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Moving from the bank to the banker, next up, the customers... #ButNothingsHappening
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Timeline on HSBC issue:
2008 Whistleblower took files to French authorities, nothing happened.
2014: Whistleblower gives files to investigative journalists
2015: ICIJ publishes Swiss Leaks based upon the files
2017: HSBC accepts fault
2019: Banker guilty
icij.org/investigations…
The customers are a major cross section of the world's scum: arms dealers, drug dealers, mobsters, celebrities, dictators, & the family that profited off of pushing Oxycontin by lying to doctors about it's addictive properties.
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Why does this story give me such joy?

The two PACs being probed, Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats, were both set up by Chakrabarti to support progressive candidates across the country.

nypost.com/2019/08/03/fed…
they funneled more than $1 million in political donations into two private companies that Chakrabarti also incorporated and controlled, according to Federal Election Commission filings and a complaint filed in March with the regulatory agency.

nlpc.org/2019/03/04/fec…
In 2016 and 2017, the PACs raised about $3.3 million, mostly from small donors. A third of the cash was transferred to two private companies whose names are similar to one of the PACs — Brand New Congress LLC and Brand New Campaign LLC

While PACs must follow stringent federal
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‼️Another Epstein/Trump thread‼️

For the better part of two decades starting in the late 1980s, Jeffrey Epstein and Donald Trump swam in the same social pool. They were neighbors in Florida. They jetted from LaGuardia to Palm Beach together.
washingtonpost.com/politics/donal…
They partied at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club and dined at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion

And then in 2004 they were suddenly rivals each angling to snag a choice Palm Beach property

(Personally I don't buy this reason, I buy the Epstein story of trying to procur children at Mar a Lago)
In the wake of Epstein’s arrest last month on sex trafficking charges, many who socialized with him — including Trump — are eager to have it known that they never much liked the man, or weren’t really friends, or barely even knew him.

But you know there's lots of proof they were
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I've been reading Eye The Spy lately and he is convinced that #Epstein is far, far bigger than we yet realize. So I've been #reviewing what is known about him. I think I may have figured out what he is #REALLY doing.
#QAnon #QArmy #QNN #WWG1WGA #PatriotsUnite
#GreatAwakening
Yes, of course he was #blackmailing lots of people. But there is more to it. He was also making lots of #Money. And the #Blackmail #victims were not #flipping which means they were also #earning something somehow.
#QAnon #QArmy #QNN #WWG1WGA #PatriotsUnite
#GreatAwakening
So I think he had them all running #scams of one sort or another. Small fish, just #invested with him. He stashed the money somewhere simple and safe, and it #earned without a lot of work.
#QAnon #QArmy #QNN #WWG1WGA #PatriotsUnite
#GreatAwakening
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Draining the Swamp in Puerto Rico!
#ButNothingsHappening

Wait until they figure out most of the cases go back to an FBI undercover operation using Trump as an informant & a Swampy golf course & resort deal...
Fraudulent loans to Trump's 'partners' or targets of the investigation as his FBI handlers would call them, lead to a bank collapse that was covered up until recently with the conviction of a global pharma fraudster.
Before targeting PR officials, the investigations rolled up corrupt politicians from the San Juan city government.
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How do you drain the Swamp? By putting out bait to lure them into traps, honey traps need to have the best bait. The greatest bait you've ever seen. Just like you have to provide bait to make the MSM cover the draining of the Swamp! #ButNothingsHappening!
There is nothing Swampier than a Presidential transition & inauguration. Especially to a President where the Swamp creatures don't have a preexisting relationship. Makes them easy prey as they try to buy access to the new President!
Elliot Broidy is one of the biggest Swamp figures in the Republican Party but he paid bribes to the Democratic side too. Got busted bribing NY state officials on a state employees union pension deal. All about the #MoneyLaundering potential of the deal. reuters.com/article/us-new…
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THREAD-How Britain can help you get away with stealing (b)illions: a five-step guide theguardian.com/world/2019/jul… #MoneyLaundering
"Howard Wilkinson blew the whistle on perhaps the largest money-laundering scheme in history, the movement of €200bn of suspect funds through the Estonian branch of Denmark’s biggest bank between 2007 and 2015, most of it earned in the dodgier corners of the former Soviet Union,
... ***some perhaps belonging to Vladimir Putin himself."
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As I have been saying, the old way to investigate #moneylaundering was to slap the bank on the wrist & recommend reforms. Now they are demanding the receipts & going after the customers doing the money laundering! #ButNothingsHappening
reuters.com/article/us-deu…
Now it is leaking that police are planning raids on wealthy customers who Deutsche Bank helped establish off-shore companies & evade taxes.
900 wealthy clients are in the cross hairs at this point for using DBs Regula service to evade taxes.
Records go back many years (decades) but accounted for $339M in just 2016.
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Canadian #MoneyLaundering network operating since 1994 is taken down by the DOJ. Picked up checks/cash in the UK & Netherlands, opened envelopes & processed the money in Ireland. Mail scams targeting US citizens. #ButNothingsHappening

