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Irish Businessman in Dublin Cleans Gangs Millions

From the Irish Herald Saturday 29th March 2014

 

A High Profile south Dublin businessman has been laundering millions of euros stolen during a spree of nationwide robberies.

Ireland’s most prolific burglary gang have linked up with well-known figure to profit form their operation.

 The well known businessman- who is a household name in Dublin, which is the capital city of Ireland – has become a major target for specialists Gardai (Irish Police) units including the Organised Crime Unit, the Criminal assets Bureau and National Drugs Unit.

 A Source said: “These gang members are well-known to Gardai, so they need someone who appears to be a legitimate businessman to launder the money,”

“And that’s what this individual and some of his closest associates do – they are pumping the money into building projects and other such ventures while the general public don’t suspect a thing.”

 The scale of the gang’s activities can be seen by the fact that they are by far the biggest and most prolific group involved in the massive burglary spree in Ireland that netter more than £11 million worth of cash and valuable possessions from Irish homes in the last six months of 2013, according to official Gardia figures.

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    Rumours are rife that Building Magante Len Buckeridge 

    http://inlnews.com/LenBuckeridgeDiesAged_77.php

    was Murdered at 77 year old
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    Also read in INL News.com about: Meeting Malaysia's notorious triads
    “I admit that I am a bad guy, and that I'm a gangster “..Ah Hing
    As part of the BBC's Who Runs Your World? series, Jonathan Kent in Kuala Lumpur looks at 
    how Malaysia's notorious triad gangs are run.

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    Ah Hing
    Ah Hing says he makes deals with politicians and policemen



    “..We have some cases where [those owing debts] have been assaulted…”… Michael Chong, Malaysian
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    Len Buckeridge.....
     "..a man that built an image of being a man who was above the law..."



     Len Buckeridge, Australia's 19th richest person, with an estimated pwersonal wealth of over $3 billion, has died on Monday at 8am at his dest at hope of a alleged heart attack, at the age of 77, ... Len Buckeridge construction materials and home building business, Buckeridge Group of Companies, known as BGC has an estimated yearly turnover of in excess of $160 billion dollars.... with many multi-million large lucrative government building and supply contracts awarded to BGC over the years.

    Len Buckeridge

    On Tuesday, Australia lost one of its most successful and colourful business people. Aged 77, Len Buckeridge, the former shoeless war child from England who built the Buckeridge Group of Companies into a manufacturing and construction empire suffered a suspected heart attack and died.

    Updated | Outspoken building mogul Len Buckeridge, the founder of the Buckeridge Group with an estimated wealth of $2.1 billion, has died from a suspected heart attack at his Perth home.

    Prominent West Australian businessman Len Buckeridge has died aged 77. 
    The self-made billionaire behind the Buckeridge Group of Companies died at his home in the 
    Perth suburb of Peppermint Grove this morning.
    A desire to provide low-cost housing led to the creation of BGC (Buckeridge Group of Companies), which in 2013 had an estimated turnover of $160 billion per year ... BGC had always seemed to end up withlucrative large government building and building supply contracts, along with controlling the lion's shares of residential and commercial building companies in Western Australia and over 20 building manufacture and supply companies. Many of the BGC companies were built from the ground up on empty blocks of land that were not always zoned at the time for the purpose the businesses needed,  with the help of massive capital injections in the 1980's and 1990's onwards from the family of  Siok Pauk Koh, who is the mother of Julian Ambrose, who in Len Buckeridge started a de-facto relationship with in the late 1980's, and divorsed his original wife. Len Buckeridge's attitude was rules were meant for mugs, and simply built houses and factories where he wanted, when he wanted and how he wanted and argued the rules, building approvals and zoning after the buildings were completed and businesses already operating... one particular case that is well know, is when Len Buckeridge had a massive legal battle with the Mosman Park Shire Council, when Len Buckeridge completed ignore the original building plans for his two new Swan River frontage duplex homes in Johnson Parade, Mosman Park, that were approved by the Mosman Park Shire Council, and built the two duplex homes about the legal and approved hight limits, blocking Len Buckeridge's neighbours Swan River views. When neighbours forced the Mosman Shire Council to take Len Buckeridge to court to enforce Len Buckeridge to remove his new home and rebuild it according tot the original shire approved plans and for the council to fine Len Buckeridhe the maximum fine of $5,000 a day for building an illegal building... Len Buckeridge managed to just receive a fine, but was never forced by the courts or the council to remove the illegally built house....
    Len Buckeridge was reported by the West Australian newspaper as "..a man that built an image of being a man who was above the law..."
    A tell all book about the otherside of the life and times of Len Buckeridge and the way be built up BGC from a small company building cheap flats in Battle Street, Mosmans Park to cater for the battlers of society .... to being Australia's 19th richest man, with his BGC Group of Companies turning over each year in excess of $160 billion a year, has been written which will be published by the the INL News Group unless the rights are purchased Len Buckeridge's family to stop the book being published and made into a feature film... titled,
     " 60 years of Living Next Door to Billionaire Building Magnate Len Buckeridge..."

    which describes in great detail, with no holes barred .... what is was like for this one family that lived next door to Len Buckeridge from the early 1950's onwards .... 

    The INL News Group had written in 2013 prior to Len Buckeridge's untimely death, to Len Buckeridge and his family and Len Buckeridge's Perth, Western Australia family solicitor Michael Hotchkin of Hotchin Hanly Solicitors based on the 1st Floor of the BGC Centre, 28 The Esplanade, Perth, Western Australia, Tel: +61 8 9218770 Fax: +61 8 9218777, email: hothan@iinet.net.au, and to Len Buckeridge's other solicitors and barristers, Corrs Westgarth and Chambers and Barrister Nicolas Dillon offering to sell the book and film rights to Len Buckeridge's family for $100 million ....then they could chose not to allow the puiblication of the book and not to allow the film to be made, or publish and make the film and make a billion dollars in doing so..

     
                                Please email any inquiries, information and/or requests regarding this proposed publication 
                                and/or any other matters, stories and information concerning Len Buckerdge and BGC to
                                                           David Rosen 
                                                           INL News Group
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    david.rosen.inlnews@gmail.com>, 


    Irish Businessman in Dublin Cleans Gangs Millions

    From the Irish Herald Saturday 29th March 2014

     

    A High Profile south Dublin businessman has been laundering millions of euros stolen during a spree of nationwide robberies.

    Ireland’s most prolific burglary gang have linked up with well-known figure to profit form their operation.

     The well known businessman- who is a household name in Dublin, which is the capital city of Ireland – has become a major target for specialists Gardai (Irish Police) units including the Organised Crime Unit, the Criminal assets Bureau and National Drugs Unit.

     A Source said: “These gang members are well-known to Gardai, so they need someone who appears to be a legitimate businessman to launder the money,”

    “And that’s what this individual and some of his closest associates do – they are pumping the money into building projects and other such ventures while the general public don’t suspect a thing.”

     The scale of the gang’s activities can be seen by the fact that they are by far the biggest and most prolific group involved in the massive burglary spree in Ireland that netter more than £11 million worth of cash and valuable possessions from Irish homes in the last six months of 2013, according to official Gardia figures.

       Designer jewellery and money were the most common items stolen in the burglaries, 85 per cent of which were carried out during daylight hours.

     A senior source said: “Make no mistake, this ‘businessman’ is not just involved in laundering vast amounts of money for the burglary gang, he is also heavily involved in the drugs scene and is strongly linked to the provos.”

     

    Kneecapped

    On top of this, senior sources have revealed that the man is being strongly linked to a punishment attack in north Dublin in which a man, who is not a criminal, was kneecapped shortly after he tried to retrieve funds from the businessman for money owed to him for building work.

    It is understood that the businessman owes the gun victims a six-figure sum and the builder is in “ complete fear” that he will be murdered.

     The Irish Herald has revealed that a relative of the businessman is heavily involved in carrying out burglaries for a major Tallaght-based Traveller family gang who have been involved in hundreds of burglaries across Ireland in the past five years.

      Members of the Traveller gang, which has more than 200 members, are the chief targets of the Gardia’s Operation Fiachla and include members of the notorious ‘Cock Wall Clan’ who have been successfully targeted by the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau.

     The crime gang has been using stolen Audis and BMW’s for burglaries and have led Gardia on multiple high-speed chases, often driving extremely aggressively at officers who have less powerful cars than them.

      The ringleaders of the gang are members of two notorious Traveller Families form Tallaght who have been involved in organised crime for three decades.

     Senior sources say that the gang has a core membership of up to 15 criminals – both male and female – and has been using the Irish National Motorway System for their crime wave.

     Irish Gardia have responded with helicopter and spy technology involving registration-plate recognition software.

     

     

     
     

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    Breaking news, Real IRA Dublin, Alan Ryan murder, Dublin gangs, Dublin shooting, Drug dealers, Sinn Fein, Continuity IRA, alan ryan funeral

    Latest news: 9.45am/6/9/2012: THERE will be a massive armed garda presence for the paramilitary funeral of Real IRA terror boss Alan Ryan which will take place in his native Donaghmede in north Dublin on Saturday.





    The body of murder victim Ryan (32) is expected to be released to his family tomorrow morning for a wake in his family home at Grange Abbey Drive. 

    Ryan will be buried after a 10am funeral mass at the Holy Trinity Church in Donaghmede. 
    Leading dissident Republicans from both sides of the border are expected to attend the event which will be closely watched by members of the garda Special Detective Unit. 

    A source said: “This will be the biggest IRA funeral in the Republic for many years Tensions are very high at the moment and there is a very real expectation that there will be revenge attacks in the days after Ryan's funeral.” 

    Yesterday hooded men placed Tricolours and black flags on the lamp-posts all around Grange Abbey. 

    At the home of the terror boss, a massive Tricolour flies from an upstairs window of the house, while another Tricolour and a black flag hanging on a pole outside. 


    At nearby Grange Lodge Avenue, where Ryan was gunned down on Monday, a large slogan saying Alan Ryan RIP IRA has been painted on a wall. 

    Floral tributes and candles also mark the spot. 

    In a statement, the Dublin branch of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement said: “Alan was black and white, straight to the point and never silent within the republican movement when problems arose. 

    “Alan was not afraid of dying or even being murdered by either the Brits, the freestaters or the cowardly scum that took him away from us. 

    “His only fear was that he would die in vain, let us stand together and make sure that he does not, let us move forward and fight on for what Alan stood for every living moment of his life.” 

    Latest News: 10pm/4/9/2012: A Provisional IRA hit-man for hire is a key suspect in the murder of Alan Ryan, a senior member of Sinn Fein in Dublin has today been briefing journalists off-the-record that Alan Ryan was making money from drug dealing and racketeering and in effect excusing his murder. Continuity IRA had put a contract out on the two Ryan brothers.
    As a senior member of Sinn Fein in Dublin describes Alan Ryan as a man who made his living off the proceeds of drugs and racketeering, the political wing of the REAL IRA the 32 County Sovereignty Movement has described Alan Ryan’s murder as cowardly.
    “The 32 County Sovereignty Movement wishes to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Ryan family following the cowardly murder of our friend, comrade and activist Alan Ryan. Alan was shot in the back in cold blood on the streets where he grew up, streets where he had worked tirelessly to tackle the scourge of drugs which he had always opposed with every fibre of his being. We cannot express in words the pain now felt by both the movement as a whole and individual activists now that he has been taken from us. Alan's murder does not mean the end of the cause for which he gave his life. Whether it was as an ex Republican prisoner campaigning for his comrades in Maghaberry, or as an anti-drugs activist protecting his community Alan set an example which will be followed. He will not be forgotten by his comrades who remain and who will carry on his legacy as resolutely as he did the legacy of others who fell before him”.

    A MAN shot dead in a gangland style attack was regarded by gardaí as a leading member of one of the most dangerous crime gangs in the State and was also a member of the so-called Real IRA. Continuity IRA had put out a contract on Alan Ryan and his brother for their alleged role in the murder of a Continuity IRA member.

    Alan Ryan (31) was shot at Grange Lodge Avenue, Clongriffin, north Dublin, close to his home when two gunmen opened fire on him and one of his associates yesterday just after 3.30pm. It was the first gangland killing since March.
    The man he was with was wounded in the legs. However, his injuries are not said to be life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.
    The dead man lived at Grange Abbey Drive close to where he was shot and was well known to gardaí.
    It is understood he was visiting family members at a house in the area and when he left that house he was ambushed on the street. A car carrying what gardaí believe were two gunmen pulled up and at least one of the passengers got out and started firing at Mr Ryan and the other man.
    Mr Ryan was hit a number of times, including as he lay wounded on the ground. He was shot at least once in the head by the masked gunman, who then ran back to the waiting vehicle and was driven off at speed.
    The victims were taken from the scene to nearby Beaumont Hospital, where Mr Ryan was pronounced dead a short time later. The other man was still in hospital last night.
    Gardaí found a burnt-out car at Hole in the Wall Road in Donaghmede which the investigating team of detectives believe was used by the killers.
    Mr Ryan was on bail awaiting serious criminal charges arising from an extortion racket he was involved in. He had threatened some pub owners in the city to close their premises and was accused of extorting money from others.
    Mr Ryan was also linked to the private security sector and in recent years had control of contracts for the supply of security staff to some pubs and clubs in Dublin.
    He and his Real IRA associates had also become involved in feuding with a number of major crime gangs from the city from whom they were trying to extort money. The Real IRA allowed drug dealers to deal drugs in their areas if they paid money to Alan Ryan and his associates.
    They were embroiled in a feud with the major drug and armed robbery gang in Finglas once led by Martin “Marlo” Hyland, who was shot dead in 2006, and then led by Eamon Dunne (34), who was shot dead in a pub in Cabra in April 2010.
    When drug dealer Sean Winters (41) was shot dead in Portmarnock, north Dublin, in September 2010, Mr Ryan and his associates emerged as the chief suspects.
    Members of the gang were also suspected of having shot dead drugs gang leader Michael Kelly (30) in Coolock in September 2011.
    In 1999,when he was aged 19 years, Mr Ryan was arrested at a Real IRA firearms training camp in Stamullen, Co Meath. He was one of three young men who were later convicted of receiving firearms training from three older republicans at a disused cellar in the ruins of Herbertstown House.
    The derelict property was under surveillance by gardaí when the men arrived for training. Detectives found an assault rifle, a sub-machine gun and a semi-automatic pistol in the cellar.
    All six were convicted at the Special Criminal Court in 2001, with Mr Ryan jailed for four years. While he had no convictions at the time of his arrest in 1999, he had been caught in possession of a loaded revolver at his home in September 1998 and was on bail awaiting trial when arrested at the Stamullen firearms training exercise.
    By the time he was jailed for four years in relation to the Stamullen incident, he was already serving a three-year sentence for being caught with the gun in 1998. The sentences were ordered to run consecutively, meaning he was effectively jailed for seven years.
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    Sunday, July 29, 2012 Dublin Armed robberies, Dublin Real IRA, Dublin Crime, Gardai, Wheatfield Prison
    Dublin Armed robberies, Dublin Real IRA, Dublin Crime, Gardai, Wheatfield Prison
    Members of a Dublin Real IRA gang have been spotted watching cash-in-transit deliveries and the gang is known to have focused on a tiger-kidnapping opportunity. The gang which centres around a the  two Ryan brothers from Donaghmede were linked to a €40,000 robbery of a Dublin pub last month. A Cork-based gang were linked to a €140,000 at a petrol station ATM in Carrigaline in January as well as a robbery at Bank of Ireland in August 2011. The gang made their getaway in a car with a flashing blue light to make it look like an unmarked garda car.
    One of the men suspected of involvement in the robbery is Niall 'Houdini' Fitzpatrick (42) who was described by gardai as one of the most notorious and dangerous armed robbers in Cork. The well-known criminal from Mayfield was nicknamed Houdini after escaping from custody on three occasions. He was sentenced to eight years for an armed robbery on Farran Post office in 2001. A gun was held to an employee's head during the terrifying incident. He also served time for ramming a garda car in 1999 and for burglary incidents.
    While serving his sentence in Wheatfield Prison Fitzpatrick was a close associate of Limerick killer Dessie Dundon, Fitzpatrick worked on the paint party (painting walls and cells around the prison) and this gave him access to all areas of the prison where he supplied drugs and mobile phones to such noted scum-bags as convicted rapists Martin Dunne, Dunne is serving 15 years for a rape, Dunne had brought his nephew with him to commit the rape on the Dublin housewife. Dunne is due for release in a few months.
    One of his associates linked to the Carrigaline robbery was also part of to the BOI raid. Another gang member has been linked to the robbery along with a previous Post Office robbery. There have been several serious robberies in recent weeks including Post Office robberies, business robberies and cash-in-tranist robberies.
    One gang made off with €18,000 after smashing their way into a Post Office on Ormond Quay in Dublin in May.The gang made their way into an adjoining derelict building over a number of nights and broke through into the post office when staff came in to open up.
    A number of other recent incidents have been linked to a Finglas armed robbery crew highlighted in the Sunday World last month. There are five core members of the gang led by a man from the Glenties Park area.
    Gardai have had successes in jailing a number of serious armed robbers in recent times. Alan 'Fatpuss' Bradley and his brother Wayne were jailed earlier this year for conspiracy to commit robbery after gardai foiled a raid on a cash-in-transit van in Celbridge in 2007. Fatpuss and his brother had been linked to several other robberies in the past decade.
    A serial armed robber from Wexford was jailed earlier this year after pleading guilty to four counts of armed robbery over a one month period in 2010. Gardai say they are determined to continue to put armed robbers behind bars and will heavily concentrate resources on curtailing their activities.
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    On Sunday the 3rd of October 2010 theirishobserver.blogspot.com warned the public that Dissident terrorists were about to launch a bombing campaign from their strong holds in Donegal, north Monaghan and Louth. On Monday the 4th October 2010 Dissidents caused wide spread damage when they exploded a one hundred pound bomb in Derry. Yesterday the Gardai in County Louth made significant seizures of Dissident weapons and explosives. The public must remain vigilant; while the Gardai are to be congratulated on yesterday’s success the Dissidents remain determined to cause death and destruction in Northern Ireland and in England.
    The Story so Far:
    A “significant” dissident republican explosives dump and arms cache has been uncovered by anti-terror gardaí in county Louth.
    An improvised mortar, three kilos of TNT, bomb-making equipment and a pipe bomb were found hidden in a wood in Co Louth.

