Some funny goings on in #Liverpool under the stewardship of #JoeAnderson 👀

My current viewpoint might be influenced by some of the TV shows I watched during lockdown #Subura #Gomorrah #GangsOfLondon #LineOfDuty

But, it has a whiff of a Mafia fiefdom🤯…
- Merseyside Police investigating City Council
- Lancashire Police - #OperationSheridan
- Serious Fraud Office, North West Serious Crimes Unit & GMP investigating property scams
- Council finances not being signed off by an auditor for the last 5 years

Something smells fishy🐟👀
Now, I realise it sounds bonkers to link TV shows about the Italian Mafia and how they infiltrate local councils and municipalities - I mean, that wouldn't happen in Lancashire or Merseyside... would it!?

Well, ye. It would...

Have a look 👀…
Bonkers, right!

Well, that must be an isolated case I hear you say 📢👂

I'm going to shock you here... No. It's not!

Take a look at this...

Preston council, the Mafia, Drugs and Money Laundering 🤯💸

Say what?!?!…
Old Frank McGrath mentioned above...he's been involved in some colourful schemes that might have some parallels to todays investigations in Liverpool and beyond.

Preston Docks

#PrestonMafia #OperationAngel #BalfourBeaty #Pergau Politics & Business 💸…
I won't harp on about this episode, but if you like some salacious gossip to go with your political/financial scandals, check this out!

Lancashire's very own Donald Trump= #owenoyston
Sports teams / Modelling Agencies / Offshore Accounts / Deep politics…
Around this time in Liverpool you had #DerekHatton & his Militant crew.
Derek is a fun character who likes to dabble in property development 👀💸

Got a few quid nowadays too.
Not bad for a trotskyite / anti capitalist... or however he identified 🤷…
Now, property has always been a favourite to launder large amounts of money through - Especially for people that attained that money through illegal means (drugs/trafficking of all kinds etc)

It's double bubble if you can find a front man & an ally on the council planning team💸
I read @MiloPete #DrugWar & @Graham_Johnson #YoungBlood recently - They both brilliantly explain the underworld of drugs, the systems and the way money is moved

From Hatton's 80's Tommy Commerford & the boys➡️Curtis Warren➡️New generation (The Lam et al)…
To add a sporting angle to this - The bad lads from Liverpool enjoy strong relationships with their Irish cousins. We've all read about the #Kinahans & #MTK

Drugs imported - South America - Middle East/Asia - Spain - Holland - UK 💸 Laundered in Dubai… I say, my worldview might be a bit skewed by some of the reading and watching I've done during Lockdown - But it does kind of fit with the headlines, so...who knows?!

For some good reading on this stuff, I'd suggest;
- Peter Kilfoyle for Liverpool @KilfoyleonMside
- Nicola Tallent for #Kinahan @nicolatallantsw
- Peter Walsh & Graham Johnson for Drug Wars
- Wensley Clarkson for gangster profiles @wensleyclarkson
- Michael Gillard for fearless investigative journalism @mr_gillard
- Heidi Blake 'From Russia With Blood' @HeidilBlake
- Tony Thompson @tonythompsonstl Crime writing
- Roberto Saviano @robertosaviano The doyen of international crime writing
- Misha Glenny 'McMafia' (and more - Really smart global perspective) @MishaGlenny
- Peter Frankopan @peterfrankopan The New Silk Roads = Global Perspective
Oh, and for another sporting angle, definitely read @david_conn & @KieranMaguire

Why, I hear you ask?

Well, remember #BuryFC and #WiganAthletic recently 🤯

Bury was owned and run by #StewartDay He dipped into the alleged ponzi scheme known as #Lendy (Peer to peer lending)
Lendy looks like it could be linked to White collar crime - Specifically property development finance!

Now, Stewart Day has links to Liverpool 👀

Lots of developers in Liverpool have been involved in fractional sales scams (some aided by Joe Anderson)…
P-2-P / Fractional Sales / Investment Marketing.