justice.gov/opa/pr/four-ex…
4 Executive are charged, we will see how widely the issue spreads after this. They were only the processors, which gives DOJ/FBI the #receipts to go after their clients.
Scam must have been huge, 2 of the defendants each earned $15M over just 2 years of the scam.
Operation ran from 1994 until September 2016.
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This is from 2016, but it shows how long the efforts to reel in white collar criminals take. As you have to slowly identify crimes 1 by 1 & get regulator authority, lawful predicates, & whistle blowers to let you inside the corruption.
marketwatch.com/story/at-deloi…
This chart shows a long trail of actions against auditor Deloitte from 2005-2016 as corruption was exposed. Each of these cases comes with cooperation agreements, that lets the investigators gather more evidence. #ButNothingsHappening
It also ties into insider trading & even a loan of casino chips from a casino that was being audited!
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Investment fund CEO sentenced to 7 years for having sex with a 15 year old girl. But there is much more behind this story... Municipal bonds, private investing, SEC issues...
#ButNothingsHappening
justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/som…
This is Stephen Bradley Mell's 3rd guilty plea in the last 6 months. Child porn in Dec. 2018, sex crimes in May & state child endangerment charges in June. The girl's mother allegedly approached Mell to ask him to give the girl flying lessons only to have him target her daughter.
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Citgo gets grand jury subpoena for Venezuelan corruption probe by DOJ Southern District of Texas.

Not a location where the Swamp would prefer to go on trial!
#ButNothingsHappening
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Citgo claims it has flipped, replaced it's board & to be actively cooperating & helping the DOJ in it's efforts to find corruption within the corporation!
Which means they knew how busted they were & are trying to throw the guilty under the bus to survive!
There has already been 17 guilty pleas in the Citgo case, so they had little choice! In addition to the new board, they brought in an outside legal firm to investigate the corruption & they have 20 separate internal investigations running to then pass off to the FBI/DOJ.
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Why did Putin call Hope Hicks at 3am #ElectionDay2016? How did Putin get her personal cell #? What did he say? What did she say or promise? What did Kushner say to Putin? What did Ivanka say to Putin? What did Trump say to Putin? #SIGINT #muellerReport read it, listen to it!
Thank you!! I feel like my ranting seems crazy and annoying at times, your words help me continue to fight the good fight 🙌🏾🙋🏾‍♂️
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It looks like a restaurant called Vapiano may be under investigation for a global money laundering operation.

#MoneyLaundering
Here's another article w/ more detail. Looks like their locations have been suddenly closing their doors without explanation for at least several weeks.

Looks like a complaint was filed in CA by Plutos Sama Holdings, who bought shares of their parent co.

restonnow.com/2019/06/06/exc…
Plutos Sama Holdings complaint mentioned that there were people trying to take control over the Vapiano chain of restaurants.