    The weapons haul included a general-purpose machine gun, a shotgun and assorted ammunition. The TNT explosives – a powerful explosive commonly used by the military and in mining – were found in the wooded area near Dunleer.
    The finds were the second massive blow to suspected factions of the Real IRA in recent days and followed 10 arrests and separate searches over the weekend.
    Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy said the discovery was “significant” and added: “This find represents a further step in our determined strategy to target, disrupt and detect the activities of dissident republicans.
    “We continue to work closely with our colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland and in the Security Service to thwart the intent of a small group of people who want to inflict violence and pain on communities.”
    Justice Minister Dermot Ahern praised the work of detectives, saying: “This was a very significant find at a time when the threat from dissident groups poses dangers for law-abiding people.
    “I want to congratulate An Garda Síochána for their detailed work in this area.”
    A Garda spokesman said a series of raids were carried out yesterday morning in Co Louth, which straddles the border with Northern Ireland, and its neighbouring county Meath.
    It is the second time this year that material for a suspected mortar bomb attack has been uncovered by authorities.
    A device suspected of being made into a mortar was uncovered near Dundalk, Co Louth, in May.
    The latest major operation, led by the anti-terror Special Detective Unit, followed 10 arrests and explosive seizures at the weekend in a wave of raids in Louth, Waterford and Wexford.
    Bomb detonators and a small quantity of Semtex plastic explosive were seized.
    Two men were charged in Dublin’s non-jury Special Criminal Court on Sunday night in connection with the anti-dissident operation.
    Nicholas Kendall (aged 20) of Row Street, Wexford, was charged with unlawful possession of a semi-automatic pistol, ammunition and a bomb part.
    Peter Butterly (aged 33,) of Cortown in Dunleer, Co Louth, was charged with being a member of the IRA.
    The eight others included a 24-year-old woman and men aged from 19 to 71.
    Coordinated Bombing Campaign Planned –
    Dissident Terrorist groups have pooled their resources to carryout a coordinated bombing and shooting campaign this Autumn and Winter. The Dissident Terrorists will launch bomb attacks from their strong holds in the IrishRepublic, namely Donegal, north Monaghan and north Louth in the coming weeks and months. The Dissident Terrorists remain committed to carrying out a bombing campaign in England; this type of spectacular has traditionally been viewed as the life blood of Irish terrorism. Recent successes by the security services on the Island of Ireland have been a set back for the dissidents, however, these groups have been strengthened in recent months by further defections from the Provisional IRA and a significant number of new recruits who have been trained in weapons and explosives. The dissidents have also secured automatic weapons through their relationship with criminal gangs in Cork, Limerick and Dublin. Significant amounts of commercial explosives have not been secured by the dissidents and so they remain dependent on home made explosives.
    It is essential that the public remain vigilant and that anyone with any information about the terrorists groups should provide that information to the Gardai or PSNI. It is essential that both the Gardai and the PSNI are given the resources necessary to monitor and where possible apprehend Dissident Terrorists. The border counties on both sides of the Irish border are going to be hot spots in the coming weeks and months for Dissident activity. Due to on going economic criminal activity by the dissident groups in the border areas (for example, smuggling) there is a significant tolerance level of their activity as many local people engage in the selling and buying of illegal goods.
    Up Date 17th September 2010:
    Four men from County Armagh have been arrested after customs officers seized almost 12,000 litres of suspected illegal fuel.
    Police searched premises in west Belfast and dismantled a so-called huckster site that was selling cheap 'green' diesel.
    In County Armagh, customs officers found underground storage tanks, containing 8,000 litres of laundered fuel.
    There were five other premises searched in counties Monaghan, Roscommon, Meath and Galway.
    Mike Connolly, Assistant Director, Specialist Investigations, HMRC said:
    "The huckster site and filling stations we raided are operating at an unfair advantage over legitimate traders by selling fuel at a reduced rate.
    "It is wrong that honest businesses should be undercut by criminals but our response is to ensure we are targeting those individuals and groups doing most economic harm in our communities.
    "This is just one operation stopping the loss of millions of pounds of taxpayer's money - more will follow to dismantle organised criminal groups and their activities."
    HM Revenue and Customs say investigations are continuing.
    Dissidents, Provisional IRA and Drug Dealers team up to profit from criminality.
    During the embryonic years of the ‘peace-process’ when Provisional IRA murders and other criminality were viewed as ‘internal-housekeeping’ by the British and Irish Governments entrepreneurial terrorists made fortunes. While the terrorists continue to make vast sums of money from open criminality, the Gardai can now pursue that criminality in a way that they could not as the Government tried and succeeded in corralling Sinn Fein into the democratic process. However, people who would continue to be viewed as PIRA members are continuing to make vast sums of money from criminality. These PIRA members who have not joined any ‘dissident’ group have now teamed up with ‘dissidents’ and other criminal gangs to maximize their profits. Dublin’s north inner city is now home to an alliance of some of Ireland’s most seasoned and ruthless terrorists and drug dealing criminals. On an almost daily basis these terrorists distribute drugs, illegal cigarettes, fuel, counterfeit CDs/DVDs while at the same time planning and carrying out armed robberies where and when possible.
    While the Celtic Tiger roared around the country in October 2006 few even blinked at what was a significant Garda raid in the leafy suburb of Rathfarnham in Dublin. The Gardai raided a very fine house that was nestled among the manicured lawns and polished BMWs of the up market Rathfarnham suburb. The house with a market value of at least two million Euro at that time was not the home of a property speculator or banking executive, but was one of the many properties owned by the Officer Commanding the Provisional IRA in Dublin. The OC of the PIRA in Dublin was a close working associate of one of Dublin’s most notorious or now infamous criminals, Christy Griffin. In 2006 a feud had broken out in the north inner city of Dublin, after it emerged that Christy Griffin had been accused of raping his girlfriend’s daughter since she was a toddler.
    When the Gardai searched this fine house they were looking for a stash of hand grenades that had been sent from the PIRA in Belfast to a PIRA member in Dublin who was heavily involved in the bloody feud surrounding Griffin. There had been two hand grenade attacks before the Gardai raid on the house, the grenades were traced back to similar devices that had been used in Belfast. During this period and for many years before, the IRA’s commanding officer in Dublin had been involved in large scale high-jackings from the lucrative DublinPort. The PIRA leader had inside men at DublinPort and these men would identify large shipments of high value goods that would be easy to dispose of on the black market; cigarettes were a particular favorite as they could be sold in the markets and pubs around Dublin. The IRA Commander and his drug dealing associates were making lots of money, and as early as 2001 the IRA Commander who had no visible means of income bought the house in Rathfarnham for 900,000 Euro. The IRA Commander also bought himself a holiday home in Wexford and this house was close to another house that had just been bought by his sister-in-law. His sister-in-law was living in Wexford with a former PIRA prisoner, all of the members of this closely net group where heavily involved with Sinn Fein.
    While this criminal empire headed up by the PIRA Commander in Dublin and the Christy Griffin gang were allowed to operate without constraint as the peace process was finding its feet, their multi-million Euro robberies were starting to cause problems for both the Sinn Fein leadership and the Fianna Fail Governemnt who had lead them into democratic politics. The Gallahers cigarette company had informed the Irish Government that it could no longer transport its cigarettes through south Armagh or DublinPort due to the high number of PIRA high-jackings. The security services on both sides of the border felt that their hands were tied as any significant move against the IRA could not go ahead without political sanction. However, Michael Mc Dowell who was then Minister for Justice began to make public pronouncements that warned the Sinn Fein leadership that the honey-moon period was over and the State was going to take direct action against PIRA criminality. The Sinn Fein/IRA leadership was forced to close down its Dublin operation, the Provisional IRA Commander continued to maintain his business links with the drug dealers, but he was told that his association with the IRA would be denied if he ever appeared before a court for his criminal activity.
    The Dublin PIRA was now able to get even more involved in the drugs trade as they had been disowned by the Sinn Fein/IRA leadership. By now Christy Griffin was charged, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of his girlfriend’s daughter. Christy had always been someone the PIRA could deny and deny they did, but for those of us who know the truth Christy Griffin was one of the PIRA’s best earners in Dublin. Christy Griffin had been paid hundreds of thousands of Euro by the PIRA in Dublin for his good works on their behalf. The PIRA Commanding officer in Dublin continued and continues to pay money into the Professional IRA/Sinn Fein organization, this money is laundered through a myriad of front businesses. As long as the PIRA in Dublin, along the border and in the north did not stretch their criminal activity to ‘political terrorism’ they could be certain that they could get away with murder and there would be no political sanction against Sinn Fein. The recent murder of 22 year old Paul Quinn in CountyMonaghan by members of the PIRA shows that their assessment is correct. By association people like drug dealer Christy Griffin enjoyed the fact that the Government were turning a blind eye to organized crime that was associated with the PIRA. Griffin and the IRA Commander in Dublin were career criminals, both had graduated from youthful theft to violent crime, they both enjoyed the terrorizing of innocent people or anyone who got in their way.
    Christy Griffin involved many members of his extended family in his crimes. His nephew Colm Griffin was a member of his gang. Colm was an ad hoc intelligence officer who would be supplied with the details of Lorries carrying valuable goods and their movements, he would also receive information on banks and post offices that could be easily robbed and the PIRA would supply him with the guns to carry out those robberies. However, in May 2005 Colm Griffin and his associate Eric Hopkins were shot dead as they carried out an armed robbery of a post office in Lusk in north Dublin.
    As the feud surrounding Christy Griffin intensified several people were murdered. Thomas ‘tomo’ Byrne was well known within the north inner city, a female relative had been assaulted by the PIRA Commanding Officer, Byrne retaliated by beating the PIRA Commanding Officer and was later shot dead for his act of defiance. The PIRA Commander believed that he had a license to murder and mutilate at will.
    This feud had all started with the decision of a then 19 year old women to go to the Gardai and tell them that she had been raped by Christy Griffin from she was eight years old. This decision caused a split in the PIRA that had up until this point protected Christy Griffin and his associates. Those who supported Christy Griffin were simply trying to protect their sourse of income; those who opposed Christy Griffin were simply embarrassed because of their close association with Sinn Fein. The IRA Commander continues to enjoy the life of a wealthy businessman and uses legitimate businesses to launder money for his former PIRA comrades who continue to engage in full-time/front-line criminality including drug dealing. The PIRA Commander has been forced to pay The Criminal Assets Bureau 500,000 Euro but it has made little impact on his criminal earnings, some of which still makes its way to Sinn Fein.
    At its height the Christy Griffin feud claimed several lives including Stephen Ledden who was an innocent by-stander in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Gardai have managed to maintain a presence in the hot spots that have been central to the Griffin feud and this has reduced the feud to a smoldering cheek by jowl fist fight. The north inner city remains a dangerous place, yet it also remains a place where a great deal of money can still be made from drug dealing, cigarette smuggling and so forth. Now in 2010 the entrepreneurs among the criminal gangs including the PIRA, dissidents and the traditional drug dealers have joined forces to maximize profits. The PIRA members still manage to siphon off some money to Sinn Fein but keep the bulk for their own luxury; the dissidents are pure criminals who can satisfy their leadership by occasionally getting access to semi-automatic weapons that come in with drug shipments. The drug dealers continue to enjoy licensed protection from the various terrorist groupings. This pattern is being repeated in Limerick, Cork and many other urban centers around the country, however, Dublin remains the real money maker for all concerned.



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    Following the Magnitsky Money

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    Published on Sunday, 12 August 2012 16:09

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    By OCCRP

    Novaya Gazeta story (in Russian)

    As Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky slowly died in a Russian prison from abuse and neglect, US$230 million (5.4 billion Russian Rubles) in taxes stolen from his client disappeared into a maze of phantom companies, crooked banks and offshore accounts.  Magnitsky, accused of the largest tax scam in Russian state history despite being the whistleblower who reported it, knew who pulled off the theft but not who the powerful people behind them were.

     He died rather than admit to a crime he didn’t do. Magnitsky was the loser.  But the winners until now have not been identified. Reporters from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Barron's and Novaya Gazeta, spent months tracking banking records and offshores companies to identify two beneficiaries of the deal: businesses of a Russian state transportation official’s son and the ex-husband of a tax official who granted the refunds.

     The Money Flow

     The scam began with a Russian police raid on the offices of Magnitsky’s client:  Hermitage Capital Management investment fund. People impersonating company employees then used official stamps and documents seized in the raid and pled guilty to various crimes. The company was fined amounts that offset the company’s earnings for the year, and the impersonators then filed for a giant tax refund.

     Three phantom businesses, shell companies that exist only on paper, applied at Moscow tax offices #28 and #25 on behalf of Hermitage for a refund which was instantly granted.  Magnitsky, who reported the fraud, believed wrongly that if officials only knew what was happening they would react. They reacted by imprisoning him for tax evasion, demanding he write a confession, denying him medical care and beating him repeatedly. He lasted one year dying in 2009.

     In 2009 and 2011, secret trials in Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court fixed legal blame for what was a massive, arcane scam on two low-level ex-convicts: sawmill worker Viktor Markelov, once found guilty of manslaughter, and a robber,– Vyacheslav Khlebnikov.

     Both pled guilty. Both got minimum sentences of five years in a correctional colony. They were not even ordered to pay back the stolen money. Irina Dudukina, a spokeswoman for the Investigative Department of the Russian police, announced to the public that it was impossible to find the refund money because documents of the Moscow bank UBS were burned up in a truck crash. She had no details on when or where this crash occurred or why the documents were in a truck. And she didn’t specify why investigators didn’t try to get the same documents from the Russian Central Bank, which had copies of many of the transactions.

     No government executive or bureaucrat involved in the deals that sparked the rebate, in the illicit tax refund, or in Magnitsky’s death has ever been charged with anything.

     A government investigation concluded that the tax officials who handed out the rebates had been tricked by fraudsters, so it was not their fault.

     Tracking the Money

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    Banking records of the three companies that got the illegal tax refund -- Makhaon, Parfenion and Rilend -- show that the stolen money dissipated into phantom companies through thousands of banking transactions. Soon after these transactions, the three companies dissolved. Phantom companies fronted by proxy shareholders and directors designed to hide the real owners, made certain for years that who really was benefitting from the huge heist remained a secret.

     OCCRP reporters worked out a money trail that Russian officials were either unable or unwilling to follow.

     In January and the beginning of February 2008, for example, Parfenion wired $63 million USD to the bank accounts of two phantom companies: ZhK and Fausta .  Another transaction took place directly where Fausta sent $21 million USD to ZhK’s accounts.

     ZhK, which received in total about $39 million USD, was established in November 2003, by Marta Dmitrieva of Moscow. Dmitrieva told OCCRP reporters that while, yes, she did file documents with the tax office, she knew nothing of ZhK.

     “I have never been a shareholder or director of the company,” she said. “I didn’t have a job, and I found an Internet commercial that said there was a possibility to work as courier and applicant for different companies.”

     The sole shareholder of ZhK was Anatoly Dvoinikov from the village of Poselki in the Penzenskaya region, 640 kilometers from Moscow. Court records OCCRP reviewed show that Dvoinikov is likely a proxy shareholder and the director of many phantom companies.

     In November 2008, ZhK was folded into a new commercial entity along with two other companies. The address of this new corporate creation was inVladivostok in the Russian Far East, more than 6,400 kilometers from Moscow.

     Russian organized crime commonly uses the tactic of reorganizing companies to cover up fraud.

     Fausta, the other company that got money from Parfenion – about $45 million USD -- was registered in July 2007by Sergey Kirillov from Moscow.  Kirillov told OCCRP he did not establish the company.

     “I don’t know anything about this company,” he said. “Nobody asked me to establish it. Maybe some people got my passport details from banks where I took loans.”

     In March 2008, just a month after getting the Parfenion millions, Fausta was dissolved, according to the Russian Tax Service.  Fausta's banking records show that the money went from its bank account into the bank account of Univers another Moscow company.

     Univers was registered in October 2007 with Natalya Senchukova listed as the sole shareholder and director. The Russian state commercial registry lists her as a shareholder in more than 30 companies and she is likely another proxy.

     In November 2008, Univers was reorganized too in much the way ZhK had been. It was folded in with another company and the headquarters also were moved from Moscow to Vladivostok.

     OCCRP has obtained documents showing that the same registration agents reorganized both Univers and ZhK.

     Univers received money from Rilend and Makhaon, too. But bank records show that these transactions were made not directly, but through an intermediary company, called Anika.

     From the accounts of Univers and ZhK in Sberbank, the largest state-owned bank in Russia, and in Mosstroyeconombank, a small Moscow bank, money went into what is called a “correspondent bank account” held by tiny Krainiy Sever bank in one of Russia's biggest banks, Alfa Bank. Small banks commonly keep correspondent accounts within large banks so that they can more easily make foreign money transfers.

     From Feb. 5-13, 2008, $33 million poured into to Krainiy Sever’s correspondent account from Univers and ZhK. OCCRP has obtained court documents from cases unrelated to the Magnitsky case which indicates that this account has been a major recipient of money stolen from the Russian budget. Court decisions mention a number of phantom companies (including Starmiks, Optimtorg) which wired money to this account. (Doc1Doc2Doc3,Doc4Doc5).

     Police files OCCRP has obtained also mention many of these companies including ZhK, Univers, Starmiks, Optimtorg, as phantom firms used to launder money stolen from the Russian budget in December 2007.

     The Krainiy Sever account was used as a kind of “border point” from which money flowed to companies registered abroad.

     On Feb. 13, 2008, a Russian court ordered that account seized and a month later the Central Bank of the Russian Federation cancelled Krainiy Sever’s banking license for violation of the law “to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism”.

     In a press release the Central Bank said that Krainiy Sever managers had lost control of their Moscow subsidiary. Court records show that during two weeks in February of 2008, bank clients, mostly phantom companies, suspiciously wired $300 million into bank accounts in UkraineKyrgyzstan,MoldovaLatviaLithuaniaEstonia and Cyprus belonging to companies from the United KingdomBritish Virgin Islands (BVI) and Belize .

     OCCRP got in touch with an ex-police officer who investigated money laundering proceeds in Krainiy Sever.

     “When we raided the Moscow office of the bank, we met a guy there with a laptop from which he wired billions of rubles to different countries through the Internet. The guy was crying that he is from the FSB [Federal Security Service, the main secret service in Russia] and promised us a lot of problems”, said a former law enforcement officer who asked that his name not be mentioned for fear of retribution.

    Vladlen Stepanov

     Two phantom companies from Moldova, on the eastern border of the European Union, were among the foreign recipients of money from Krainiy Sever.  Bunicon-Impex SRL and Elenast-Com SRL had accounts in Banca de Economii in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.  OCCRP obtained banking records of these two companies which show they received $52 million from Feb. 4-13 from the Krainiy Sever account where the Magnitsky money had gone. The last transaction was on the day the account was seized by Russian authorities.  Almost all of their other transactions were also from Russia.  Money came into the two companies as rubles and went out in dollars to dozens of companies located in different countries.

     A third recipient of Magnitsky funds was Nomirex Trading Ltd. even though it was listed in United Kingdom records at the time as inactive.  Nomirex and Bunicon are known to be part of an interconnected laundering network, dubbed the Proxy Platform by OCCRP, which has been used by Mexican drug cartels, Vietnamese, Russian and Moldovan organized crime and others. (see Sidebar: Russian Laundering Machine).

     On Feb. 4, 2008, Bunicon received rubles from the Krainiy Sever account and the same day converted it into $4.5 million USD. The next day, $726,000 was wired to Nomirex through its bank account with the Latvian Trasta Komercbanka.

     The day after Nomirex got the money from Moldova, it wired $1.9 million to Quartell Trading Ltd in the British Virgin Islands. Swiss prosecutors are investigating Quartell based on a Money Laundering Suspicion Report that Hermitage filed with Swiss Attorney General Erwin Beyeler. Quartell transferred the money it received from Russia to Baikonur Worldwide Ltd from BVI. And it in turn wired it to a Cyprus company, Arivust Holdings Ltd, which had a bank account at Credit Suisse.

     

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    Olga Stepanova was the head of Moscow tax office #28, when it approved the fraudulent tax return. Her whereabouts are now unknown

     What stands out in this dizzying movement of money is this:
    Arivust is controlled by Vladlen Stepanov, the ex-husband of Olga Stepanova, who was the head of Moscow tax office #28, when it approved the fraudulent tax return.

     A bank statement for her ex-husband’s firm indicates that money that came into the account was spent on luxury property in Dubai.  Stepanov has long maintained that he earned the money in his accounts and that he had nothing to do with the tax refund theft. He even sued political activist Alexey Navalny for reposting a Hermitage video that alleged he benefited from the Magnitsky money.  Stepanov won that case. However, the wire transfers show that money did come directly from the Magnitsky money. Meanwhile, Olga Stepanov’s whereabouts and what happened to her after the refunds are unknown.

     A Credit Suisse banking statement pinpoints the same accounts as the source of payments made for property in Dubai for Elena Anisimova and Olga Tsareva, Stepanova’s deputies in the Moscow tax office.

     According to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Anisimova and Tsareva left Russia in 2011 in the same car and have not been located.

