade on the virtually unregulated over-the-counter markets in the United States.

From 2001 to 2003, he arranged for overseas boiler-room operators, some with prior criminal records, to sell shares of essentially worthless companies to investors, most located in the United Kingdom.

In many cases, investors did not get their shares. In others, investors received their shares only to discover they were not listed on any exchange or had virtually no value.

Saxena was never charged by police for any of these misdealings, or cited by securities regulators.

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)11/4/2009 5:07:13 PM
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"In taped calls played at trial, Reynolds also said that Petters was working with someone named “Ramy” who he said had ties to arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi."


Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 12:53pm CST | Modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 3:38pm
Taped call: Petters lived in 'fantasy world'
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - by Katharine Grayson Staff Writer
Tom Petters’ defense team continued its cross-examination of former Petters Co. Inc. (PCI) executive Deanna Coleman Wednesday, seeking to discredit the key government witness.

They also used recorded calls in an attempt to bolster their contention that Petters was unaware of the fraud going on around him.

Under cross-examination, Coleman acknowledged that she gave part of her PCI bonus to her boyfriend because she wanted to avoid declaring the income to her husband, who she was divorcing. Coleman also testified that she sent at least $680,000 in bonus money from PCI to her brother.

In addition, Coleman admitted that, even after she pleaded guilty to charges associated with the Petters case, she failed to tell law-enforcement officials that she had paid for court-side Timberwolves tickets with fraudulently obtained funds. She continued to attend games following her guilty plea before later turning over the $1,600-per-game tickets to the federal government. She also confessed that she failed to turn over $88,000 in cashier’s checks to law enforcement after pleading guilty.

The defense also questioned Coleman about her gambling habits. Coleman admitted she once spent $241,000 in one day of gambling in Vegas.

The defense later turned toward tape recorded conversations between Coleman and Bob White, another former Petters Co. Inc. employee. In one call, White said, “I don’t know for sure what Tom knows. … He lives in this fantasy world once in a while.” Coleman responded, “Once in a while? All the time.”

Coleman interjected in court that she was joking during those taped conversations when she said Petters didn’t know about the fraud.

In a separate conversation with Larry Reynolds, who also has pleaded guilty in the case, Coleman said: “Tom is in complete denial. Tom talks to me like these are real purchase orders.”

The Petters defense team is trying to prove that Reynolds and Coleman ran a Ponzi scheme through PCI, a Petters-owned entity that promised to buy and resell electronic goods with investors’ money. PCI then funneled funds to Petters Group’s companies, individuals and to other investors, prosecutors allege.

In taped calls played at trial, Reynolds also said that Petters was working with someone named “Ramy” who he said had ties to arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.



To: PaleskeDrAv who wrote (530)11/23/2009 11:59:40 AM
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Saxena indicted

bangkokpost.com
Saxena indicted
Published: 23/11/2009 at 03:57 PM
Online news: Breakingnews

The prosecution on Monday indicted Rakesh Saxena, former treasury adviser to the Bangkok Bank of Commerce, in the South Bangkok Criminal Court on charges of dishonestly approving a 1,657 million baht loan to Citi Trading Corporation in violation of the Securities and Exchange Act.
The charge states that Mr Saxena and Krirkkiat Jalichandra, the former BBC president, committed the offence between Feb 10 and July 27, 1995.

The court is asked to order the defendant to repay the 1,657 million baht to the BBC.



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Who got to CNN? Network pulls scheduled interview with Donald Sterling’s beat-up mistress

Posted on June 5, 2014 by Daniel Hopsicker

Donald Sterling has unsavory links with the owner of the New York City boutique hotel where his former mistress was beaten up Sunday night.



Four developments during the past few days in New York City offer dramatic evidence that questions recently raised here (and elsewhere) about the links to organized crime of real estate mogul, sexual sleazeball, casual racist, and soon-to-to-ex LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling are both serious and well-founded.

The first thing that occurred has already received lots of coverage. The woman who blew the whistle on Sterling’s casual racism, his former mistress V Stiviano, was badly beaten Sunday night by two white thugs in hoodies at a swank boutique hotel in New York City.

The second development involves the venue where the beatdown occurred, whose significance remains largely unknown. The Hotel Gansevoort, outside whose doors Stiviano was assaulted, belongs to one William Achenbaum.

Until just three weeks before being busted, Hotelier Achenbaum had “owned”— as a straw front man for the CIA—a Gulfstream II luxury jet ( N987SA) that was caught carrying 4 tons of cocaine in the Yucatan as part of the same operation.