One of the accused is someone named Jurg Widmer, and they claim he worked with others to launder money thru one of their locations in Florida.
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Now the bankers at Deutsche Bank are under criminal investigation for their roles in tax evasion & #moneylaundering
#ButNothingsHappening
HT @JarradKushner for the link!
ft.com/content/1f728d…
Finding flaws in the tax plans & helping customers evade taxes with fake deals that triggered the flaws...
Deutsche Bank already settled a similar suit with another prosecutor's office in German.
German taxpayers lost at least 5.7 billion Euros on the schemes from 2001-2011. Have they lost more since?
Again, the banks plead guilty & agree to cooperate, then they move onto the bankers!
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The head of oil trading for Glencore, founded by corruption magnate Marc Rich, has resigned due to the multiple corruption investigations occurring around the world targeting the company. #moneylaundering #ButNothingsHappening thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/…
I think this likely means that indictments are expected in the near future so they are stepping down to try & claim the problem is now fixed...
Several other division heads at Glencore are also stepping down including those running the copper & agricultural divisions. Both of which also face corruption allegations in various parts of the world!
Does this mean they are getting close to Glasenberg? reuters.com/article/us-gle…
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Even Buzzfeed has started to notice that something is happening! Like the same #MoneyLaundering networks being used by ISIS, Kremlin stooges, organized criminals & politicians! #ButNothingsHappening
buzzfeednews.com/article/tomwar…
Big name American legal & accounting firms trying to keep the dirty bank afloat! Revelations of Deutsche Bank running much of the dirty money for Putin's pals.
Now the police are moving on to raids to gather the #receipts!
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The @nytimes blindly stumbling over another FBI honey pot operation that is using Trump Inc. as the bait. You'd think they could figure this out after 40+ years of identical stories... #ButNothingsHappening
This looks like another in a long line of stings, where a shady foreign operator partners with Trump Inc. to lease the name Trump only to find out they also leased a bunch of FBI informants! Oh look, they are also talking about projects in U.A.E. & Indonesia!
As usual, the Uruguay project involves a construction slow down as corrupt labor officials try to squeeze the developers. You think they would learn by now!
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DOJ has asked the Swiss authorities to produce the receipts related to $4.5 billion in Venezuelan state owned oil company PDVSA #MoneyLaundering in 2012. #ButNothingsHappening
It's connected to the $1B bribe guilty plea in Miami that was unsealed last year!infodio.com/300519/justice…
It is a convoluted mess of Panamanian shell companies, loans, & the usual mess involved in money laundering. This one involved trading in US dollars, the loans would be paid in US dollars at a low official rate, then resold on the black market at a higher rate.
I can't find my thread at the moment, but Alejandro Andrade a former Venezuelan official plead guilty in Dec. 2017 for accepting more than $1B in bribes for enabling these trades. He plea was unsealed in Nov 2018 after some of his friends plead guilty too!
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Looks like they are going to get more receipts!
Court orders law firm to identify clients who used off-shore accounts to hide money! #taxevasion #MoneyLaundering
#ButNothingsHappening accountingtoday.com/news/court-rul…
The IRS convicted one of their clients for tax evasion from 1996-2000 by using the firms services to set up off-shore accounts & shell companies. So the IRS filed a "John Doe" summons for the records of all their similar customers from 1995-2017!
The law firm has lost it's legal fight as of last week & will have to provide the identities of the clients to the IRS. Piercing their claim of attorney client privilege as they were acting as accountants/tax preparers not attorneys! mahanyertl.com/2019/john-doe-…
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Wow, this was so quitely done I missed it for a week!
JPMorgan, Citigroup, RBS Barclays fined a billiion Euros for currency exchange for currency exchange cartel. Profiting off #moneylaundering!
#ButNothingsHappening

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Swiss bank UBS flipped on the other banks & revealed the existence of the cartel controlling the trading market for Euro, British Pound, Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc, US, Canadian, New Zealand and Australian Dollars, & Danish, Swedish & Norwegian crowns.
europa.eu/rapid/press-re…
Their traders set up chatrooms & would discuss insider information allowing them to manipulate the value of those currencies in the spot trading market. Rigging the system for fun & profit...
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🔥DEUTSCHE🔥

Deutsche Bank employees charged with spotting ILLEGAL activity *repeatedly* encountered transactions suspicious of MONEY LAUNDERING by @realDonaldTrump, his kids, and Kushner.🧐

Bank executives *never* filed reports, as required by law.🤬

nyti.ms/2VMn62R
🔥KUSH🔥

A longtime anti-money laundering specialist at Deutsche Bank found money moving from Kushner Co to #Russians🇷🇺and recommended reporting the transactions (they weren’t).

Deutsche Bank has laundered BILLIONS of dollars for Russians.🙄

nyti.ms/2VMn62R
One Deutsche Bank employee was FIRED for trying to report Trump and Kush’s shady transactions with #Russians🇷🇺to the government.🤬

“They attempted to try to silence me,” she said. “I’m at peace because I know that I did the right thing.”

#MoneyLaundering
nytimes.com/2019/05/19/bus…
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Here's another possible scandal involving a Munich-based mobile payment processor, Wirecard.

A whistleblower alerted their compliance team abt suspicious transactions in Asia, & their head of Int'l Finance in Singapore was accused of cooking the books for other Asian entities.
There was an inquiry/internal investigation started in April 2018 of Wirecard's Singapore office and they found evidence of forgery, potential #MoneyLaundering, and other accounting irregularities.

archive.is/lEPam
The reports do not mention where exactly in Asia and don't mention who those other entities were.
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