     “Stepanov had the possibility to explain it away because there was a gap in the money flow,” said a Hermitage representative who asked that their name not be used.  “Nobody could prove the origin of the money he had received on his accounts. Today, after banking records from Russia and Moldovabecame public, the chain has become direct. Now it is obvious that money which Stepanov received on his accounts had been stolen from the budget.”

    Stepanov refused to comment on the OCCRP findings.

     Denis Katsyv

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      Denis Katsyv the owner of Prevezon Holding is the son of Petr Katsyv, the wealthy and powerful former minister of transportation in the Moscow region

    Another company which received Russian money from Moldova is Prevezon Holdings Ltd owned by Denis Katsyv, the son of Petr Katsyv, the wealthy and powerful former minister of transportation in the Moscow region.  Petr Katsyv is considered one of the wealthiest civil servants in Russia. According to Forbes Magazine he is worth more than $4 million in 2012, and real estate records OCCRP obtained show the son is worth far more.  In 2012 the father left his ministerial post to head the General Department of Moscow Region for Cooperation with Federal Authorities.

     On Feb. 5, 2008, Bunicon received rubles equivalent to $9.4 million USD in 2008 exchange rates in two transactions from the correspondent account of the Krainiy Sever bank. The next day Bunicon sent $410,000 to Prevezon’s account at the Swiss bank UBS AG.

     On Feb. 13, 2008, Elenast received the equivalent of $800,000 USD from the same correspondent account, and transferred more than half of that amount to Prevezon.

     Records from the Cyprus commercial registry show Prevezon Holdings Ltd was registered in 2005 and is owned by Denis Katsyv (1000 shares) and a company called Martash Investment Holdings Ltd from the British Virgin Islands (1 share). Martash Investments is also owned by Denis Katsyv.

     Denis Katsyv told OCCRP that his company never dealt with any companies from Moldova.

     “I am really surprised to hear that,” he said. “I give you 200 percent that it is impossible. I am ready to help you in your investigation and show the banking statement of Prevezon to prove that it never received such money.”

    Katsyv never showed the statement.  Instead he called reporters and said he became shareholder in Prevezon only in April 2009 and had nothing to do with any Moldovan money.  Records from the Cyprus commercial registry show Katsyv actually became a shareholder in June 2008, a few months after the transfers.  Prevezon’s sole shareholder at the time of the transfers, Timofey Krit, is Katysv’s current business partner and the director of Prevezon.

     Other Problems

     This is not the first time the Katsyv family has run afoul of the law. In 2010, the Katsyv family was mentioned in a money-laundering case of Israeli bank Hapoalim which was investigated by Israeli authorities.

     According to court records OCCRP obtained, millions of dollars were transferred through Katsyv-controlled accounts at the bank.  Israeli prosecutors insisted that bank managers concealed the real beneficiaries of this accounts in violation of anti-money-laundering rules. But their lawyers blamed Katsyv’s business for the bank’s problems. The court eventually agreed and found the bank managers not guilty.

     According to the judgment, Katsyv’s company Martash Investment had to sign a secret agreement with the Israeli government to avoid indictment.

    “If the clients of the bank [Katsyv family] had denied signing the agreement, they would have faced charges and an indictment. The situation described by the lawyer [for Hapoalim managers] leads to the conclusion that the clients of the bank, who are the main culprits, apparently bought their freedom for money,” the final ruling in the case says.

     New York Properties

     The Katsyv family owns more than $17 million in New York real estate alone despite a new US law that says those who benefited from the Magnitsky case cannot enter the country.

     On Nov. 12, 2009, the Katsyv-owned Prevezon Holdings Ltd registered itself as a foreign business corporation in Brooklyn and on Nov. 30 that year Katsyv’s company set up a US business. Two weeks later it signed a deed on a condominium at Pine Street in Manhattan, for $829,000. The same day Prevezon Holding Ltd signed another deed and bought a second condo in the building for $1.2 million. Alexander Litvak, director of Prevezon Holdings Ltd, signed both deeds. 

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    Leviev's group of companies, Africa Israel-AFI, opened shopping malls all over the world. AFI Palace is the biggest shopping mall in Romania.

     

    The New York State Division of Corporations lists seven companies with names similar to Prevezon Holding Ltd that together own more than $17 million in New York real estate. Property records show that all the similarly named companies are affiliated with the same directors and managers, including Litvak and Krit, current director of Cyprus-based Prevezon. Some also own other New York City properties including five units in a luxury condominium complex at 20 Pine Street in the heart of Wall Street. A number of these are currently for sale for between $1 and $2 million each.

     Katsyv’s businesses are closely tied to another controversial figure: Russian oligarch Lev Leviev.  Leviev and Katsyv’s businesses often trade assets. (see Leviev story)

    While the money trail leads to Stepanov and Katsyv, they are not the only persons involved with the Magnitsky money.  The whereabouts of hundreds of millions of dollars still missing lie unlocked in other banking records that are still to be checked.

      

    The story was a cooperative effort of OCCRP, Novaya Gazeta and Barron's.  It was reported by Mihai Munteanu (OCCRP), Roman Anin (OCCRP/Novaya Gazeta) and Bill Alpert (Barron's). It was coordinated by Paul Radu (OCCRP). OCCRP can be reached at info@occrp.org .

     

     

    Financial advisor denies charges of money laundering some of the proceeds of Northern Bank raid

    Prosecution says it will show Ted Cunningham knew or believed £600,000 he dispersed was proceeds of a criminal offence

     Ted Cunningham at Cork Circuit Criminal Court yesterday for his trial on money laundering charges. Photograph:  Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

    Ted Cunningham at Cork Circuit Criminal Court yesterday for his trial on money laundering charges. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

     

    Barry Roche

     

    The trial opened yesterday of a financial adviser charged with money laundering over £600,000 allegedly part of proceeds of a Northern Bank raid when £26.5 million was stolen in Belfast 10 years ago. Timothy Cunningham(65), Woodbine Lodge, Farran, Co Cork, has denied nine counts of money laundering at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

    The state alleges in six of the charges that Mr Cunningham laundered sums of cash in January and February 2005, knowing or believing the cash to be the proceeds of the robbery at the Northern Bank Cash Centre, Donegall Square West in Belfast.

    The State alleges in a further three charges that Mr Cunningham laundered sums of cash by using these monies to purchase three cars or vehicles, again knowing or believing the cash to be proceeds of the Northern Bank raid on December 20th, 2004.

    Tom O’Connell SC , prosecuting, said the State would produce evidence that Mr Cunningham had “dispersed money in an unconventional or unorthodox way”.

    The Northern Bank robbery was a large robbery of cash from the Donegall Square West headquarters ofNorthern Bank in BelfastNorthern Ireland. Carried out on 20 December 2004, the gang seized the equivalent of £26.5 million in pounds sterling and small amounts of other currencies, largely euros and US$s. This makes it one of the largest bank robberies in UK history. Although the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and theBritish and Irish governments claimed the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) was responsible (or had permitted others to undertake the raid), this is denied by the Provisional IRA and the political party Sinn Féin. Although one person has been convicted of money laundering, the investigation is still ongoing, and the case remains unsolved.
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    On the night of Sunday 19 December 2004, groups of armed men arrived at the homes of two officials of the Northern Bank, one in Downpatrick in County Down, the other in Poleglass, near Belfast. Masquerading as PSNI officers, they entered the homes and held the officials and their families at gunpoint. Bank official Christopher "Chris" Ward was taken from Poleglass to Downpatrick, the home of his supervisor, Kevin McMullan, while gunmen remained at his home with his family. Subsequently, McMullan's wife was taken from their home and held, also at gunpoint, at an unknown location. The following day both officials were instructed to report for work at the bank's headquarters at Belfast's Donegall Square West as normal.

    At lunch time on Monday, 20 December 2004, Ward removed a sum of money thought to be around £1 million and placed it in a sports holdall. He walked out of the bank's Wellington Street staff entrance with the holdall and made his way to a bus stop in Queen StreetBelfast where he met up with one of the robbers. This action was later released as a closed circuit video presentation. After handing over the sports holdall with the stolen money, Ward returned to his work location. This was regarded as a test run for the main robbery later in the evening.

    McMullan and Ward remained at work after the close of business, and later in the evening they gave entry to other members of the gang. The robbers entered the bank via the Wellington Street staff entrance and made their way to the bank's cash handling and storage facility. This held an unusually large amount of cash in preparation for distribution to automated teller machines for the busy Christmas shopping season. Cash was transferred to one or several vehicles parked outside in Wellington Street. The gang then fled. Shortly before midnight the gang holding the Ward family left, and those holding Mrs McMullan released her in a forest near Ballynahinch. The haul included £10m of uncirculated Northern Bank sterling banknotes, £5.5m of used Northern Bank sterling notes, £4.5m of circulated sterling notes issued by other banks, and small amounts of other currencies, largely eurosand US$s.

    Following the raid, Northern Bank announced that it would recall all £300 million worth of its banknotes in denominations of £10 or more, and reissue them in different colours with a new logo and new serial numbers. The first of these new notes entered circulation on 11 March 2005.

     

    Initial responses

    Although the police initially refused to be drawn as to who might be involved, a number of commentators, including journalist Kevin Myers writing in the Daily Telegraph, quickly blamed the Provisional IRA, saying that only it had the wherewithal to conduct such a professional operation in the province. One senior police officer quoted in The Guardian newspaper said: "This operation required great expertise and coordination, probably more than the loyalist gangs possess".

    Investigations were conducted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. On 7 January 2005 Hugh Orde, the service's Chief Constable, issued an interim report in which he blamed the Provisional IRA for the robbery. The British and Irish governments concurred with Orde's assessment, as did the Independent Monitoring Commission (the body appointed by the Irish and British governments to oversee the Northern Ireland ceasefires). Sinn Féin, however, denied the Chief Constable's claim, saying the IRA had not conducted the raid and that Sinn Féin officials had not known of or sanctioned the robbery.Martin McGuinness said that Orde's accusation represented "nothing more than politically-biased allegations. This is more to do with halting the process of change which Sinn Féin has been driving forward than with anything that happened at the Northern Bank". Bertie Ahern, the Irish Taoiseach, on the other hand, said that "an operation of this magnitude had obviously been planned at a stage when I was in negotiations with those that would know the leadership of the Provisional movement."

    On 18 January 2005 the Provisional IRA issued a two-line statement denying any involvement in the robbery: "The IRA has been accused of involvement in the recent Northern Bank robbery. We were not involved".

    Despite this denial of involvement from the Provisional IRA, and others by its supporters, it has been widely believed in Northern Ireland, especially in unionist and loyalist circles, that the raid was the work of the IRA, and intended by them as a means of securing a pension fund for its active service members, who have been largely unemployed since the promulgation of the Good Friday Agreement.

    Insurance

    At the time of the raid, Northern Bank was owned by National Australia Bank although a deal had been signed to sell the bank to Danske Bank in the following year, 2005. This meant that all the costs of the raid were taken by National Australia Bank and not Northern Bank.

     

    Arrests and investigation developments

    10 February

    On 10 February the houses of Liam and Michael Donnelly were searched in connection with the robbery but nothing was found on the business premises either.[11]

    17 February

    On 17 February the Gardaí announced it had arrested seven people and recovered over £2 million, including £60,000 in Northern Bank notes, during raids in the Cork and Dublin areas, as part of ongoing investigations intomoney laundering. The Gardaí did not officially confirm that the raids were related to the Northern Bank robbery, but made the arrests under the Offences against the State Act, the republic's chief anti-terrorism law. Those arrested are reported to include several men from Derry and a former Sinn Féin councillor. A suspected IRA member was arrested at Heuston Station, along with two others. Money to the sum of €94,000 was found in their vehicle, in a washing powder box.[13] One of the men, Don Bullman from Co. Cork, was charged on 18 February at the Special Criminal Court with IRA membership. He was jailed for IRA membership but never charged in connection with the Northern Bank robbery.

    18 February

    On 18 February, Gardaí in Passage West arrested a man found to be attempting to burn sterling banknotes.[15]Two men in Dublin were released from questioning, as was the Sinn Féin member in Cork.

    A top Irish businessman and associate of the TaoiseachPhil Flynn, stepped down from a number of positions pending the outcome of a Gardaí investigation into Chesterton Finance, of which he is a non-executive director. He stepped down as chairman of a government body overseeing decentralisation, as well as giving up a position on the board of VHI and as chairman of the Bank of Scotland.[17]

    The PSNI recovered £50,000 in unused Northern banknotes at Newforge Country Club, a sports and social club inBelfast for off-duty and retired police officers, owned by the PSNI's Athletic Association. The PSNI stated it was a diversion, but it is being investigated.

    19 February

    Police confirm the money found at the Newforge Country Club was part of the £26 million from the bank robbery.

    October 2005

    On 12 October, Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy told a law enforcement conference in Dublin that he was satisfied that the money recovered in Cork in February came from the Northern Bank robbery.

    November 2005

    On 2 November the PSNI arrested two men in Kilcoo, County Down, as part of a pre-planned operation in connection with the robbery. Sinn Féin's Willie Clarke says that the two arrested are not members of his party.

    On 3 November three more people were arrested in BelfastDungannon and Coalisland, bringing the total number of people arrested during the operation to five. All five were questioned in the PSNI's Serious Crime Suite in Antrimpolice station. It was reported that in the early hours of the morning, crowds blocked the road betweenCastlewellan and Newry near Kilcoo with burnt-out vehicles. Hugh Orde defended the police action as "proportionate" and gave his full backing to the detectives handling the operation. Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew claimed the raids were a "political stunt".

    One of the five arrested during Tuesday and Wednesday has been released. The individual arrested in Dungannon was named as Brian Arthurs, a member of Sinn Féin and brother of Declan Arthurs, an IRA volunteer killed in 1987.

    On 7 November, Martin McAliskey, a 42-year-old man from Coalisland, County Tyrone, was charged with making false statements to police in relation to a white Ford Transit van allegedly used in the robbery.

    On 29 November police investigating the raid arrested Chris Ward and searched his home. They confirmed that another bank employee, a 23-year-old woman who was not named, was also arrested on the same day.

    December 2005

    On 2 December PSNI raided Casement Park, the Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Belfast, and the related Social Club. The GAA reported the matter to the Irish government.

    On 7 December, Chris Ward was charged with the robbery. Belfast Magistrates' Court was told the prosecution case was based on Ward's actions in the days preceding and during the raid, and a suspicious work rota, as well as discrepancies in Ward's original statements to police. Ward denied the charge and claimed police had harassed him and his family in an attempt to frame him. He also complained that he had been held in police custody for an unprecedented eight days under the Criminal Justice Act before being charged.

    3 January 2007

    All charges against Dominic McEvoy and Martin McAliskey are dropped by the Public Prosecution Service. Hugh Orde describes the developments as a setback. Chris Ward is remanded on bail until 31 January, when he will appear before the court again.

    October 2007

    A date of September 2008 was set for the trial of Chris Ward, in connection with the robbery. He is charged with robbery and two further charges of false imprisonment.

    October 2008

    On 9 October 2008, Ward was acquitted of the charges of false imprisonment and robbery. The judge discharged him after the prosecution said it would be offering no more evidence.

    March 2009

    On 27 March, financial adviser Ted Cunningham from Cork was found guilty of laundering over three million pounds sterling which came from the robbery.

    May 2012

    On 11 May 2012, the Court of Criminal Appeal quashed the conviction of Ted Cunningham on all ten charges, citing an invalidity of the warrant used to search his house. The invalidity referred to the fact that the warrant was issued by the senior Garda in charge of the investigation, as allowed for by section 29 (1) of the Offences against the State Act, a state of affairs which the Court found to be repugnant to the Constitution of Ireland. The Court ordered a retrial on nine of the ten original counts of money laundering. It directed that the tenth, relating to a sum of money allegedly found in Cunningham's home was not to be retried.

    February 2014

    Ted Cunningham was given a 5 year suspended sentence having pleaded guilty last week to two counts of money laundering following four days of trial.

    International
    Monday Newspaper Review - Irish Business News and International Stories
    By Finfacts Team
    Jul 11, 200506:55

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    International
    Monday Newspaper Review - Irish Business News and International Stories
    By Finfacts Team
    Jul 11, 200506:55

    http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/printer_10002530.shtml

    The Irish Independent reports that a money-laundering racket uncovered by the gardai was used by the Provisional IRA to 'cleanse' at least �5m (�7.2m) in sterling notes from the proceeds of the Northern Bank robbery.

    The extent of the racket was revealed last night as gardai worked closely with the PSNI to build up a case against the masterminds of the scam.

    The massive investigation, which involves several national garda units, is being carried out alongside inquiries into the Belfast robbery in which the IRA got away with 38m.

    Senior garda officers are satisfied that the cash traced and seized in their investigation is directly linked to the robbery last December.

    A detailed picture of the money trail emerged last night as inquiries continued here and overseas:

     Gardai seized 2.4m in used £20 notes stashed into holdall bags in the basement of a bungalow owned by Cork financier Ted Cunningham whose firm, Chesterton Finance Company, is alleged to have been used to help launder the cash.

     Another £1.5m in new sterling notes went up in smoke when a man in Passage West burnt the cash in his fireplace after the scam organisers panicked because they feared the new notes could be traceable.

     The remaining �1.1m was identified in the paper trail across a series of financial institutions and has either been seized or spent.

    Gardai recovered almost £0.5m of the latter tranche when they were either contacted by businessmen or raided houses or business premises in Cork city, Douglas, Millstreet, Co Cork; Killarney and Rathmore, Co Kerry; Tullamore, Co Offaly; and Dunboyne, Co Meath.

    Detectives also seized £93,000 in a Daz washing powder packet after searching a jeep at Heuston rail station in Dublin. Gardai surrounded the jeep on the afternoon of February 16 after an intelligence tip-off resulted in the monitoring of two Derry men who travelled to Dublin in the vehicle to meet a suspected republican, who had travelled from Cork.

    Gardai allege that the money had previously been taken south from Derry in sterling to be 'laundered', and was being handed back in 'clean' euro notes when it was seized.

    At that stage, the garda investigation had already been under way for about nine weeks and the intelligence about the meeting in Dublinforced officers into moving against a number of suspects at the centre of their inquiries.

    Apart from raiding Cunningham's home in the village of Farran, 10 miles outside Cork city, gardai detained two other men and a woman - including a Sinn Fein activist who had been a former councillor and party election agent.

    But from a total of seven arrests, only one person has so far been charged and he is now awaiting trial on accusations of being a member of an illegal organisation.

    Last month, the PSNI carried out a series of raids in Derry and seized more than �30,000 in 11 searches of houses and businesses; while a related raid was carried out by gardai in Co Donegal.

    The Northern Bank estimates the IRA made off with about �9.9m, but the rest of the missing money has not yet surfaced.

    The money trail has also led overseas, and gardai have made visits to Britain and to Bulgaria where an Irish-based company had intended to invest in property.

    A number of bank accounts had been set up by the company in relation to its legitimate investment plans following a visit to Sofia by an Irish delegation that included Ted Cunningham and Phil Flynn, a former vice president of Sinn Fein and senior trade unionist.

    The Irish Independent also reports that Cognotec, the foreign exchange trading software group headed by Brian Maccaba, lost $4.9m in 2003 to take its accumulated deficit to $91.65m, the latest accounts show.

    The huge accumulated losses meant that the company's liabilities exceeded its assets by $915,785, causing auditors Ernst & Young to warn that this balance sheet situation may require the convening of an extraordinary general meeting.

    "The balance sheet shows an excess of liabilities over assets and, in our opinion, on that basis there did exist at 30 November 2003, a financial situation which under Section 40 (1) of the Companies (Amendment) Act 1983 may require the convening of an extraordinary general meeting of the company," the auditors noted.

    According to the financial statement, the accounts were prepared on a going-concern basis as the directors believe current working capital is sufficient to meet the needs of the company until positive cash flow is generated.