They are all ways of scamming the public to invest for market beating returns (8%-12% is the standard)

Think boiler rooms of cold callers (probably based in Spain or offshore locations)

Industrial scale…
These white collar schemes are quite sophisticated to be fair. They have legal sounding businesses, marketing, PR & in some cases even get FCA approval!!

Little bit like #BinaryOptions scams tho, they are part of the machine

Crime & Money laundering…
Now add in Gambling and the offshore OR non/lightly regulated markets.

To be fair, in the UK, we police it well and it's a strong industry.

Elsewhere though 🤯⚽️#Wigan

Capital Flight - Globalisation - Different strokes for different folks (Laws).…
West Ham…

Everton, Espanyol, Fulham etc…

There are loads more... #Fraud #FraudWatch
I've seen some of your tweets on Liverpool and the whiff of corruption recently - Thought you might be interested in a little thread I've just put together.

Just linking some stories I've seen over the years.
Politics ➡️ Business ➡️ Crime... oiled machine
@tina_bartlett @BTLF1
@theesk This is the quick thread I did on our home city...

Very odd stuff going on there right now

Have a look out for @BBCOne documentary #TheGrandPartyHotel coming soon...…

Interesting (dubious?!) background to this one & L'pool development at large!!

There's so much of this in #Liverpool (Property development fraud)

Watched #GrandPartyHotel last night too 👀📺

Funnily enough, they didn't mention anything about the series of bankruptcies, ponzi sounding investment schemes & legal issues...…
Oh - What's this?!

#JoeAnderson arrested 🧐🚓

Some people saw this coming...


#Liverpool #LCC

"…"> (@LivEchonews) ""src=""
*Confirmed* by @thetimes
#DerekHatton is one of those arrested in this enquiry!

Along with #JoeAnderson son 🧐

'If proven', confirms the dangerous grey zones between;

- #Politics
- #Business (Property/Construction key)
- #OrganisedCrime

#Thread ⬆️🔽…
#houseofcards #Liverpool #LCC

#JoeAnderson #DerekHatton 🛖🛖🏚️🏚️

Being in control must have felt like being the #House in a casino! 💸💸

What will come out in the wash? #Moneylaundering 🤔

#Contruction #Contracts #Developers #Peel #Lawless

Business & Politics
Innocent until proven guilty!

One aspect of the thread ⬆️ explored though!

I imagine there are a long line of people in these chains being scrutinised at the moment.

#Property Fraud
#Investment Fraud
#Money Laundering
#Dark Networks…
Another day... another story! 🤨

#JoeAnderson son #DavidAnderson making some interesting recruitment decisions?!

#PurpleApple #Unite #Flannigan #Tarmacacademy #NickKavanagh #ElliotLawless #DerekHatton

Noticing lots of 'Family Connections'

Akin Mafia!…
Hot off the press - Another one! 👀

#Liverpool #BuildingContracts #JoeAnderson #DerekHatton

Labour have been so dominant in the area for decades, they've become complacent & been infiltrated 💸

Shades of the #teamsters & #TheMob in America in the 60's…
#LawrenceKenwright is opening 'another' #ShanklyHotel in #Preston!👀

🏤Acquired direct from Preston's Labour City Council

#Labour County Councils love doing business with him!


🤞 It has solid funding and goes 👍
#GrandPartyHotel #BBC…
Monday nights #Panorama will be interesting. 📺

Might have some connections with this thread 🤔


Good to hear both sides.

Although, anyone who employs a modicum of critical thinking, a little research & due diligence should be pretty clear on the subject!

As for the curated articles, online documentaries, podcasts & cult like followers🤯 #Dangerous

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2 Feb
@BBCPanorama #boxingandthemob #kinahan #MTK

Here's an interesting parallel tale from 1980's boxing! 🥊


1.Dark Money (Fraud/Stole from banks)
2.Associated with big name boxer (Ali)
3.Paid Boxers/Trainers over the odds
4.Laundered stolen💸

If you control the big name (e.g. Fury) & there is a lack of scrutiny in professional boxing - Bingo!

-Big name📸📺
-Grow brand📈
-Attract more fighters🥊💰
-Appear mainstream
-More shows/opportunities 2 launder💸
-Side deals (podcasts/clothing/vodka/property)🤝💱
-Big following ImageImageImage
In some ways - Hats off - Good business!