During the time the two men controlled the plane, it made numerous trips to the U.S. base in Guantanamo, the McClatchy Newspapers group reported, flying extraordinary renditions for the CIA.

Achenbaum’s partner in the hotel, Arik Kislin of Long Island, whose family is repeatedly linked to the Russian Mob in published reports, also owned the Long Beach CA air charter company, Air Rutter Intern'l, offered the Gulfstream II for charter.

Unsavory links to the global drug trade
Are these facts at all relevant to the current tawdry Donald Sterling saga? Absolutely. Because Donald Sterling and William Achenbaum both share an unsavory link to an expatriate Saudi named Ramy El Batrawi, a longtime lieutenant of notorious CIA fixer Adnan Khashoggi.

El Batrawi and Achenbaum both owned airplanes used in a drug trafficking enterprise in Florida between 2005-2008 that top DEA officials in Miami called an out of control “rogue operation” of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Tampa.

For his part, El Batrawi has made “fronting” for the CIA, with planes and even airlines, into a career. During Iran Contra, he posed as the owner and president of an airline in Miami called Jetborne that secretly flew Oliver North’s TOW missiles to the mullahs in Iran.

Later court testimony, during bankruptcy proceedings, revealed that Jetborne had all along been a CIA proprietary airline.

"Closest thing to a real scandal we're like to see hereabouts, nowadays"
In July 2003, the drug trafficking operation that DEA officials say was being protected by federal agents in the Tampa ICE Office received a second DC-9 (N12ONE), “sold” or “transferred” or just ‘passed along” to the operation by Ramy El Batrawi.

The operation, called Operation Mayan Jaguar, would soon blow up into the closest thing to a real scandal that anyone is likely to see in America for a long time.

It resulted in the forced sale of America’s 4th largest bank, Wachovia, after that bank was discovered to be laundering drug money from Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel used to purchase a fleet of 50 American aircraft to be used as drug planes.

Links between recent owners of the two drug planes, first discovered during an examination of FAA registration records, suggested a long-running and continuing criminal conspiracy to engage in massive drug trafficking.

Before the Gulfstream II business was “parked” in the name of New York real estate developer Achenbaum and his partner Kislin with ties to the Russian Mob, the plane had passed through the hands of a secretive Midwestern media baron named Stephen Adams, also a Republican fund-raiser extraordinaire (he was one of the ‘elite’ Bush’s Rangers), who was personally buying over $1 million of billboard ads for George W. Bush for his 2000 Presidential election bid.

Scammers, fraudsters, grifters & bunco artists of the national security state
Adams had another business partner, Michael Farkas, whose company SkyWay owned a DC-9 (N900SA) which became the first drug plane the Tampa operation lost to a big bust in the Yucatan.

SkyWay, the company whose DC-9 was busted in April 2006 in the Yucatan with 5.5 tons of cocaine, for example, had been founded the year before by a slippery Miami attorney named Michael Farkas.

A ccording to SEC filings, Stephen Adams and Michael Farkas jointly control Holiday RV Superstores, Inc., used by mastermind Adnan Khashoggi in the complicated securities fraud which stole as much as $300 million from investors and taxpayers.

Companies Farkas controlled, like Holiday RV and Imperial Credit, were full partners in the stock manipulation scheme, along with Stephen Adams' company, which passed on the Gulfstream II luxury jet to William Achenbaum.

In an example of extremely sloppy tradecraft, Khashoggi and El Batrawi’s partners in the massive fraud were men who’d provided planes to the drug trafficking operation, making “plausible deniability” something of a sticky wicket.

“The complex sale of the Gulfstream II jet and its end in the Mexican jungle highlight the increasingly complicated illicit drug trade,” read the McClatchy Newspapers’ account on September 29, 2007.

From 'whack-a-mole' to 'hide the pea,' its still a sordid business
The ‘players” were an ecumenical cast of international characters: Republican fund-raiser Adams, Saudi arms dealer Khashoggi, oligarchs in the Russian Mob, elements of American military and civilian intelligence who populated the executive ranks at SkyWay, and a large but dirty San Diego defense contractor called Titan Corp. that would soon get even larger when it was merged into L3, one of today’s behemoth defense contractors.

What this means, should any courageous federal prosecutor take note, is that the drug plane’s rapid series of ownership changes are nothing more than sham transactions, part of the CIA’s traditionally sophisticated game of “hide the pea” designed to conceal the aircraft’s true owners. From what we’ve begun to learn of Sterling, he appears to fit right in.