     

    Turnover for the year to November 30 2003 was $12.6m, down from almost $15m the previous year.

    Staff numbers dropped from 91 in 2002 to 57 in 2003.

    The average staff cost is $8,294.

    Directors' remuneration shot up by 88pc in the period to $552,285, although it is unclear how many directors were paid in 2003, as four directors resigned that year.

    The Maccaba-headed company paid corporation tax of $326,366 in the period but a note in the accounts shows it had a tax loss carried forward at year end of $80.4m. The group had debts of $11.55m, according to the accounts.

    Maccaba, one of the highest profile Irish businessmen during the tech boom at the end of the nineties, hit the front pages for all the wrong reasons last year. He lost a case against a London rabbi over lurid allegations about his private life.

    During what became known as the 'Indecent Proposal case' - echoing the plot of the Hollywood film starring Robert Redford - Mr Maccaba had accused a rabbi of spreading "poisonous" allegations that he was a "sexual predator" and "serial adulterer" who chased after young married Jewish women.

    The entrepreneur is thought to have been hit with legal costs of nearly �3m, the longest slander case in legal history.

    Maccaba founded Cognotec in Dublin in 1991 and the company has raised about $90m from international investors, including SoftBank and Warburg Pincus.

    The Irish Times reports that Dublin solicitor Brian O'Donnell has emerged as the preferred bidder for a �115 million (�167.43 million) office property in London's docklands, less than four months after he spent �135 million on a neighbouring development.

    Mr O'Donnell, a former managing partner of William Fry, and his wife Dr Mary Patricia O'Donnell were told late last week that they had beaten off a number of other wealthy bidders, including at least two Irish businessmen, to win control of 17 Columbus Courtyard in Canary Wharf.

     


    The 18,600 square-metre office building is currently occupied by investment bank, Credit Suisse First Boston on a letting agreement that has another 23 years to run.

    The occupancy yields about �6.5 million each year in rent.

    Mr O'Donnell, who was advised on the deal by the corporate finance team at Deloitte in Dublin, will buy the property from the Canary Wharf Group.

    He is thought to have submitted a highly-leveraged bid that could see him put down less than �20 million of his own funds.

    His status as preferred bidder means he has been selected ahead of at least four other would-be buyers.

    These are thought to have included two prominent Irish businessmen who were respectively advised by Bank of Ireland Private Banking and KPMG.

    Other interested parties included a Middle Eastern consortium and a teachers' pension fund from the US.

    The Columbus Courtyard is just the second building to be sold off by Canary Wharf since the group was taken private by Morgan Stanley's Songbird consortium a year ago.

    Mr and Mrs O'Donnell bought the first such property, 15 Westferry Circus, in March just days after the British Chancellor, of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, abolished stamp duty in "deprived" areas, including Canary Wharf.

    Stamp duty could previously have been charged at 4 per cent of the purchase price.

    The yield of about 5.5 per cent that the O'Donnells will draw from the Columbus building marks a decline from the 6.2 per cent that came with 17 Westferry Circus, with the fall linked to the downward movement in UK swap rates in the interim.

    The 17 Columbus Courtyard property was built in 1998 and has been occupied by Credit Suisse First Boston from the start.

    The Irish Times says that Taoiseach Bertie Ahern successfully fought off moves to harmonise European tax rates in the troubled draft constitutional treaty for the European Union (EU).

    But a new battle on taxation may now be looming after the Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel suggested that the EU could part-fund its budget with a levy on international financial transactions.

    Such a tax is unlikely to find support on Merrion Street. It would hit Ireland harder than most EU members, given the very high level of international transaction in the IFSC in Dublin.

    Yet Mr Schuessel, who takes over the EU's rotating presidency at the end of this year, said said it should not continue to be the case that "every euro that we need for [ the EU] is drawn from national budgets".

    Interviewed in the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, he said fundamental budget reform was required to that provide the EU with its own source of cash.

    "I suggest there should be an automatic financing mechanism for part of the EU budget - for example through taxation of international financial transactions," he said.

    About half the EU's budget, worth �106.3 billion in 2005, is paid for by contributions from member states based on their gross national product (GNP). The rest comes mainly from levies on agricultural imports and customs duties and VAT .

    EU leaders meeting in Brussels last month failed to agree on the bloc's 2007-2013 funding and Mr Schuessel said budget talks were becoming "ever more brutal". He warned that if the EU was not given its own source of cash, there would be an "unprecedented scrap over distribution".

    His proposal for a tax on international transactions similar to one made by French President Jacques Chirac to help fight Aids.

    The Irish Examiner reports that recruitment activity remained buoyant in the second quarter of the year, Bank of Ireland said yesterday. 

    The bank said the level of job advertising in the three months to June was 6% ahead of the same period last year and the retail and professional sectors were particularly strong. 

    Chief economist Dan McLaughlin said the demand for labour continued to grow strongly and immigration was playing �a key role� in filling the gap between demand and Irish-based supply.

    �Ireland is at full employment and this pace of job creation is significantly outstripping the growth in the indigenous supply of labour, so the balance can only be met by tapping into the excess supply of labour available across the EU,� said Dr McLaughlin.

    Job ads in the financial sector were 48% ahead of the same quarter last year, while ads placed by retailers were 35% higher. 

    There were 20% more professional jobs on offer, but slowdowns were recorded in construction, information technology and manufacturing, where job ads were down by around 15%.

    The Irish Examiner also reports that Irish people who regularly buy goods and services over the internet believe it is a relatively safe method of shopping, according to a new EU survey. 

    Just over 2% of customers who made purchases online experienced difficulty in obtaining redress or repair following an initial complaint.

    Some 3.6% of respondents said they were annoyed that delivery costs were higher than anticipated, while 3% complained that suppliers failed to provide a satisfactory response to a complaint. 

    Only 1.4% of e-shoppers in Ireland expressed concern about a lack of security with regards to payment over the internet with just half that number experiencing fraudulent use of either credit or debit cards. 

    The most frequent complaint by Irish internet users was the fact that delivery times were longer than promised a fault experienced by almost 7% of those who bought goods online.

    The Financial Times reports that European Union (EU) regulators have expressed concerns that any US government decision to prosecute the US business of KPMG, one of the big four accounting firms, could badly damage the already-concentrated audit market.

    The regulators have stopped short of demanding that the US government refrain from bringing criminal charges against KPMG for past tax work but they do not want to see the number of big accounting firms falling to three.

    Arthur Andersen, once the world's biggest accounting firm, collapsed after the US justice department brought criminal charges against its US partnership in 2002.

    KPMG could suffer a similar fate if the department presses criminal charges against its US partnership over past sales of tax avoidance products to clients.

    A decision is expected soon but the justice department and KPMG declined to comment.

    KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PwC dominate the auditing of multinational companies.

    Since Andersen's demise, regulators have often expressed concerns about the high concentration of the audit market and the lack of choice big companies have.

    European regulators accept they cannot interfere with the US justice department's decision on KPMG but they are concerned about the potential consequences.

    An official at the European Commission said: "It was already an issue going down to four big accounting firms. Obviously, having only three would be an even bigger problem."

    Some European regulators have relayed their concerns about the potential consequences of the KPMG case to their counterparts in the US.

    Andersen's international network of accounting businesses disintegrated after the justice department pressed obstruction of justice charges against its US partnership, which had been auditor to Enron, the energy company that collapsed in 2001.

    The US Justice Department's investigation into KPMG's US business focuses on sales of tax avoidance products to clients between 1998 and 2002.

    Last month KPMG admitted some former partners had engaged in unlawful conduct during that period.


     

    The Financial Times also reports that at the end of a shortened, dramatic trading week, shares on Wall Street went out on high after good economic news prevailed over terrorist attacks and surging oil prices.

    With no trading on Monday because of the Fourth of July holiday, oil prices, spurred on by a vicious hurricane season that threatens the country�s oil supplies, continued to be of major concern on Wall Street.

    Positive data on unemployment and consumer confidence coupled with some strong figures from the US earning season helped the markets to weather the storm and all three indices rose more than 1 per cent on Friday.

    Friday�s data showed from the Labor Department showed that US employers added 146,000 jobs in June. This was below Wall Street forecasts, but the unemployment rate fell to its lowest since September 2001, a government report showed. �What we have seen is a tug of war between politics and corporate fundamentals,� said Quincy Krosby, chief investment strategist at The Hartford.

    One such corporate fundamental was the gains made by Alcoa, the world�s biggest aluminium maker, that on Friday posted the best quarterly profit in its history. Its shares gained 4.3 per cent on Friday, taking it to $27.20. Over the week it was up 4.1 per cent.

    By the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had climbed 1.4 per cent to 10,449.14 and the broader S&P 500 was up 1.2 per cent at 1,211.86. The technology heavy Nasdaq gained 1.8 per cent, taking it to 2,112.88.

    Since the close of trade last Friday the Dow was up 1.4 per cent, the S&P 1.2 per cent and the Nasdaq 1.8 per cent.

    The recovery makes for a striking contrast with other recent atrocities that sent markets reeling and showed traders now fully �price in� terrorism. While the markets recovered in one session from the London blast, it took the S&P 500 more than two years to recover to its pre-September 11 levels. It took 14 session to recover from the Madrid blasts.

    The market was helped in its swift recovery, said Ms Krosby, in part because of the impressive show of resolve by Tony Blair and George Bush and because of strong underlying consumer and economic news.

    One of the most striking comebacks of the week was by the airline industry, which was badly hit by the double whammy of an oil spike and a terrorist attack but still managed to rally. The Amex Airline index was up 1.8 per cent at 48.03. Delta shares rose by 3.6 per cent on Friday after its share price plummeted in the wake of the news from London. However, it was still down 6 per cent over the week, finishing at $3.50.

    The tourist sector also made a comeback with the Marriott International hotel group up on last Friday by1.2 per cent at $69.49. The cruise operator Carnival also recovered after Thursday, and ended the week virtually unchanged at $54.74.

    Ms Quincy said the continued good health of America�s shoppers had also helped to lift markets.

    �The consumer confidence figures and the good retail sales showed that, despite higher prices at the pump, the US consumer is still alive and well,� he said.

    Wal-Mart, the world�s biggest retailer, certainly had a good week with shares up 3.4 per cent at $49.90. The company was helped by an announcement on Thursday that its June same-store sales rose 4.5 per cent, helped by seasonal merchandise such as air conditioners and summer clothes.

    Shares of Gap were up 5.8 per cent at $20.97 and Target advanced 4.3 per cent, to $56.93.

    By mid-week, Exxon was among the biggest drags on both the Dow and the S&P 500, falling 1.7 per cent to $59.11 on Wednesday. However, it finished 1.9 per cent up from the previous week at $59.40.

    The most dramatic gains of the week came from a group of little-known specialist security companies that saw their shares leap on the terrorist news from London.

    Ipix and Digital Recorders, two companies that make surveillance devices, both saw their share prices jump on the news of the London attacks. Ipix soared 23.7 per cent on the day before finishing the week 2.8 per cent higher at $2.90.

    Wolfgang Munchau in the FT, under a headline Europe must tackle terrorism, writes:  

    We do not know the next target of the terrorists after Madrid and London. Maybe Rome, where prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will be facing an election next year. Or maybe Copenhagen. The Danish government also helped US President George W. Bush in the war against Iraq. But the surprise of the timing of the London attack reminds us that the terrorists do not usually behave as we expect them to.

    The French and Germans also have reason to fear that Paris and Berlin, too, may be future targets despite their governments� opposition to the Iraq war.

    But even if we have no clue where the al-Qaeda network will strike next, we know they operate on a pan-European level. After September 11, al-Qaeda has focused increasingly on the Middle East and Europe, which are today far more vulnerable and less prepared to cope with terrorist attacks than the US.

    One reason is the way the European Union has chosen to organise the fight against terrorism. Anti-terrorism is not the business of the EU and its institutions. Europol, the EU�s nascent police services, has extended its official remit to include anti-terrorism. But it hardly matters. The fight against terrorism has remained primarily the job of national agencies, intelligence services and police forces. They were set up at a time when the main terrorist threat in Europe was indeed national � the IRA in the UK, Eta in Spain, Baader-Meinhof in Germany or the Red Brigades in Italy.

    The trouble is that the al-Qaeda terrorists are thinking more European than Europe�s national anti-terrorism agencies. It is therefore a legitimate question to ask whether our present institutional set-up is still appropriate. Or rather, whether it is the best conceivable system we could think of, whether we would reinvent it in this manner if it did not exist today.

    The answer to all these questions is an emphatic No. If we had to build a new system from scratch, we would not establish independent national systems in each country. After the Madrid bombings last year, the EU only went so far as to set up an embryonic anti-terrorism unit, headed by the Dutchman Gijs De Vries, the European co-ordinator for counter-terrorism.

    As his title suggests, the main job at EU level is co-ordination. It is essentially a bureaucratic agency, very much the kind of thing one would expect the EU to do. Mr De Vries is not the head of a European Central Intelligence Agency. He has no agents in the field. His job is to provide a bird�s-eye view analysis of terrorist threats in Europe.

    There has been some good progress in bringing together national security and anti-terrorism analysts as part of Mr de Vries�s activities. The European arrest warrant and the setting up of joint investigation teams of national police forces were also helpful.

    While the EU has a limited role in intelligence analysis, it has no operational responsibilities. The defenders of the status-quo always say there already exists a great deal of co-operation between the national security services, on a �need-to-know� basis, mostly bilaterally or trilaterally. We are assured � and have no reason to disbelieve � that this system works reasonably well. The agencies have apparently prevented several deadly attacks. One case we know of occurred in December 2001 when French and German police foiled a terrorist attempt to blow up the Christmas market in Strasbourg.

    Despite these successes, it is doubtful that this is the best the EU can do. Richard Falkenrath, a former White House adviser on homeland security, has argued that the EU should tear down the wall between military intelligence and civil law enforcement.

    The EU is the natural level at which to base an effective homeland security agency, comprising an analytical and an operation arm.
    >The reason is that the EU has become a deeply integrated political and economic area. In the so-called Schengen area, citizens enjoy passport-free travel. Travelling to the non-Schengen parts of the EU is not difficult either. In such an area it would be nonsensical to have different standards of airport security or different national systems for the protection of the EU�s external borders.

    You might say that this is politically impossible. After all, national security is at the heart of national sovereignty. But this is not how the EU�s citizens see it. Opinion polls � even in eurosceptic Britain � suggest a large majority want the EU to fight terrorism. They no longer believe that national governments can deliver the appropriate level of security in the EU.

    This is the fundamental trouble with the EU. It does what it should not be doing, such as running discriminatory agricultural price support systems, while it does not what it should be doing, such as fighting terrorism and providing security.

    We have all marvelled at the stoicism and defiance of Londoners in the aftermath of Thursday�s attacks. But it is not our attitude that will defeat terrorism. It is the way we organise the fight. We should have had a fundamental debate about the effectiveness of our anti-terrorism systems after the Madrid bombing last year. We urgently need it now.

    The New York Times reports that  Goldman Sachs and Allianz of Germany are in talks to acquire a $1 billion stake in China's largest state-owned bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, according to a person briefed on the discussions.

    The talks come at a time when some of the world's biggest financial institutions are rushing into China to acquire stakes in some of the country's large but troubled state-owned banks ahead of planned initial public offerings in the next few years. The Bank of America said last month that it would pay $3 billion for a 9 percent stake in the nation's third-largest lender, the China Construction Bank, which is expected to offer shares to the public late this year.

    And UBS said last month that it was considering investing as much as $500 million in the Bank of China, another huge state-owned bank.

    "All the big financial institutions want a piece of the action," said Jack J. T. Huang, who oversees China coverage for the law firm Jones Day in Taipei, Taiwan. "This is not necessarily a rational decision when you look at the numbers. But these institutions believe the government won't allow these banks to fail. They will step in to help them succeed."

    I.C.B.C. has nearly 400,000 employees, more than 100 million customers and about $500 billion in assets. It is unclear how large a stake in the bank Goldman and Allianz may get. The negotiations were reported by the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong on Saturday.

    Goldman and other large investment banks may be positioning themselves to help take the banks public in the next few years in deals that could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in investment banking fees.

    Citigroup was initially expected to help take China Construction Bank public, but bankers said that deal is now likely to be handled by Morgan Stanley and its Chinese joint venture partner, the China International Capital Corporation, after Citigroup passed on buying a stake.

    But the huge investments could be risky for some of the financial institutions because China's banking system has been struggling for years with massive debts, poor management and deep-rooted corruption.

    The Chinese government has consistently stepped in to help bail out the banks. For example, it injected $45 billion into the China Construction Bank and the Bank of China in 2003. And analysts say the government is determined to revitalize the nation's banking system as it prepares to open the market to foreign banks.

    I.C.B.C. is one of the most troubled. For years, the bank has racked up bad loans tied to poorly operating state-owned enterprises. It has also been plagued by corruption. In the past year, more than 350 I.C.B.C. officials were punished after an auditor found over $800 million in irregularities at the bank. Some bank officials were arrested on charges of trying to steal about $900 million.

    The bank has also been a victim: a private company used forged documents to borrow nearly $900 million from the bank, according to reports in state news outlets.

    But analysts say the government has pressed the big financial institutions to help clean up the banking system by taking sizable stakes in the four largest state-owned banks, which also include the Agricultural Bank of China.

    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley - considered the two most powerful foreign investment banks in China - have each purchased a substantial number of bad loans from China's financial institutions.

    Goldman, J. P. Morgan Chase and I.C.B.C. have also teamed up to agree to loan about $9 billion to the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, one of China's largest state-owned oil companies, if it succeeds in acquiring theUnocal Corporation, an American company. The Chinese oil company, known as Cnooc, is in a bidding war with Chevron over Unocal, and Goldman and J. P. Morgan are Cnooc's financial advisers in that effort.

    Indeed, Goldman has moved aggressively in recent years to strengthen its operations in China and solidify its ties to the government in the expectation that the country could some day be a source of billions of dollars in profits.

    Henry M. Paulson Jr., Goldman's chairman, has made dozens of trips to China in recent years. And last year, Goldman agreed to donate $67 million to the government to bail out a Chinese brokerage firm.

    Goldman then got approval to form a joint venture that could operate in China's domestic securities market. Altogether Goldman's investment in the joint venture is expected to top $200 million in the first few years.

    Goldman has ample money to invest in a deal now. It finished raising $8.5 billion in April for Goldman Sachs Capital Partners V, one of the largest investment funds created this year.

    The NYT says that banner ads, the Internet's favorite petri dish, have begun yet another round of experimentation, this time as shopping assistants.

    Late last month, Chitika (pronounced CHIH-tih-ka), an advertising company based in Marlborough, Mass., began testing eMiniMalls, a technology that scans a Web page, chooses a product the reader might be interested in, then displays banner ads that are miniature shopping comparison pages, with prices, product reviews and links to merchants.

    Analysts and online executives say the idea may find a market if consumers can overcome their longstanding habit of ignoring anything that appears in a rectangular box toward the top of a Web page.

    "I know it's interactive, and shopping search is a good idea, but it's still perceived as this thing, this space," said Gary Stein, an analyst with Jupiter Research, an online consultancy. "Banners just aren't all that great at attracting attention."

    Chitika's unusual approach to banners is aimed at attracting attention. The ads, which are being tested by a handful of online publishers, including the college savings site Upromise.com, allow users to click on different tabs to view various features of a product without being whisked away to another site.

    For instance, on a client's Web page that mentions MP3 players, Chitika could instantly send to the publisher a banner ad featuring iPods available at three different retailers. Next to the merchants' names and their prices, users could click on a tab to see brief product reviews, descriptions and quotes about iPods from selected online Web logs. Only when users click on a merchant's link are they taken to the retailer's product page for that item.