Entertainment product - Fans - Leverage brand✅

Key issues though;

According to Irish, Spanish, UK police the source of those funds R allegedly from criminal enterprises!

(Drugs, Logistics/Trafficking, Weapons, 💰Laundering services).
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Bigger than #ElChapo bigger than #PabloEscobar 💉💊☠️💰

Big news then, I guess 👀


Huge numbers! $400 billion+ pa 🌎🌍🌏
National security type influence.

Social - Political - Economic

Where does all that money go? 🤔🔁💸
When illegal drug operations get this big, they cross borders, networks become huge & they need protection/assistance

According to well documented incidents, intelligence agencies sometimes oversee 👀

Political expedience
#VangPao #Laos #KhunSa #Golden🔺
There are loads of other well-documented episodes

The untraceable huge sums of 💰 from drugs come in very handy for clandestine funding of "off the books" type operations


When you're fighting for national interests, can it be justified? #ColdWar ImageImageImageImage
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22 Jan
@martynziegler @TheAthleticUK

The 'buzz word' in business - Footy is soon to get it's dose

What's this about though?

#Control #Money #power

These 'Elite' club owners will point to #UEFA & #FIFA chequered pasts & say "We'll do it better"

Despite massive numbers in revenues💰💱 Football clubs are so bloated, the top guys feel they need more!

For long term planning, they need control of the rules of competition too.

The huge swathes of capital hoarded by the investment banks/rich are willing to fund this new comp
The #PremierLeague will end up a place for the 'Elite' teams in the new #EuropeanSuperLeague to play their so called reserve squads - Because the rewards on offer merit that.

That said, with the huge revenues they will dominate, those reserve squads will still be the best ⚽️🤯💁
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3 Jan
"Life imitating art" 📽️

Saw a headline last week about the #VaticanBank being involved in some mysterious money flows, so decided to watch the newly edited #Godfather 3 #Coda


For those that don't know the connections, read on... Gives the📽️an added dimension 👀🕵️‍♀️ ImageImage
In the film, Michael #Corleone is effectively trying to break from the #Mafia life & channel his family wealth into something 'legit'

To do that, he tries to exploit an opportunity with the #VaticanBank who are attempting to plug holes in their balance sheet

#Immobiliare 💸 Image
In the film, #Immobiliare is a real estate vehicle owned by the Vatican & #DonCorleone wants to buy-in with his ill gotten gains & create a European conglomerate that will elevate the family for generations to come

Now for the obvious (& not so obvious) parallels with reality Image
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11 Nov 20
I noticed the #Derby #takeover is looking on shaky legs from the reporting today - Quelle surprise!

In addition to the thread & background Offshore/Samuelson/Obolensky, thought it might be worth posing more questions

How do these people/structures work?…
I've read quite a lot about ⚽️ finances & the machinations of 💸 in the offshore world.

So, I'll try and give some crude speculation below (with a couple of factual references) & see if we get anywhere near the mark 🧐

Money Men - Fronts - Frauds…
Trust/Offshore Companies are involved in Fiduciary Duties

They take sources of funds (often from discreet, cautious & sometimes nefarious characters)

It is then their job then to create structures to protect, move, make accessible (& sometimes invest💸)
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*Football, Finance, Front Companies & Exotic Benefactors*


I saw a story this week about @DerbyCounty_TT & their looming takeover - Sounds exciting!

Something really piqued my interest though

A couple of names in the report that I've seen before

#Offshore 🕵️‍♂️⚽️💸🌴 Image

The two 'Shadow Brokers' who get fleeting mentions over the last 15 years as the cast of foreign ownership in English football has become increasingly... 'cosmopolitan' are;

*Chris Samuelson* & *Andrew Obolensky*

Who are they?

What do they do??

Why should we care??? Image

Well, they've appeared in a few books I've read over the years, so I did some searches to try and understand more & connect the dots.

In a nutshell, they seem to be;


#ShellCompanies #Offshore ImageImageImageImage
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