Just knowing unsavory characters who are also acquainted is hardly a crime. What involvement does Donald Sterling have in the sordid business?

The answer comes several months after the SEC charges Ramy El-Batrawi and his boss Adnan Khashoggi, in April 2006, with masterminding a massive financial fraud that resulted in investor and taxpayer losses of more than $100 million (The figure later doubled.)

The two Saudis were the lead actors in a massive financial fraud that earned the name Stockwalk, that complemented the drug trafficking operation by using stock from the same companies—led by Khashoggi and El Batrawi’s company, GenesisIntermedia—that had been supplying drug planes.

The 'other' Donald issues a bizarre press release
Donald Sterling enters the action just as the two Saudis are being hammered by bad publicity from their recent indictment, which gets so bad that both men consider going on the lam to avoid the police. Khashoggi eventually will, living quite comfortably, according to a source in Palm Beach Florida, in a guest cottage on the grounds of Donald Trump’s Mar a Largo Mansion.

At this crucial moment Sterling steps in to help stem the tide of bad publicity swamping Khashoggi and El Batrawi’s efforts to move on to another scam. Sterling, of course, has considerable public relations clout. He regularly buys full-page ads touting his charitable achievements in the Los Angeles Times.

In early August Donald Sterling names Ramy El Batrawi the winner of Sterling’s non-existent “Humanitarian of the Year Award” for El Batrawi’s (also non-existent) efforts to solve the problem of the homeless on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.

No one was more surprised at being named “Humanitarian of the Year” than Ramy El-Batrawi himself, judging by his reaction. He freely admits to the LA Times that he’s made no contribution of money or time to helping the homeless.

But it’s what happened in the aftermath of the Sterling mistress beat-down that provides the biggest shock.

Did CNN cave before the bell?
Sterling’s former mistress V Stiviano was in New York to appear in an hour-long interview scheduled with Anderson Cooper on CNN Monday night.

After the beating, her camp leaks to the press that Sterling’s former mistress “started getting death threats almost immediately after Sterling’s racist rants — which she recorded — were made public,” said a well-placed source to Radar Online, which was consistently out in front of the pack on the story.

“Most of the threats were made on social media, “the source continued, “and this is one of the reasons why she has scaled back her activity. It has been very scary for V, and she also hired a bodyguard.”

But plucky Ms V is undeterred, her attorney tells reporters late Sunday night. “Stiviano will still be on Anderson Cooper’s show Monday night. No one will intimidate her.”

Maybe no one will intimidate Stiviano. But somebody sure did get to CNN.

A story nobody is talking about…yet
Just hours before the scheduled sit-down, and with no explanation, CNN removed Anderson Cooper from the broadcast. Producers notified Stiviano that Cooper was unavailable, and that Chris Cuomo would now be conducting the interview.

Stiviano immediately backed out. Thanks but no thanks, the former mistress’ replied. Nothing against Cuomo, her attorney explained. “But Anderson had previously met with V and Donald Sterling several weeks ago when he flew out to Los Angeles. Her camp has a relationship with Anderson.”

Makes sense. What doesn’t make sense: Who kept Anderson Cooper from doing an interview he’d already prepared for? And why?

To put it bluntly: Who got to CNN?

Police Commissioner comes down with virulent case of hoof in mouth
What happened next, the 4th development, is possibly the most revealing. On Monday night NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton weighs in with gratuitous comments about his feelings towards Sterling’s former mistress.

Asked about V Stiviano’s lawyer’s claim that she was punched out by a pair of N-word-spewing punks outside a Meatpacking District hot spot on Sunday night, Bratton said he wished Donald Sterling’s infamous ex had never shown up in the Big Apple.

“I wasn’t even aware she was in town,” he stated. “We would have hoped that she would stay on the West Coast.”

A follow-up question to Bratton I’d have loved to hear someone ask: “Commissioner Bratton, who do you mean by ‘we’?”

Up for the lead in "Vile little Man"
Don’t all victimized citizens deserve to be treated with respect by the police? Apparently, if you’ve offended someone as “connected” as Sterling, the answer is probably no.

Given Sterling’s unsavory links with William Achenbaum, owner of the New York City boutique hotel where V Stiviano was beaten up, makes Bratton’s comments seem particularly menacing and gratuitous.

The FBI has long touted its success in critically weakening the forces of organized crime through its efforts to break up the Mafia in New York City.

But they clearly remain powerful enough to pull strings at CNN.

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