    At that point, the merchant pays a fee averaging about $1, whether there is a purchase or not, to Chitika, which shares an undisclosed portion with Shopping.com, the product comparison site that feeds merchant and product data to Chitika.

    Indeed, the affiliation with Shopping.com is one of two fairly strong factors that could help Chitika gain the attention of advertisers and publishers. Besides the ascendancy of shopping search engines, there is a growing appetite among publishers for so-called contextual advertising.

    Online merchants and investors have grown fond of shopping comparison sites in the last year. Sites like Shopzilla, Shopping.com, Nextag, Pricegrabber and others were visited by about one-third of all active online users in the United States in May, according to Nielsen/NetRatings, an Internet consultancy. Those numbers will probably climb during the holiday season, when shoppers look to comparison sites for bargains and gift ideas.

    Merchants, who typically pay to list their products on the shopping sites, report fairly good success in attracting customers this way. The resulting increases in shopping search revenues at Shopping.com and Shopzilla led to those companies being bought last month, when eBay acquired Shopping.com for $620 million, and E. W. Scripps, the media company, purchased Shopzilla for $525 million.

    Google has helped invigorate the market for contextual ads, with its AdSense service. In that program, publishers devote a certain amount of space - typically near the bottom of the page - to text advertisements. Google scans the Web page and plugs in text ads for products that are somehow related to its content. When someone clicks on an ad, Google sends the publisher a commission.

    AdSense has gained a huge following over the last two years among Web publishers, who particularly like that Google sells and places the ads on their behalf.

    Chitika can offer the same benefits to publishers, while also offering them the ability to control what goes into the banner and, in the near future, when and how its banners can be displayed. For instance, they may opt to leave the Chitika ads aside until readers click on pages for which the publisher has been unable to attract high-paying advertisers. Or, they may block the listings of merchants who compete with the publisher's existing ad clients. Chitika clients may also eschew the banner format in favor of a square display.

    According to Venkat Kolluri, Chitika's chief executive, a handful of mostly small publishers began testing the service in the last week of June, including bloggers, home decorating sites and a site offering money-saving advice. Mr. Kolluri said "several hundred" more publishers have applied to receive the ads - a process that requires no fees, and the insertion of only one line of computer code to pages on which the ads will appear.

    Mr. Kolluri said early results suggest that people click on more than 1 percent of the eMiniMall ads they see, compared with the industry average of less than half of 1 percent for banner ads.

    For now, the biggest publisher to sign up for the eMiniMalls is Upromise, which offers its members the ability to open a college fund with cash rebates they receive by shopping at certain merchants.

    David Coppins, vice president of the online mall for Upromise, said his site would introduce eMiniMalls on the site's home page before the end of September. The eMiniMalls will feature only products from the site's 350 retail affiliates.

    "I've been dying to do something like this," he said, "but it would've involved us changing our backend systems."

    For now, Shopping.com will retain the rights to distribute its listings through Chitika, but Mr. Kolluri said he planned to solicit other shopping search engines, so the engines would be competing to offer the best terms to merchants.

    Josh Wetzel, director of business development for Shopping.com, which is based in Brisbane, Calif., said Chitika's initiative could help Shopping.com increase exposure for merchants. "I definitely think it's got a future," he said. "It's taking the AdSense idea to the next step, and making it very specific to commerce."

    Corey Jeffery, an analyst with Nielsen/NetRatings, said the concept was so close to Google's AdSense model, in fact, that Chitika "should keep an eye in their rearview mirror."

    Google would not say if it might consider a similar offering, but even if it did not, others could be watching for the market's response to Chitika, Mr. Jeffery said.




    Irish Businessman in Dublin Cleans Gangs Millions

    From the Irish Herald Saturday 29th March 2014

     

    A High Profile south Dublin businessman has been laundering millions of euros stolen during a spree of nationwide robberies.

    Ireland’s most prolific burglary gang have linked up with well-known figure to profit form their operation.

     The well known businessman- who is a household name in Dublin, which is the capital city of Ireland – has become a major target for specialists Gardai (Irish Police) units including the Organised Crime Unit, the Criminal assets Bureau and National Drugs Unit.

     A Source said: “These gang members are well-known to Gardai, so they need someone who appears to be a legitimate businessman to launder the money,”

    “And that’s what this individual and some of his closest associates do – they are pumping the money into building projects and other such ventures while the general public don’t suspect a thing.”

     The scale of the gang’s activities can be seen by the fact that they are by far the biggest and most prolific group involved in the massive burglary spree in Ireland that netter more than £11 million worth of cash and valuable possessions from Irish homes in the last six months of 2013, according to official Gardia figures.

       Designer jewellery and money were the most common items stolen in the burglaries, 85 per cent of which were carried out during daylight hours.

     A senior source said: “Make no mistake, this ‘businessman’ is not just involved in laundering vast amounts of money for the burglary gang, he is also heavily involved in the drugs scene and is strongly linked to the provos.”

     

    Kneecapped

    On top of this, senior sources have revealed that the man is being strongly linked to a punishment attack in north Dublin in which a man, who is not a criminal, was kneecapped shortly after he tried to retrieve funds from the businessman for money owed to him for building work.

    It is understood that the businessman owes the gun victims a six-figure sum and the builder is in “ complete fear” that he will be murdered.

     The Irish Herald has revealed that a relative of the businessman is heavily involved in carrying out burglaries for a major Tallaght-based Traveller family gang who have been involved in hundreds of burglaries across Ireland in the past five years.

      Members of the Traveller gang, which has more than 200 members, are the chief targets of the Gardia’s Operation Fiachla and include members of the notorious ‘Cock Wall Clan’ who have been successfully targeted by the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau.

     The crime gang has been using stolen Audis and BMW’s for burglaries and have led Gardia on multiple high-speed chases, often driving extremely aggressively at officers who have less powerful cars than them.

      The ringleaders of the gang are members of two notorious Traveller Families form Tallaght who have been involved in organised crime for three decades.

     Senior sources say that the gang has a core membership of up to 15 criminals – both male and female – and has been using the Irish National Motorway System for their crime wave.

     Irish Gardia have responded with helicopter and spy technology involving registration-plate recognition software.

     

     

     
     

    Heads Up: Rothschild Bankers Who Screwed Everyone In Ireland Are Finally On Trial: Ireland Joins Iceland, Egypt, Russia, Hungary, China, & Iran


     
     
    Over a million Catholic emaciates who survived England's genocide against them left Ireland during the induced Great Famine.  Now, they are commemorated at Custom House Quay
    Over a million Catholic emaciates who survived England’s genocide against them left Ireland during the induced Great Famine. Now, they are commemorated at Custom House Quay

     
     
     
    Guy Fawkes ~ Father Of Vendetta Anonymous.
    Guy Fawkes ~ Father Of Vendetta Anonymous.
    This week in Dublin, three former executives of the now-defunct [Rothschild] Anglo Irish Bank went on trial for illegal practices that eventually crashed the economy, leading to an 85 billion euro bailout by the government – aka still-angry taxpayers.
    Years in the making, the complex trial is expected to last up to six months, involving 24 million documents, 800 witness statement and over 300 jury volunteers who have been warned they won’t be chosen if they’re too peeved to be “fair,” even though the banksters evidently weren’t.
    England's National Holiday ~ The Burning Of Guy Fawkes Effigy Night. General George Washington Outlawed This Anti-Catholic practice by puritans.
    England’s National Holiday ~ The Burning Of Catholic Guy Fawkes Effigy. General George Washington Outlawed This Anti-Catholic practice by puritans.
    On this day in 1775, Continental Army commander in chief General George Washington condemns his troops’ planned celebration of the British anti-Catholic holiday, Guy Fawkes Night.
    In his general orders for the day, Washington criticized “that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the pope,” part of the traditional Guy Fawkes celebration.
    He went on to express his bewilderment that there could be “Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense” and berated the troops for their inability to recognize that “defense of the general Liberty of America” demanded expressions of “public thanks” to the  Catholics who Washington believed to be necessary allies, and wrote that he found “monstrous” any actions, which might “be insulting their Religion.”
    On the night of November 5, 1605, [This was the same year the Puritan Parliment genocide of Catholics In Dublin, Ireland Came To An End] the conspiracy by English Catholics to kill King James I and replace him with his Catholic daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was cut short by the arrest of Guy Fawkes, who had been charged with placing gunpowder under the Houses of Parliament.
    The plot involved digging a tunnel under the Palace of Westminster, filling it with gunpowder and then triggering a deadly explosion during the ceremonial opening of Parliament, which would have resulted in the death of not only James I, but also the leading Protestant nobility. From then on, November 5 was celebrated in Britain and its colonies with a bonfire burning either Guy Fawkes or the Roman Catholic Pope in effigy.
    Tho the corrupt Puritan Parliament may have got Fawkes in 1606, this same corrupt Puritan Parliament, would be executed by King Charles II in 1660 for usurping the laws of England.
    In a short 28 years later after the execution of Guy Fawkes, in what was to Become The United States Of America, Father Andrew White in 1634 stepped upon Maryland [For Religious Freedom] named after Henrietta Maria (King Charles 1~ Catholic Wife From France).
    The Severe Persecution Of Roman Catholics In England, Allowed Them Dispensation From King Charles 1st., To Leave England [For Religious Freedom] And Settle In What Was To Become Maryland In 1634. This Was 98 Years Before The Birth Of George Washington And 142 Years before The Declaration Of Independence In 1776.
    In a short 28 years later after the execution of Guy Fawkes, in what was to Become The United States Of America, Father Andrew White in 1634 stepped upon Maryland named after Henrietta Maria (King Charles 1~ Catholic Wife From France). On the day of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, in the year 1634,” continues Father White, ” we celebrated on this island the first Mass which had been ever offered up in this part of the world.
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    On the day of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, in the year 1634,” continues Father White, ” we celebrated on this island the first Mass which had been ever offered up in this part of the world.
    Published on Feb 20, 2014
    Corrupt Christopher Dodd Responsible Fo Crashing The Economy In U.S. with Dodd/Frank & Basel III Is Hiding Out In Ireland.  Maybe he would want to rethink his choice now?
    Corrupt Christopher Dodd Responsible For Crashing The Economy In U.S. with Dodd/Frank & Basel III Is Hiding Out In Ireland.
    Maybe he would want to rethink his choice now?
    Particularly damning have been tape recordings of the executives laughingly discussing the bailout amount, which one says he “picked (out) of my arse.” This should and could have been done here, and many of us are in fact – still waiting for it to be done here in The United States Of America.
    Iran Rothschild

    Rothschild Too Big To Jail? Russia, Egypt, Iceland, Iran, China, &amp; Hungary Say No!

    Now Ireland Joins The Growing Numbers Of Nation States Putting Rothschild’s NWO To Court!

    The Shooting Of A Rothschild Czar. First Traitor Of The United States Is The Piece Of Shit Alexander Hamilton.
    The Shooting Of A Rothschild Czar By Vice President Aaron Burr. First Traitor Of The United States Is The Piece Of Shit Alexander Hamilton.
    The deal was announced quietly, just before the holidays, almost like the government was hoping people were too busy hanging stockings by the fireplace to notice.
    Flooring politicians, lawyers and investigators all over the world, the U.S. Justice Department granted a total walk to executives of the British-based bank HSBC for the largest drug-and-terrorism money-laundering case ever.
    Yes, they issued a fine – $1.9 billion, or about five weeks’ [worth of HSBC] profit – but they didn’t extract so much as one dollar or one day in jail from any individual, despite a decade of stupefying abuses.
    President Andrew Jackson Shut Down Hamilton/Rothschild Collectivism Bilking Banks.
    President Andrew Jackson Shut Down Hamilton/Rothschild Collectivism Bilk Banks.
    People may have outrage fatigue about Wall Street and more stories about billionaire greedheads getting away with more stealing often cease to amaze.
    But the HSBC case went miles beyond the usual paper-pushing, keypad-punching­ sort-of crime, committed by geeks in ties, normally associated­ with Wall Street. In this case, the bank literally got away with murder – well, aiding and abetting it, anyway.
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    President John Quincy Adams
    For at least half a decade, the storied British colonial banking power helped to wash hundreds of millions of dollars for drug mobs, including Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, suspected in tens of thousands of murders just in the past 10 years – people so totally evil, jokes former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, that “they make the guys on Wall Street look good.”
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    Janet Napolitano SNL Pat
    The bank also moved money for organizations linked to Al Qaeda and Hezbollah, and for Russian gangsters; helped countries like Iran, the Sudan and North Korea evade sanctions; and, in between helping murderers and terrorists and rogue states, aided countless common tax cheats in hiding their cash.
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    MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OFFICIALLY BECAME A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION IN 1939
    “They violated every ***damn law in the book,” says Jack Blum, an attorney and former Senate investigator who headed a major bribery investigation against Lockheed in the 1970s that led to the passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
    “They took every imaginable form of illegal and illicit business.”
    That nobody from the bank went to jail or paid a dollar in individual fines is nothing new in this era of financial crisis. What is different about this settlement is that the Justice Department, for the first time, admitted why it decided to go soft on this particular kind of criminal.
    It was worried that anything more than a wrist slap for HSBC might undermine the world economy. “Had the U.S. authorities decided to press criminal charges,” said Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer at a press conference to announce the settlement, “HSBC would almost certainly have lost its banking license in the U.S., the future of the institution would have been under threat and the entire banking system would have been destabilized.” HSBC Mexican Drug Cartels
    As if I & You Are Not Suppose To Realize That The Rothschild Banks Are Not Already Purposely Destroying The World Economy For Their Totalitarian New World Order.
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    So Instead Of Shutting HSBC Down For Crimes ~ HSBC Begins Shutting Down Citizen’s Banking Accounts.

    It was the dawn of a new era. In the years just after 9/11, even being breathed on by a suspected terrorist could land you in extralegal detention for the rest of your life.
    But now, when you’re Too Big to Jail, you can cop to laundering terrorist cash and violating the Trading With the Enemy Act, and not only will you not be prosecuted for it, but the government will go out of its way to make sure you won’t lose your license.
    Some on the Hill put it to me this way: OK, fine, no jail time, but they can’t even pull their charter? Are you kidding?
    China Executes Bankers
    China Executes Bankers

    Rothschild Bankers Are Pulled In Russia, Iceland, China, Iran, & Hungary!

    Russian Ship Smetlivy Russian Federation:
    2013 Egyptians Overthrow Obama Morsi Muslim Brotherhood.
    2013 Egyptians Overthrow Obama Morsi Muslim Brotherhood.
    Egypt:
    a-free-iceland-tells-international-banks-to-pound-sand Iceland:
    China Derivatives
    barack-obama-china-respects-communism-and-its-leaders China:
    Iran Iran:
    Hungary Hungary:
    But the Justice Department wasn’t finished handing out Christmas goodies. A little over a week later, Breuer was back in front of the press, giving a cushy deal to another huge international firm, the Swiss bank UBS, which had just admitted to a key role in perhaps the biggest antitrust/price-fixing case in history, the so-called LIBOR scandal, a massive interest-rate­rigging conspiracy involving hundreds of trillions (“trillions,” with a “t”) of dollars in financial products.
    While two minor players did face charges, Breuer and the Justice Department worried aloud about global stability as they explained why no criminal charges were being filed against the parent company.
    “Our goal here,” Breuer said, “is not to destroy a major financial institution.”
    A reporter at the UBS presser pointed out to Breuer that UBS had already been busted in 2009 in a major tax-evasion case, and asked a sensible question.
    “This is a bank that has broken the law before,” the reporter said. “So why not be tougher?”
    “I don’t know what tougher means,” answered the assistant attorney general. Also known as the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, HSBC has always been associated with drugs.
    Founded in 1865, HSBC became the major commercial bank in colonial China after the conclusion of the Second Opium War.
    If you’re rusty in your history of Britain’s various wars of Imperial Rape, the Second Opium War was the one where Britain and other European powers basically slaughtered lots of Chinese people until they agreed to legalize the dope trade (much like they had done in the First Opium War, which ended in 1842).
    Dreams of centralization by pushing mind altering drugs into the United States
    Dreams of centralization by pushing mind altering drugs into the United States. Happened In China First.
    A century and a half later, it appears not much has changed. With its strong on-the-ground presence in many of the various ex-colonial territories in Asia and Africa, and its rich history of cross-cultural moral flexibility, HSBC has a very different international footprint than other Too Big to Fail banks like Wells Fargo or Bank of America.
    Bill Clinton Repeals The Glass Steagall Act in 1999 allowing Banks to invest depositor's hard earned cash in high risk bubbles.
    Bill Clinton Repeals The Glass Steagall Act in 1999 allowing Banks to invest depositor’s hard earned cash to create the high risk 2008 Housing Bubble.
    While the American banking behemoths mainly gorged themselves on the toxic residential-mortgage trade that caused the 2008 financial bubble, HSBC took a slightly different path, turning itself into the destination bank for domestic and international scoundrels of every possible persuasion.
    Three-time losers doing life in California prisons for street felonies might be surprised to learn that the no-jail settlement Lanny Breuer worked out for HSBC was already the bank’s third strike.
    In fact, as a mortifying 334-page report issued by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations last summer made plain, HSBC ignored a truly awesome quantity of official warnings.

    An arrestable class and an unarrestable class. We always suspected it, now it’s admitted. So what do we do?

    Photograph of statue of Alexander Hamilton in the rotunda of the United States Capitol.
    Photograph of statue of Alexander Hamilton in the rotunda of the United States Capitol. Statue Should Be Put To A Vote By The American People For Removal.
    Hamilton exemplified the contempt which the Eight Banking Cabal Families hold towards “”common people”", once stating:
    “All communities divide themselves into the few and the many. The first are the rich and the well born, the others the mass of the people…
    The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom judge and determine right. Give therefore to the first class a distinct, permanent share of government. They will check the unsteadiness of the second.”
    - Alexander Hamilton
    Alex H. was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis on January 11, 1755. Alex’s father James abandoned the family, fearful that the mother of his child would be charged with bigamy. You see Alex was a product of adultry.
    Perhaps Alex’s position above was to over compensate for his own shady ‘well born’ beginnings. It of course is not his fault and that never should be held against him. But the above quote by Alex is callous, narcissistic, and in keeping with how the banking sociopath feels toward his fellow man.
    An arrestable class and an unarrestable class.
    We always suspected it, now it’s admitted. So what do we do?
    9/11
    In April 2003, with 9/11 still fresh in the minds of American regulators, the Federal Reserve sent HSBC’s American subsidiary a cease-and-desist­ letter, ordering it to clean up its act and make a better effort to keep criminals and terrorists from opening accounts at its bank.
    One of the bank’s bigger customers, for instance, was Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi bank, which had been linked by the CIA and other government agencies to terrorism.
    According to a document cited in a Senate report, one of the bank’s founders, Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi, was among 20 early financiers of Al Qaeda, a member of what Osama bin Laden himself apparently called the “Golden Chain.”
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    In 2003, the CIA wrote a confidential report about the bank, describing Al Rajhi as a “conduit for extremist finance.” In the report, details of which leaked to the public by 2007, the agency noted that Sulaiman Al Rajhi consciously worked to help Islamic “charities” hide their true nature, ordering the bank’s board to “explore financial instruments that would allow the bank’s charitable contributions to avoid official Saudi scrutiny.”
    (The bank has denied any role in financing extremists.) In January 2005, while under the cloud of its first double-secret­-probation agreement with the U.S., HSBC decided to partially sever ties with Al Rajhi. Note the word“partially”:
    The decision­ would only apply to Al Rajhi banking and not to its related trading company, a distinction that tickled executives inside the bank. In March 2005, Alan Ketley, a compliance officer for HSBC’s American subsidiary, HBUS, gleefully told Paul Plesser, head of his bank’s Global Foreign Exchange Department, that it was cool to do business with Al Rajhi Trading.
    “Looks like you’re fine to continue dealing with Al Rajhi,” he wrote. “You’d better be making lots of money!” But this backdoor arrangement with bin Laden’s suspected “Golden Chain” banker wasn’t direct enough – many HSBC executives wanted the whole shebang restored.
    In a remarkable e-mail sent in May 2005, Christopher Lok, HSBC’s head of global bank notes, asked a colleague if they could maybe go back to fully doing business with Al Rajhi as soon as one of America’s primary banking regulators, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, lifted the 2003 cease-and-desist order:
    “After the OCC closeout and that chapter is hopefully finished, could we revisit Al Rajhi again? London compliance has taken a more lenient view.”
    After being slapped with the order in 2003, HSBC began blowing off its requirements both in letter and in spirit – and on a mass scale, too. Instead of punishing the bank, though, the government’s response was to send it more angry letters.
    Typically, those came in the form of so-called “MRA” (Matters Requiring Attention) letters sent by the OCC. Most of these touched upon the same theme, i.e., HSBC failing to do ‘due diligence’ on the shady characters who might be depositing money in its accounts or using its branches to wire money.
    HSBC racked up these “You’re Still Screwing Up and We Know It” orders by the dozen and in just one brief stretch between 2005 and 2006, it received 30 different formal warnings.
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    Nonetheless, in February 2006 the OCC under George Bush suddenly decided to release HSBC from the 2003 cease-and-desist­ order. In other words, HSBC basically violated its parole 30 times in just more than a year and got off anyway.
    The bank was, to use the street term, “off paper” – and free to let the Al Rajhis of the world come rushing back. After HSBC fully restored its relationship with the apparently terrorist-friendly Al Rajhi Bank in Saudi Arabia, it supplied the bank with nearly 1 billion U.S. dollars.
    When asked by HSBC what it needed all its American cash for, Al Rajhi explained that people in Saudi Arabia need dollars for all sorts of reasons. “During summer time,” the bank wrote, “we have a high demand from tourists traveling for their vacations.”
    The Treasury Department keeps a list compiled by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, and American banks are not supposed to do business with anyone on the OFAC list. But the bank knowingly helped banned individuals elude the sanctions process.
    One such individual was the powerful Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf, a close confidant of the Assad family. When Makhlouf appeared on the OFAC list in 2008, HSBC responded not by severing ties with him but by trying to figure out what to do about the accounts the Syrian power broker had in its Geneva and Cayman Islands branches.
    “We have determined that accounts held in the Caymans are not in the jurisdiction of and are not housed on any systems in, the United States,” wrote one compliance officer. “Therefore, we will not be reporting this match to OFAC.”
    Translation:
    We know the guy’s on a terrorist list, but his accounts are in a place the Americans can’t search, so screw them.
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    Remember, this was in 2008 – five years after HSBC had first been caught doing this sort of thing. And even four years after that, when being grilled by Michigan Sen. Carl Levin in July 2012, an HSBC executive refused to absolutely say that the bank would inform the government if Makhlouf or another OFAC-listed name popped up in its system – saying only that it would “do everything we can.”
    The Senate exchange highlighted an extremely frustrating dynamic government investigators have had to face with Too Big to Jail megabanks: The same thing that makes them so attractive to shady customers – their ability to instantaneously move money around the world to places like the Cayman Islands and Switzerland – makes it easy for them to play dumb with regulators by hiding behind secrecy laws.
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    Barney Frank and Herb Moses Of Fannie Mae. Congressman sleeping with an Executive Of Fannie Mae ~ How Convoluted, How It Smells Of ‘Conflict Of Interest’, How ruse!
    Did you know that they were married and divorced?
    When it wasn’t banking for shady Third World characters, HSBC was training its mental firepower on the problem of finding creative ways to allow it to do business with countries under U.S. sanction, particularly Iran.
    In one memo from HSBC’s Middle East subsidiary, HBME, the bank notes that it could make a lot of money with Iran, provided it dealt with what it termed “difficulties” – you know, those pesky laws.
    “It is anticipated that Iran will become a source of increasing income for the group going forward,” the memo says, “and if we are to achieve this goal we must adopt a positive stance when encountering difficulties.”
    The “positive stance” included a technique called “stripping,” in which foreign subsidiaries like HSBC Middle East or HSBC Europe would remove references to Iran in wire transactions to and from the United States, often putting themselves in place of the actual client name to avoid triggering OFAC alerts. (In other words, the transaction would have HBME listed on one end, instead of an Iranian client.)
    1. For more than half a decade, a whopping $19 billion in transactions involving Iran went through the American financial system, with the Iranian connection kept hidden in 75 to 90 percent of those transactions.
    2. HSBC has been headquartered in England for more than two decades – it’s Europe’s largest bank, in fact – but it has major subsidiary operations in every corner of the world.
    3. What’s come out in this investigation is that the chiefs in the parent company often knew about shady transactions when the regional subsidiary did not.
    4. In the case of banned Iranian transactions, for instance, there are multiple e-mails from HSBC’s compliance head, David Bagley, in which he admits that HSBC’s American subsidiary probably has no clue that HSBC Europe has been sending it buttloads of banned Iranian money.
    “I am not sure that HBUS are aware of the fact that HBEU are already providing clearing facilities for four Iranian banks,” he wrote in 2003. The following year, he made the same observation. “I suspect that HBUS are not aware that [Iranian] payments may be passing through them,” he wrote.
    declaration of independence purple tone What’s the upside for a bank like HSBC to do business with banned individuals, crooks and so on? The answer is simple:
    “If you have clients who are interested in ‘specialty services’­ – that’s the euphemism for the bad stuff – you can charge ‘em whatever you want,” says former Senate investigator Blum. “The margin on laundered money for years has been roughly 20 percent.”
    1. Those charges might come in many forms, from upfront fees to promises to keep deposits at the bank for certain lengths of time.
    2. However you structure it, the possibilities for profit are enormous, provided you’re willing to accept money from almost anywhere.
    3. HSBC, its roots in the raw battlefield capitalism of the old British colonies and
    4. its strong presence in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, had more access to customers needing “specialty services” than perhaps any other bank.
    U.S. Mexico Border Drug Beheadings.
    U.S. Mexico Border Drug Beheadings.
    And it worked hard to satisfy those customers. In perhaps the pinnacle innovation in the history of sleazy banking practices, HSBC ran a preposterous offshore operation in Mexico that allowed anyone to walk into any HSBC Mexico branch and open a U.S.-dollar account (HSBC Mexico accounts had to be in pesos) via a so-called “Cayman Islands branch” of HSBC Mexico.
    The evidence suggests customers barely had to submit a real name and address, much less explain the legitimate origins of their deposits. If you can imagine a drive-thru heart-transplant clinic or an airline that keeps a fully-stocked minibar in the cockpit of every airplane, you’re in the ballpark of grasping the regulatory absurdity of HSBC Mexico’s “Cayman Islands branch.”
    The whole thing was a pure shell company, run by Mexicans in Mexican bank branches. At one point, this figment of the bank’s corporate imagination had 50,000 clients, holding a total of $2.1 billion in assets. In 2002, an internal audit found that 41 percent of reviewed accounts had incomplete client information.
    Six years later, an e-mail from a high-ranking HSBC employee noted that 15 percent of customers didn’t even have a file. “How do you locate clients when you have no file?” complained the executive.
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    G.E. Worst Bailout In U.S. History!
    It wasn’t until it was discovered that these accounts were being used to pay a U.S. company allegedly supplying aircraft to Mexican drug dealers that HSBC took action and even then it closed only some of the “Cayman Islands branch” accounts.
    As late as 2012, when HSBC executives were being dragged before the U.S. Senate, the bank still had 20,000 such accounts worth some $670 million – and under oath would only say that the bank was “in the process” of closing them. Meanwhile, throughout all of this time, U.S. regulators kept examining HSBC.
    In an absurdist pattern that would continue through the 2000s, OCC examiners would conduct annual reviews, find the same disturbing shit they’d found for years, and then write about the bank’s problems as though they were being discovered for the first time. From the 2006 annual OCC review:
    “During the year, we identified a number of areas lacking consistent, vigilant adherence to BSA/AML policies. . . . Management responded positively and initiated steps to correct weaknesses and improve conformance with bank policy. We will validate corrective action in the next examination cycle.”
    Translation: These guys are assholes, but they admit it, so it’s cool and we won’t do anything. madoff-handcuff-money
    OCC Money Currency
    A year later, on July 24th, 2007, OCC had this to say: “During the past year, examiners identified a number of common themes, in that businesses lacked consistent, vigilant adherence to BSA/AML policies.
    Bank policies are acceptable. . . . Management continues to respond positively and initiated steps to improve conformance with bank policy.”
    Translation: They’re still assholes, but we’ve alerted them to the problem and everything’ll be cool.
    By then, HSBC’s lax money-laundering controls had infected virtually the entire company. Russians identifying themselves as used-car salesmen were at one point depositing $500,000 a day into HSBC, mainly through a bent traveler’s-checks operation in Japan.
    The company’s special banking program for foreign embassies was so completely fucked that it had suspicious-activity­ alerts backed up by the thousands. There is also strong evidence that the bank was allowing clients in Sudan, Cuba, Burma and North Korea to evade sanctions.
    When one of the company’s compliance chiefs, Carolyn Wind, raised concerns that she didn’t have enough staff to monitor suspicious activities at a board meeting in 2007, she was fired.
    The sheer balls it took for the bank to ignore its compliance executives and continue taking money from so many different shady sources­ while ostensibly it had regulators swarming­ all over its every move is incredible.
    “You can’t make up more egregious money-laundering that permeated an entire institution,” says Spitzer.
    By the late 2000s, other law enforcement agencies were beginning to catch HSBC’s scent. The Department of Homeland Security started investigating HSBC for laundering drug money, while the attorney general’s office in West Virginia snooped around HSBC’s involvement in a Medicare-fraud case. A federal intra-agency meeting was convened in Washington in September 2009, at which it was determined that HSBC was out of control and needed to be investigated more closely.
    The bank itself was then notified that its usual OCC review was being “expanded.” More OCC staff was assigned to pore through HSBC’s books, and, among other things, they found a backlog of 17,000 alerts of suspicious activity that had not been processed. They also noted that the bank had a similar pileup of subpoenas in money-laundering cases. Finally it seemed the government was on the verge of becoming genuinely pissed off.
    In March 2010, after seeing countless ultimatums ignored, they issued one more, giving HSBC three months to clear that ***damned 17,000-alert backlog or else there would be serious consequences.
    HSBC met that deadline, but months later the OCC again found the bank’s money-laundering controls seriously wanting, forcing the government to take, well . . . drastic action, right? Sort of! In October 2010, the OCC took a deep breath, strapped on its big-boy pants and . . . issued a second cease-and-desist order!
    In other words, it was “Don’t Do It Again” – again.
    The punishment for all of that dastardly defiance was to bring the regulatory process right back to the same kind of double-secret-probation­ order they’d tried in 2003. Not to say that HSBC didn’t make changes after the second Don’t Do It Again order. It did – it hired some people.
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    In the summer of 2010, 25-year-old Everett Stern was just out of business school, fighting a mild case of wanderlust and looking for a job but also for adventure. His dream was to be a CIA agent, battling bad guys and snatching up Middle Eastern terrorists. He applied to the agency’s clandestine service, had an interview even, but just before graduation, the bespectacled, youthfully exuberant Stern was turned down.
    He was crushed, but then he found an online job posting that piqued his interest. HSBC, a major international bank, was looking for people to help with its anti-money-laundering program. “I thought this was exactly what I wanted to do,” he says. “It sounded so exciting.” Stern went up to HSBC’s offices in New Castle, Delaware, for an interview, and that October, just days after the OCC issued the second Don’t Do It Again letter, he started work as part of HSBC’s “expanded” anti­money-laundering program.
    From the outset, Stern knew there was something weird about his job. “I had to go to the library to take out books on money-laundering,” Stern says now, laughing. “That’s how bad it was.” There were no training courses or seminars on money-laundering­ – what it was, how to detect it. His work mainly consisted of looking up the names of unsavory characters on the Internet and then running them through the bank’s internal systems to see if they popped up on any account names anywhere.
    Even weirder, nobody seemed to care if anybody was doing any actual work. The Delaware office was mostly empty for a long while, just a giant unpainted room with a few hastily arranged cubicles and only a dozen or so people in it, and nobody really watching any of the workers. Stern and a fellow co-worker­ would routinely finish all their work by 10:30 in the morning, then spend a few hours throwing rocks into a quarry located behind the bank offices.
    Then they would go back to their cubicles and hang out until 3 p.m. or so, or until it was at least plausible that they’d put in a real workday. “If we asked for any more work,” Stern says, “they got angry.”
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    Overthrown illuminati goon Mohamed Morsi of Egypt’s Obama Muslim Brotherhood & Clinton. Morsi is now in prison in Egypt for murder and inciting violence.
    Stern earned a starting salary of $54,900.
    1. Soon enough, though, out of boredom and also maybe a little bit of patriotism, Stern started to sift through some of the backlogged alerts and tried to make sense of them.
    2. Almost immediately, he found a series of deeply concerning transactions. There was an exchange company wiring large sums of money to untraceable destinations in the Middle East.
    3. A Saudi fruit company was sending millions, Stern found with a simple Internet search, to a high-ranking figure in the Yemeni wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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    7. Stern even learned that HSBC was allowing millions of dollars to be moved from the Karaiba chain of super­markets in Africa to a firm called Tajco, run by the Tajideen brothers, who had been singled out by the Treasury Department as major financiers of Hezbollah.
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    11. Every time Stern brought one of these discoveries to his bosses, they rolled their eyes at him, if not worse.
    12. When he alerted his boss that a shipping company with ties to Iran was doing a lot of business with the bank, he blew up. “You called me over for this?” the boss snapped.
    educated borrowers Soon after, the empty office started to fill up. What HSBC did in the way of hiring new staff was actually pretty clever. It liqui­dated its credit-card-collections unit and moved the bulk of the employees over to the anti-money-laundering department.
    Again, without really training anyone at all, it put hundreds of loud, gum-chewing, mostly uneducated, occasionally rowdy call-center workers on a new gig, turning them into money-laundering investigators.
    Stern says his co-workers not only sucked at their jobs, they didn’t even know what their jobs were.
    “You could walk into that building today,” he says, “and ask anyone there what money­laundering is – and I guarantee you, no one will know.”
    When something fishy pops up in connection with a bank account, the bank generates an alert. An alert can be birthed by almost anything, from someone wiring $9,999 (to keep under the $10K reporting level) to someone wiring large sums in round numbers to someone else opening an account with a phony-sounding name or address.
    When an alert gets generated, the bank is supposed to promptly investigate the matter. If the bank doesn’t clear the alert, it creates a “Suspicious Activity Report,” which is handed over to the Treasury Department to be investigated. Stern then found himself in the middle of a perverse sort-of anti­compliance mechanism.
    HSBC had “complied” with the government’s Don’t Do It Again, Again order by hiring hundreds of bodies whom it turned into an army for whitewashing suspicious transactions. Remember, the complaint against HSBC was not so much that it had specifically allowed terrorist or drug money through, but that it had allowed suspicious accounts to pile up without being checked.
    The boss at Stern’s Delaware office gave his new team goals:
    • Everyone was to try to clear 72 alerts a week.
    • For those of you keeping score at home, that’s nearly two alerts investigated and cleared every hour.
    • According to Stern, almost any kind of information was good enough to clear an alert.
    “Basically, if a company had a website, you could clear them,” he says.
    Soon enough, HSBC’s compliance executives were circulating cheery e-mails. “Great job by some Delaware professionals in the early part of the week,” wrote Stern’s boss on June 30th, 2011. The e-mail was subject-lined, “The 60-plus crowd,” signifying accolades to employees who had cleared more than 60 suspicious transactions that week. whistleblower5

    Whistleblower

    After trying in vain to convince his bosses to at least let him do his job and look for money-laundering, Sterndecided to turn whistle-blower, telling the FBI and other agencies what was going on at the bank. He left work at HSBC in 2011, fully expecting that the government would drop the hammer on his former employers. By that time, numerous agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, had crawled all the way up HSBC’s backside, among other things examining it as part of a major international narcotics investigation.
    1. In one four-year period between 2006 and 2009, an astonishing $200 trillion in wire transfers (including from high-risk countries like Mexico) went through without any monitoring at all.
    2. The bank also failed to do due diligence on the purchase of an incredible $9 billion in physical U.S. dollars from Mexico and played a key role in the so-called Black Market Peso Exchange, which allowed drug cartels in both Mexico and Colombia to convert U.S. dollars from drug sales into pesos to be used back home.
    3. Drug agents discovered that dealers in Mexico were building special cash boxes to fit the precise dimensions of HSBC teller windows.
    Former bailout inspector and federal prosecutor Neil Barofsky, who has helped secure numerous foreign money-laundering indictments, points out that the people HSBC was doing business with, like Colombia’s Norte del Valle and Mexico’s Sinaloa cartels, were “the worst trafficking organizations imaginable” – groups that don’t just commit murder on a mass scale but are known for beheadings, torture videos (“the new thing now,” he says) and other atrocities, none of which happens without money launderers.
    Mexican Drug War.
    Mexican Drug War.
    It’s for this reason, Barofsky says, that drug prosecutors are not shy about dropping heavy prison sentences on launderers. “Frankly, our view of money-laundering was that it was on par with, and as significant as, the traffickers themselves,” he says. Barofsky was involved in the first extradition of a Colombian national (Pablo Trujillo, a member of the same cartel that HSBC moved money for) on money­laundering charges.
    “That guy got 10 years,” says Barofsky. “HSBC was doing the same thing, only on a much larger scale than my schmuck was doing.”
    Clearly, HSBC had violated the 2010 Don’t Do It Again, Again order. Everett Stern saw it with his own eyes; so did the OCC and the U.S. Senate, whose Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations decided to target the company for a yearlong investigation into global money-laundering. The bank itself, in response to the Senate investigation, acknowledged that it had “sometimes failed to meet the standards that regulators and customers expect.” It would later go on to say that it was even “profoundly sorry.”
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    Rothschild Czar John Boehner – Profoundly Sorry.
    But America Pays Fot it Just The Same.
    He’s A Fraud.
    A few days after Thanksgiving 2012, Stern heard that the Justice Department was about to announce a settlement. Since he’d left HSBC the year before,­ he’d had a rough time. Going public with his allegations had left him emotionally and financially devastated. He’d been unable to find a job, and at one point even applied for welfare.
    But now that the feds were finally about to drop the hammer on HSBC, he figured he’d have the satisfaction of knowing that his sacrifice had been worthwhile. So he went to New York and sat in a hotel room, waiting for reporters to call for his comments. When he heard the news that the “punishment” Breuer had announced was a deferred prosecution agreement – a Don’t Do It Again, Again, Again agreement, if you will – he was flabbergasted.
    “I thought, ‘All that, for nothing?’ ” he says. “I couldn’t believe it.”
    The writer Ambrose Bierce once said there’s only one thing in the world worse than a clarinet: two clarinets. In the same vein, there’s only one thing worse than a totally corrupt bank: many corrupt banks.
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    Rothschild Stooge Wilson. Wilson Profoundly Sorry For Signing The Rothschild Federal Reserve To Print Our Money And Tax Us For It.
    In office from 1913 to 1921. Rothschild Federal Reserve started 1913.
    If the HSBC deal showed how much dastardly crap the state could tolerate from one bank, Breuer was back a week later to show that the government would go just as easy on banks that team up with other banks to perpetrate even bigger scandals. On December 19th, 2012, he announced that the Justice Department was essentially letting Swiss banking giant UBS off the hook for its part in what is likely the biggest financial scam of all time.
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (R) and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Criminal Division (L) are sworn in during a hearing before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission January 14, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The commission continued its hearing to examine the root causes of the recent financial crisis and how now to prevent it in the future.
    Obama Attorney General Eric Holder (R) and Obama Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Criminal Division (L) are sworn in during a hearing before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission January 14, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The commission continued its hearing to examine the root causes of the recent financial crisis and how now to prevent it in the future.
    The so-called LIBOR scandal, which is at the heart of the UBS settlement, makes Enron look like a parking violation. Many of the world’s biggest banks, including Switzerland’s UBS, Britain’s Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland, got together and secretly conspired to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, which measures the rate at which banks lend to each other. Many, if not most, interest rates are pegged to LIBOR. The prices of hundreds of trillions of dollars of financial products are tied to LIBOR, everything from commercial loans to credit cards to mortgages to municipal bonds to swaps and currencies. libor
    If you can imagine executives at Ford, GM, Mitsubishi, BMW and Mercedes getting together every morning to fix the prices of aluminum and stainless steel, you have a rough idea of what the LIBOR scandal is like, except that in the car-company analogy, you’d be dealing with absurdly smaller numbers. These are the world’s biggest banks getting together every morning to essentially fix the price of money. Low LIBOR rates are an indicator that banks are strong and healthy. These banks were faking the results of their daily physicals. In banking terms, they were juicing.
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    Silver 5Xs More Rare Than Gold
    Two different types of manipulation took place. In 2008, during the heat of the global crash, banks artificially submitted low rates in order to present an image of financial soundness to the markets. But at other times over the course of years, individual traders schemed to move rates up or down in order to profit on individual trades.
    There is nobody anywhere growing weed strong enough to help the human mind grasp the enormity of this crime. It’s a conspiracy so massive that the lawyers who are suing the banks are having an extremely difficult time figuring out how to calculate the damage.

    Here’s how it works:

    1. Every morning, 16 of the world’s largest banks submit numbers to a London ­based panel indicating what interest rates they’re charging other banks to borrow money and what they themselves are charged.
    2. The LIBOR panel then takes those 16 different interest rates, tosses out the four highest and the four lowest, and averages out the remaining eight to create that day’s LIBOR rates – the basis for interest rates almost everywhere in the world.
    3. The fact that the LIBOR panel tosses out the four highest and lowest numbers every day is an important detail, because it means that it is difficult to artificially influence the final rate unless multiple banks are conspiring with each other.
    4. One bank lying its ass off and reporting that banks are lending money to each other basically for free doesn’t move the needle much.
    5. To really be sure you’re creating an artificially low or high interest rate, you need a bunch of banks on board – and it turns out that they were.
    6. For perhaps as far back as 20 years, banks have been submitting phony numbers, often in concert with other banks.
    7. They did it for a variety of reasons, but the big one, typically, is that a bank trader is holding some investment tied to LIBOR – bundles of currencies, municipal bonds, mortgages, whatever – that would earn more money if the interest rate was lower.
    8. So what would happen is, some schmuck trader at Bank X would call the LIBOR submitter and offer him cash, booze, a blow job or just a pat on the back to get him to submit a fake number that day.
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    United Kingdom’s Barclay ~ At The Center Of NWO Banker’s Scandal.
    1. The scandal first blew up last year when the British megabank Barclays admitted to its part in the fixing of LIBOR rates.
    2. British regulators released a cache of disgusting e-mails showing traders from many different banks cheerfully monkeying around with your credit-card bills, your mortgage rates, your tax bill, your IRA account, etc., so that they could make out better on some sordid trade they had on that day.
    3. In one case, a trader from an unnamed bank sent an e-mail to a Barclays trader thanking him for helping to fix interest rates and promising a kickass bottle of bubbly for his efforts:
    “Dude. I owe you big time! Come over one day after work, and I’m opening a bottle of Bollinger.”
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    1. UBS was the next bank to confess, and its settlement – $1.5 billion in fines – was much the same, only the e-mails released were, if anything, more disgusting and damning.
    2. The British Financial Services Authority – equivalent to our SEC – discovered thousands of requests to fudge rates over a period of years involving dozens of different individuals and multiple banks.
    3. In many cases, the misdeeds were committed more or less openly, in writing, with traders and brokers baldly offering bribes in texts and e-mails with an obvious unconcern for punishment that later, sadly, proved justified.
    4. “I will fucking do one humongous deal with you,” begged one UBS trader who wanted a broker to fix the rate. “I’ll pay, you know, $50,000, $100,000.”
    British regulators aren’t hiding the size of the scandal. The UBS settlement demonstrated, without a doubt, that the LIBOR scandal involved more than just one or two banks, and probably involved hundreds of people at many of the world’s largest and most prestigious financial institutions – in other words, a truly epic case of anti-competitive collusion that called into question whether the world’s biggest banks are innovating a new, not-entirely capitalist form of high finance.
    “We have said there are five further institutions under investigation,” says Christopher Hamilton of the FSA. “And there is a large number of individuals as well.”
    (At press time, another bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland, also settled for LIBOR-related offenses.) This dovetailed with what Bob Diamond, the former head of Barclays, told the British Parliament the day after he stepped down last year.
    “There is an industrywide problem coming out now,” he said. Michael Hausfeld, a famed class-action lawyer who is suing the banks over LIBOR on behalf of cities like Baltimore whose investments lost money when interest rates were lowered, says the public still hasn’t grasped the importance of comments like Diamond’s. “Diamond essentially said, ‘This is an industrywide problem,’” Hausfeld says. “But nobody has defined what this is yet.”
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    Hausfeld’s point – that Diamond’s “industry wide problem” might be more than just a few guys messing with rates; it could be a systemic effort to pervert capitalism itself – underscores the extreme miscalculation of both recent no-prosecution deals.
    1. At HSBC, the bank did more than avert its eyes to a few shady transactions.
    2. It repeatedly defied government orders as it made a conscious, years-long effort to completely stop discriminating between illegitimate and legitimate money.
    3. And when it somehow talked the U.S. government into crafting a settlement over these offenses with the lunatic aim of preserving the bank’s license, it succeeded, finally, in making crime mainstream.
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    Rothschild Banking Mafia Developed Keynesian Economic To Swindle!
    UBS, meanwhile, was a similarly elemental case, in which the offenses­ didn’t just violate the letter of the law – they threatened the integrity of the competitive system. If you’re going to let hundreds of boozed-up bankers spend every morning sending goofball e-mails to each other, giving each other super­hero nicknames while they rigged the cost of money (spelling-challenged UBS traders dubbed themselves, among other things, “captain caos,” the “three muscateers” and “Superman”), you might as well give up on capitalism entirely and just declare the 16 biggest banks in the world the International Bureau of Prices.
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    AIG Officials Sporting Che Guevara And Celebrating Their Multi-Million Dollar Bonus Checks – Bailouts Are Nice Eh?
    Thus, in the space of just a few weeks, regulators in Britain and America teamed up to declare near-total surrender to both crime and monopoly. This was more than a couple of cases of letting rich guys walk. These were major policy decisions that will reverberate for the next generation. Even worse than the actual settlements was the explanation Breuer offered for them.
    “In the world today of large institutions, where much of the financial world is based on confidence,” he said, “a right resolution is to ensure that counter-parties don’t flee an institution, that jobs are not lost, that there’s not some world economic event that’s disproportionate to the resolution we want.”
    In other words, Breuer is saying the banks have us by the balls, that the social cost of putting their executives in jail might end up being larger than the cost of letting them get away with, well, anything. bullshit1 This is bullshit, and exactly the opposite of the truth, but it’s what our current government believes. From Jon Benet to O.J. to Robert Blake, Americans have long understood that the rich get good lawyers and get off, while the poor suck eggs and do time. But this is something different. This is the government admitting to being afraid to prosecute the very powerful – something it never did even in the heydays of Al Capone or Pablo Escobar, something it didn’t do even with Richard Nixon. And when you admit that some people are too important to prosecute, it’s just a few short steps to the obvious corollary – that everybody else is unimportant enough to jail. Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware

    An arrestable class and an unarrestable class. We always suspected it, now it’s admitted. So what do we do?

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    King Charles II
    How did England deal with a corrupt puritan government/parliament?
    When King Charles I was executed by the Oliver Cromwell mob, his son King Charles II made it his mission to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years. 
    Men who had once been among the most powerful figures in England ended up on the scaffold, on the run, or in fear of the assassin’s bullet. History has painted the regicides and their supporters as fanatical Puritans, among them were John Milton and Oliver Cromwell.After Cromwell Beheaded King Charles I, he became the ‘dictator’ of England. This corrupt Puritan Parliament also murdered Guy Fawkes in 1606, they were ultimately executed by the returning King Charles II in 1660, for regicide (the killing of a King) & usurping the laws of England The Magna Carta which is similar to our U.S. Constitution.
    Cromwell’s severed head was displayed on a pole outside Westminster Hall From 1661 until 1685.
    A drawing of Oliver Cromwell's head on a spike from the late 18th century
    A drawing of Oliver Cromwell’s head on a spike from the late 18th century
    Our Forefathers Knew What To Do
    Beginning With The Upswells From William Wallace & Guy Fawkes, They Started The United States Of America.
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    THE death of prominent Perth businessman Len Buckeridge has thrown open the future of the West Australian building materials market, with questions looming over whether his family's $1 billion-plus empire will end up in competitors' hands. Rivals would have liked to have bought various parts of Buckeridge Group of Companies' operations through the years, but any potential suitor was never able to move beyond informal talks, industry sources said.

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    LEN Buckeridge left his fingerprints all over Perth but he also made a big impact on many people.

    He was the vice-patron and a great supporter of the North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club and the club's Facebook page said "Len and his company BGC donated a significant amount of building works during the club's recent renovation.

    "It was simply a project that wouldn't have happened without his support.

    "In honour of Len's long-time support one of our surf boats was christened the 'Len Buckeridge' in 2012."

    The RSPCA WA remembered him as "a quiet and generous contributor to charity and an avid animal lover."

    "The RSPCA will always be grateful for Len's vision and wonderful contribution to helping animals."

    Here's a few anecdotes from PerthNow readers, starting with Len's daughter Rachel.

    Rachel Buckeridge

    My father built a house on Garden Island with his brother Stanley, for the use of their immediate families. Their sisters, Jo and Margaret were always included in times spent there. We had no electricity and a kerosene fridge.

    We had a room at the back which had thirteen beds in a row for all the cousins of my generation. We children could roam freely, on the land and in the sea.

    This is one of the most memorable things about my father. It taught us all to love country.

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     Business giant Len Buckeridge dies after long illness

     Len's legacy looms all over Perth

    Philip Schubert

    I remember one of Len's very first jobs as an architect. He designed and supervised the construction of a block of 8 flats, "Robyn Flats", after my cousin Robyn.

    They were built at 263 Lockhart Street, Como, in 1965 for my aunty Daphne Mewett.

    I spent many weekends there when they were completed, when I was in boarding at Hale School. My aunty lived in Flat 8.

    She used him many times over the next few years, and in hindsight probably gave him his first breaks to create his empire.

    She was always talking about him, and I met him many times in the late 1960's while he continued to built "flats" in South Perth. I never thought that he would become what he did. Sadly they are all gone now. End of an era

    Beth Willmer

    I worked for Len in the Apartments WA letting firm (an arm of his business) a million years ago when his offices were contained in a gorgeous old colonial house in Mount Street, which subsequently burnt down and then he built offices on that site.

    He was a person you could never forget, very much the boss. When I 'got used to him' I found him to be a fair man and quite lovable in the end.

    Len Buckeridge on North Quay at Fremantle Port. Source: News Limited

    V Bibby

    My husband is a bricklayer and worked on Len's mansion. At that time there was a lot about Len in the news and he was avoiding the media.

    There was press camped outside his house waiting for an interview but his people were telling the press he was not at home.

    When my husband came home that night and saw all that on the news, he said: "yes he was, he was sweeping up after us all day!"

    Rupert Corry

    I have a cheeky tale about Len Buckeridge and some missing Peppy Grove Shire scheme water from about 1995. '

    I should warn that it is unsubstantiated scuttlebutt, but a funny tale nonetheless that fits in with the legend/reputation of the man.

    Fresh out of uni, I was working on the construction of Len's palace on the Mosman Park/Peppy Grove foreshore.

    Word on the site was that he had called in a team on the previous weekend to dig under the road in front of his house and into the lawned foreshore opposite.

    There he instructed a crew to tap into the council reticulation to take water on the sly for his own gardens.

    It was my first day on the site when I heard the tale and I had no way of verifying it. But a few different blokes had the same story.

    Now he's passed, publish and be damned. I'm sure he'd like it, whether it's true or not.

    Helen Davies

    My heartfelt condolences to Len's family. I worked with Len for over seven years and he was the most wonderful boss.

    Sure he had his grumpy moments and he would always jokingly tell me off for smiling or laughing!

    I used to call him "Young Mr Buckeridge" which he loved! In return I was the Loud Pom Migrant. My husband recently passed away and Len wrote me a lovely personal letter expressing his wish that I be strong and carry on with life.

    I will miss him very much. RIP Len.

    Demolition of the former West Aviat Golf Course to make way for Len Buckeridge's controversial brickworks on Kalamunda Rd. Source: News Limited

    Avis Clements

    I am so sorry to hear of Len's passing. I worked for Len for 31 years starting in 1976 retiring in June of 2007.

    I worked in the Architectural Office - all those years working alongside him and John Mack on many projects, from flat developments to shopping centres, office buildings etc.

    Len and I had a great relationship particularly in the years in which he treated me like one of his daughters. I had nothing but admiration for him both in what he was achieving and the support and confidence he had in me, despite on many occasions calling me into his office and saying he didn't agree with some of the things I was doing. However he never stopped me.

    Len was a true Gemini - twin personalities. As soft as butter on one hand and as tough as nails on the other.

    I asked him one day, when we were driving to a site, just how did he do what he was doing - a huge workload running at a hundred miles an hour.

    He replied saying that he was a one and only. Oh how true was that.

    I watched him grow from very small beginnings to where he was in 2007. A remarkable achievement. A remarkable man.

    WA Premier Colin Barnett

    He built a remarkably successful company in BGC, which today employs more than 4,300 people, and has fostered great loyalty from his staff.

    He never shied away from a fight, and certainly never shied away from contentious issues. Len lived in my electorate and I would often see him around the area - he always had some advice to give me, regardless of whether I necessarily wanted to hear it!

    While he was often seen as a hard man in business, he was extraordinarily generous in the community and was always willing to help out local groups and sporting clubs.

    I extend my condolences to his wife, Tootsie, and his children.

    WA Opposition Leader Mark McGowan

    On behalf of WA Labor, I extend my deepest condolences to Mr Buckeridge's family and friends.

    Mr Buckeridge was extremely influential in the WA business community.

    He was a self-made man, who worked extremely hard to build the Buckeridge Group of Companies into one of the biggest companies in the nation.

    His influence and legacy through many construction projects in Western Australia will always be remembered.

    Once again, my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

    Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi

    Mr Buckeridge was a friend and a WA treasure. It is a devastating loss.

    Many people didn't know the person that Len Buckeridge was. He was a really lovable larrikin and yet a very intelligent man.

    He was a man of vision. A lot of people don't realise the great charity work he did behind the scenes, he never wanted the accolades. He used to donate to a lot of charities without telling people, on the quiet.

    In terms of construction, he was always a big picture guy. Look at the companies he has developed and the amount of his concrete that is a number of buildings around our greater city.

    Former construction union heavyweight Kevin Reynolds, who had many clashes with the BGC boss over the years.

    I had known Len for 40 years and we have had many disputes and blues over those times.

    I wouldn't say those were fond memories.

    He was a tough old war horse. We battled it out over many issues.

    He was a major employer in the industry and didn't like unions and we didn't like some of the things he did. At the end of the day we had to tolerate one another.

    Nothing surprised me with Len, he had plenty of money. He fought governments, he fought unions and anyone he felt he needed and we ended up in court with him on many occasions.

    He had a particular hatred for the union officials.

    But during the construction of the entertainment centre, he begrudgingly had to admit the union workers he had on the project were the most skilful he had ever employed.

    I can remember him saying to me that he had to employ all these 'bloody commo union bastards but at least they knew what they were doing'. He was having a dig but he knew the unionised workforce were the skilled workers. And he said so.

    Master Builders director Michael McLean

    Len Buckeridge was an industry powerhouse who pioneered affordable housing and freedom of association in the commercial building sector.

    The fruits of many of Len's initiatives will continue to benefit Western Australian homebuyers for many decades.

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    Len?s legacy looms over Perth THE fingerprints of Len Buckeridge can be found all over Perth on some of the city’s most iconic buildings.

     

    Len Buckeridge, founder of builder BGC, has died age 77 | The Australian

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    Len Buckeridge, with WA Premier Colin Barnett and Prime Minister Tony Abbott
    Len Buckeridge, with WA Premier Colin Barnett and Prime Minister Tony Abbott Source: News Limited

    BGC founder Len Buckeridge, left, with then-Federal Opposition leader Tony Abbott and WA Premier Colin Barnet at a July 2012 Liberal party lunch in Perth. The magnate had battled poor health for several years and had recently been caught up in a bitter legal battle with the West Australian government over Mr Buckeridge's plan to build a private port at Kwinana, south of Perth.

    Len Buckeridge’s legacy in Perth includes Perth Arena, the WACA ground and Telethon Institute

     

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    Len Buckeridge, with WA Premier Colin Barnett and Prime Minister Tony Abbott
    Len Buckeridge, with WA Premier Colin Barnett and Prime Minister Tony Abbott Source: News Limited

    Len Buckeridge, with WA Premier Colin Barnett and Prime Minister Tony Abbott Source: News Limited

     

    The BGC building on The Esplanade, Perth. Picture: Scott Podmore
    The BGC building on The Esplanade, Perth. Picture: Scott Podmore Source: Supplied

    The BGC building on The Esplanade, Perth. Picture: Scott Podmore Source: Supplied

     

     

    Ashes Cricket at the WACA Ground, which was redeveloped by BGC.
    Ashes Cricket at the WACA Ground, which was redeveloped by BGC. Source: News Limited

    Ashes Cricket at the WACA Ground, which was redeveloped by BGC. Source: News Limited

     

    Perth Arena, one of BGC’s best known and most controversial projects.
    Perth Arena, one of BGC’s best known and most controversial projects. Source: News Limited

    Perth Arena, one of BGC’s best known and most controversial projects. Source: News Limited

     

     

    The first race at the new WA Athletics Stadium - Jody Henry (24) crosses the finish line
    The first race at the new WA Athletics Stadium - Jody Henry (24) crosses the finish line in the 100m sprint. Source: News Limited

    The first race at the new WA Athletics Stadium - Jody Henry (24) crosses the finish line in the 100m sprint. Source: News Limited

    The Perth Police Complex in Northbridge, which opened last year.
    The Perth Police Complex in Northbridge, which opened last year. Source: News Limited

    The Perth Police Complex in Northbridge, which opened last year. Source: News Limited

     

     

     

    THE fingerprints of Len Buckeridge can be found all over Perth on some of the city’s most iconic buildings.

    For more than five decades the loud spoken and headstrong BGC boss was at the helm of some of the most significant developments in our city.

    Mr Buckridge passed away at the age of 77 this morning, after a long battle with illness.

    ■ PerthNow would like to hear your best stories and anecdotes about Len Buckeridge. Email staff@perthnow.com.au or leave a comment below.

    His hand helped shape WA, with projects including:

    Perth Arena

    ■ Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

    ■ WACA Ground redevelopment

    Perth Police Complex, Northbridge

    ■ WA Athletics Stadium, Floreat

    ■ WA Basketball Centre

    ■ Armadale Health Campus

    Curtin Business School

    Cambrai Village RAAFA Retirement Community, Merriwa

    ■ Success Retirement Community

    Mr Buckeridge came from humble beginnings.

    His family emigrated from England and eventually settled in Rivervale.

    But his home was not the luxurious pad he came to own later in his life, but a modest fibro shack.

    Money was tight and he spent most of his childhood in hand-me-downs.

    But a young Len excelled at school and went on to study architecture at Perth Tech.

    A few years later he began BGC and the rest, as they say, is history.

    But besides his business prowess, he was also known for his temper, which sometimes landed him in a lot of hot water.

    In 1986, he reportedly lost his driver’s licence after ploughing his Mercedes Benz through a union picket line at his Canning Vale site.

    He has also spent a lot of time in the courts, and was known to spend millions on cases, dragging them out for years.

    Mr Buckeridge had recently been caught up in a bitter legal battle with the WA government over his plans to build a private port at Kwinana.

    For the past 15 years, the BGC boss has been fighting to have a deal he signed with the former Court Government to build a private port at James Point honoured.

    Mr Buckeridge was seeking more than $1 billion in damages against the state over the matter.

    The Barnett Government recently agreed to sell the port to the construction magnate in a bid to settle the dispute.

    But it was recently reported, the sale has not gone smoothly with the Fremantle Ports authority which ran the Kwinana Bulk Terminal, still not handing over key financial records.

    It is understood Mr Buckeridge was very keen to finalise the matter.

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    Owner of Australia’s most expensive home
    puts mansion on the market — but not the one you think

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    • MARCH 13, 2014 

    MINING magnate Chris Ellison, the owner of Australia’s most expensive home, is selling his Perth mansion — just not that one.

    In addition to the sprawling Mosman Park estate Mr Ellison and his wife Tia picked up for $57.5m in 2009, the couple own a five-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion across the river in Applecross.

    The Ellisons bought the Mosman Park palace from mining heiress Angela Bennett.

    The Mosman Park mansion bought for $57.5 million in December 2009, setting an Australian
    The Mosman Park mansion bought for $57.5 million in December 2009, setting an Australian record. Picture: File image Source: News Limited

    The Mosman Park mansion bought for $57.5 million in December 2009, setting an Australian record. Picture: File image Source: News Limited

    Their stunning Applecross home features a four car garage and workshop with a showroom for a fifth car, a gym and sauna, a swimming pool and sundeck, a theatre room and an entry-way atrium with a gold lift to access its three storeys.

    It’s located on a 1080sq m block one street back from the river.

    The home is up for auction next month.

    Selling agent Alastair Baird-Murray of Vitale Fine Properties said the home had a relaxed “resort-style ambience” and was ideal for entertainers.

    The Ellison’s picked up the home for a cool $6.85m in 2008 — significantly less than their other Perth purchase.

    The residence would need to sell for more than $13.25m to break the record for Applecross’ most expensive sale.

    The record is currently held by a four-bedroom, three-bathroom mansion just down the road on a 1541sq m parcel.









    Billionaire Building Magnate Len Buckeridge dies of an alleged heart attack at his desk

    Moday the 10th March 2014

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    Julian Ambrose new Managing Director of BGC
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    Above: Julian Ambrose, who was already fully in charge of BGC by the end of 2013, many months before the death of his step father Len Buckeridge

    Julian Ambrose, step son of Billionaire bulding magnate Len Buckeridge planned for along time to be the new King Pin of the BGC Group



    Billionaire construction magnate Len Buckeridge has died aged 77 in Perth - the city that he helped to build.

    Mr Buckeridge amassed his estimated $1.2 billion fortune from the his Buckeridge Group of Companies (BGC), touted as Australia's largest home builder.

    He died of a heart attack at his desk at his Peppermint Grove home on Tuesday morning, having been in poor health for some time.

    He was immediately remembered as one of the country's great business success stories.

    Training as an architect after arriving from the UK and settling in suburban Rivervale, Mr Buckeridge founded BGC in 1960, developing it into one of Australia's biggest private business empires.

    Forbes last year listed Mr Buckeridge as the 19th richest Australian.

    He remained the dominating force in the company, despite his sons Andrew and Sam being directors, with the company involved in most of the big construction projects around the WA capital over the past 20 years.

    BGC helped build the Perth Arena, the redevelopment of the WACA Ground, the new Northbridge police complex, the WA Athletics Stadium and the Armadale Health Campus.

    But his success did not quell his appetite for a business battle, with a billion-dollar lawsuit continuing against the state government over a private port development.

    Mr Buckeridge claimed several state governments had failed to honour a 2000 agreement allowing a BGC-led consortium to build and operate a port at James Point, near Kwinana.

    And his relationship with the state government was also strained over delays in his company's construction of the Perth Arena, with costs blowing out to triple the original budget to almost $550 million.

    Mr Buckeridge was even listed to appear in a Federal Court hearing against the Australian Tax Office on the day he died.

    State Premier Colin Barnett described Mr Buckeridge as "one of the great characters of WA business".

    "He never shied away from a fight, and certainly never shied away from contentious issues," Mr Barnett said.

    "Len lived in my electorate and I would often see him around the area - he always had some advice to give me, regardless of whether I necessarily wanted to hear it!"

    Mr Buckeridge's sister Margaret Halcombe confirmed her brother had suffered a heart attack while working at home.

    "It's such a terrible loss. He had so much more still to do," she told News Ltd.

    Kevin Reynolds, the former head of WA's construction union, said Mr Buckeridge was a formidable opponent.

    "People will remember Len as a person who was prepared to take on anyone and everyone whether it would be the unions, government or other employer groups or other builders," Mr Reynolds said.

    "If Len believed in something he would take 'em on."

    By Mr Buckeridge's request, a private funeral is set to be held within 24 hours in line with Jewish tradition.

    A memorial will take place at a later date.


    Bilionaire Construction magnate Len Buckeridge who founded  BGC has died aged 77 at his home
    in Peppermint Grove of an alleged heart attack, and noting to do with
     the cancer Len Buckeridge  has been suffering form for a long time

    Monday  11 Mar 2014
    The legacy of Western Australian construction magnate Len Buckeridge is recalled after his death following a long illness.
    Source: 7pm TV News WA | Duration: 1min 42sec






    Rumours are rife that Building Magante Len Buckeridge 

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    was Murdered at 77 year old
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    Len Buckeridge.....
     "..a man that built an image of being a man who was above the law..."



     Len Buckeridge, Australia's 19th richest person, with an estimated pwersonal wealth of over $3 billion, has died on Monday at 8am at his dest at hope of a alleged heart attack, at the age of 77, ... Len Buckeridge construction materials and home building business, Buckeridge Group of Companies, known as BGC has an estimated yearly turnover of in excess of $160 billion dollars.... with many multi-million large lucrative government building and supply contracts awarded to BGC over the years.

    Len Buckeridge

    On Tuesday, Australia lost one of its most successful and colourful business people. Aged 77, Len Buckeridge, the former shoeless war child from England who built the Buckeridge Group of Companies into a manufacturing and construction empire suffered a suspected heart attack and died.

    Updated | Outspoken building mogul Len Buckeridge, the founder of the Buckeridge Group with an estimated wealth of $2.1 billion, has died from a suspected heart attack at his Perth home.

    Prominent West Australian businessman Len Buckeridge has died aged 77. 
    The self-made billionaire behind the Buckeridge Group of Companies died at his home in the 
    Perth suburb of Peppermint Grove this morning.
    A desire to provide low-cost housing led to the creation of BGC (Buckeridge Group of Companies), which in 2013 had an estimated turnover of $160 billion per year ... BGC had always seemed to end up withlucrative large government building and building supply contracts, along with controlling the lion's shares of residential and commercial building companies in Western Australia and over 20 building manufacture and supply companies. Many of the BGC companies were built from the ground up on empty blocks of land that were not always zoned at the time for the purpose the businesses needed,  with the help of massive capital injections in the 1980's and 1990's onwards from the family of  Siok Pauk Koh, who is the mother of Julian Ambrose, who in Len Buckeridge started a de-facto relationship with in the late 1980's, and divorsed his original wife. Len Buckeridge's attitude was rules were meant for mugs, and simply built houses and factories where he wanted, when he wanted and how he wanted and argued the rules, building approvals and zoning after the buildings were completed and businesses already operating... one particular case that is well know, is when Len Buckeridge had a massive legal battle with the Mosman Park Shire Council, when Len Buckeridge completed ignore the original building plans for his two new Swan River frontage duplex homes in Johnson Parade, Mosman Park, that were approved by the Mosman Park Shire Council, and built the two duplex homes about the legal and approved hight limits, blocking Len Buckeridge's neighbours Swan River views. When neighbours forced the Mosman Shire Council to take Len Buckeridge to court to enforce Len Buckeridge to remove his new home and rebuild it according tot the original shire approved plans and for the council to fine Len Buckeridhe the maximum fine of $5,000 a day for building an illegal building... Len Buckeridge managed to just receive a fine, but was never forced by the courts or the council to remove the illegally built house....
    Len Buckeridge was reported by the West Australian newspaper as "..a man that built an image of being a man who was above the law..."
    A tell all book about the otherside of the life and times of Len Buckeridge and the way be built up BGC from a small company building cheap flats in Battle Street, Mosmans Park to cater for the battlers of society .... to being Australia's 19th richest man, with his BGC Group of Companies turning over each year in excess of $160 billion a year, has been written which will be published by the the INL News Group unless the rights are purchased Len Buckeridge's family to stop the book being published and made into a feature film... titled,
     " 60 years of Living Next Door to Billionaire Building Magnate Len Buckeridge..."

    which describes in great detail, with no holes barred .... what is was like for this one family that lived next door to Len Buckeridge from the early 1950's onwards .... 

    The INL News Group had written in 2013 prior to Len Buckeridge's untimely death, to Len Buckeridge and his family and Len Buckeridge's Perth, Western Australia family solicitor Michael Hotchkin of Hotchin Hanly Solicitors based on the 1st Floor of the BGC Centre, 28 The Esplanade, Perth, Western Australia, Tel: +61 8 9218770 Fax: +61 8 9218777, email: hothan@iinet.net.au, and to Len Buckeridge's other solicitors and barristers, Corrs Westgarth and Chambers and Barrister Nicolas Dillon offering to sell the book and film rights to Len Buckeridge's family for $100 million ....then they could chose not to allow the puiblication of the book and not to allow the film to be made, or publish and make the film and make a billion dollars in doing so..

     
                                Please email any inquiries, information and/or requests regarding this proposed publication 
                                and/or any other matters, stories and information concerning Len Buckerdge and BGC to
                                                           David Rosen 
                                                           INL News Group
                                                           "David Rosen" <
    david.rosen.inlnews@gmail.com>, 



    Thought Of The Day

     The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love do not require coupons. ”

    — George T. Hewitt


    Len Buckeridge, Australia’s 19th richest person, has died at the age of 77, leaving open the question who will take charge at his construction materials and home building business, Buckeridge Group. Despite a fortune estimated at $1.2 billion Buckeridge never exhibited an interest in wealth, happier mixing with workers on the floor of one of his factories.

    “I just like doing things,” was one of his favourite comments, and one that he put into practice first as an award-winning architect specializing in the design of affordable homes for working-class Australians in his town of Perth, and then in building the factories which supplied most of the materials that went into a home, from bricks and cement to window frames and gypsum drywall.

    At Work Every Day

    He started work early every day at the dining-room table at his Mosman Park home, which is where he suffered a fatal heart attack at 8am on March 11. Buckeridge had been acutely aware of his failing health, suffering from a number of illnesses, some of which forced him to spend extended periods in hospital, darkly quipping after one period of treatment that “I’m busy dying”. His wife Tootsie, whose real name is Siok Pauk Koh, said Buckeridge’s death was “unexpected, but expected” because of his ill health. A heavy smoker for much of his lifetime Buckeridge was often seen visiting his construction sites in a distinctive 30 year-old Mercedes, the same car he famously drove through a union picket line, earning him sharp criticism from organized labor. Significantly, given Buckeridge’s many disagreements with the union movement some of the kindest words on his passing came from former union adversaries who applauded the hard-work and self-made fortune of their one-time enemy.

    “An Old War Horse”

    Kevin Reynolds, a former leader of the construction union, described Buckeridge as “an old war horse”.

    “But, he certainly earned every dollar he had,” Reynolds said. “He worked for it, and he created a lot of projects and a lot of jobs.”

    For several years Buckeridge had been thinking about how to handle succession in his business which is Australia’s third biggest home building company, analysing plans for a stock exchange listing, or an outright sale to a bigger building materials business, or dividing it into the key components of manufacturing, contracting and home building.

    He never got around to finalising his plan which means his six children and eight grandchildren will now have to make decisions which affect the Buckeridge Group’s 4300 employees and the future direction of an order book valued at $3.6 billion order book. Len Buckeridge's real son, son Sam Buckeridge has been mentioned as possible head of the manufacturing businesses, and stepson Julian Ambrose mentioned as head of the home building division. Buckeridge himself ran contracting and no-one has yet been mentioned as a possible replacement. Daily reports from all operating divisions meant Buckeridge knew exactly what was happening anywhere in the group at any time, another hallmark of a self-made man who spent more than 50 years totally focussed on a single mission, to build Buckeridge Group.


    A Hard Act To Follow

    His children will find that a hard act to follow. Humour, generally of the darker variety, was a hallmark of Buckeridge who was always ready with a story or joke to tell, often as a way of deflecting questions about his business interests which he kept intensely private. Quirkiness was also a hallmark of the man who was known to haggle with the barber we shared with him, arguing that he had less hair and was entitled to a discount. His name was mentioned at the barber shop last week when I asked whether Buckeridge had been in recently. No, was the answer, he’s found somewhere cheaper. Saving $5 on a haircut was important to Buckeridge who was known to carry his spare cash in a clear plastic Ziploc bag. It was the principal of not over-paying for anything. Another true sign of a self-made man who knew the value of every dollar he had earned.


         




    Read about the leader of BCG Julian Ambrose on INL News.com

      

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    ONE of the nation’s richest people, West Australian construction magnate Len Buckeridge, has died of a suspected heart attack.
    Mr Buckeridge, 77, died at his home in the Perth riverfront suburb of Mosman Park about 8am
     
     
    When Len Buckeridge broke up with his first wife, Lne Buckeridge moved in with Siok Pauy Koh, whose son was Julian Ambrose.. from that day on Siok Pauy Koh's family who have put a lot of money into working capital of BGC to help BGC grow from a multi-milion dollar company with a turnover of just in the millions in the 1970's and 1980's to a multi buillion dollar company with a year turnover of in excess of $160 billion, insisted that it was her son, Juilian Ambrose that you become head man of the BGC Group. This seems natural, when Siok Pauy Koh's family put hundreds of millions into the working capital to help BGC create over 20 building businesses from a block of land upwards.. that now combined turnover in excess of $160 billion a year.... this takes a lot of money, a lot of faith and a lot of risk... risk the Australian Banks would never have gone along with....naturally Siok Pauy Koh's family wanted to make sure their invstment was protected for the long term by insisted Siok Pauy Koh's son became the Managing Director of BGC when Len Buckridge died.. this day has now come
     
     
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    ONE of the nation’s richest people, West Australian construction magnate Len Buckeridge, has died of a suspected heart attack.
    Mr Buckeridge, 77, died at his home in the Perth riverfront suburb of Mosman Park about 8am yesterday, according to his long-time lawyer Michael Hotchkin.
    The outspoken businessman, who had been ill for several years, was understood to be sitting at his desk in his home office when he died. “It was quite well known that he hadn’t been well for some time, but nonetheless it was still sudden,” Mr Hotchkin said. “His doctor hadn’t expected it.”
    Mr Buckeridge started his construction firm, BGC, more than 50 years ago and developed it into one of Australia’s most successful private business empires with more than 4000 employees and annual turnover of more than $2.5 billion. The pugnacious magnate was known for his frequent run-ins with unions, rival companies and both Liberal and Labor governments, but Mr Hotchkin said his client had a softer side. He was Australia’s 17th richest person, according to BRW, with a fortune estimated at $2.1bn.
    Mr Buckeridge’s sons Andrew, 51, and Sam, 48, are directors of BGC along with his stepson Julian Ambrose, 45. They are expected to assume control of the business.
    Mr Hotchkin said he believed Mr Buckeridge should be remembered as one of Australia’s great business visionaries.
    “He was courageous in all of his dealings, he never backed away from taking a stand whether it was against government or unions or other businesses that he thought were trying to muscle him out of a market,” he said. “He was one of the largest manufacturers in the state, or even Australia. And he created it all — he didn’t buy into it or inherit anything.”
    Mr Buckeridge had recently been caught up in a bitter legal battle with the WA government over his plan to build a private port at Kwinana, south of Perth. “It was very distressing to him that the state wouldn’t honour its agreement,” Mr Hotchkin said.
    West Australian Premier Colin Barnett described Mr Buckeridge as one of the great characters of the state’s business community.
    “He never shied away from a fight, and certainly never shied away from contentious issues,” he said. “Len lived in my electorate and I would often see him around the area. He always had some advice to give me, regardless of whether I necessarily wanted to hear it.”


     
     
     







          

     Billionaire Construction magnate Len Buckeridge
    dies aged 77 after long illness


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    Construction magnate Len Buckeridge dies after long illness
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    Prominent West Australian businessman Len Buckeridge has died aged 77. The self-made billionaire behind the Buckeridge Group of Companies died at his home in the Perth suburb of Peppermint Grove this morning.A desire to provide low-cost housing led to the creation of BGC which turns over more than $2.5 billion per annum.

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    Kwinana Bulk Terminal offered to construction magnate Len Buckeridge to end law suit

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    The State Government is offering the Kwinana Bulk Terminal to construction magnate Len Buckeridge as part of a deal to settle a high profile lawsuit with the builder.

    Mr Buckeridge has been suing the government in the Supreme Court, claiming huge damages over the stalled private port project at James Point Port near Kwinana.

    The terminal handles iron ore, coal and LPG.

    In a statement, the Transport Minister Troy Buswell says the sale of the port is part of mediation to settle the legal dispute with Mr Buckeridge.

    The statement goes on to say the decision is consistent to with the government's policy to attract private investment to the ports.

    It is understood the decision was relayed to port staff earlier today.

    If Mr Buckeridge does not buy the port, the Government will look to sell the port through an expression of interest process.

    if"�\ oo�"�8 '>And his relationship with the state government was also strained over delays in his company's construction of the Perth Arena, with costs blowing out to triple the original budget to almost $550 million.

    Mr Buckeridge was even listed to appear in a Federal Court hearing against the Australian Tax Office on the day he died.

    State Premier Colin Barnett described Mr Buckeridge as "one of the great characters of WA business".

    "He never shied away from a fight, and certainly never shied away from contentious issues," Mr Barnett said.

    "Len lived in my electorate and I would often see him around the area - he always had some advice to give me, regardless of whether I necessarily wanted to hear it!"

    Mr Buckeridge's sister Margaret Halcombe confirmed her brother had suffered a heart attack while working at home.

    "It's such a terrible loss. He had so much more still to do," she told News Ltd.

    Kevin Reynolds, the former head of WA's construction union, said Mr Buckeridge was a formidable opponent.

    "People will remember Len as a person who was prepared to take on anyone and everyone whether it would be the unions, government or other employer groups or other builders," Mr Reynolds said.

    "If Len believed in something he would take 'em on."

    By Mr Buckeridge's request, a private funeral is set to be held within 24 hours in line with Jewish tradition. A memorial will take place at a later date.

    Billionaire Len Buckridge dies at his desk at 6:59 PM March 11, 2014

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    Billionaire construction magnate Len Buckeridge has died aged 77 in Perth - the city that he helped to build.

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    Deaths in March 2014

    Len Buckeridge, 77, Australian billionaire businessman, founder of Buckeridge Group of Companies, heart attack.

    He died of a heart attack at his desk at his Peppermint Grove home on Tuesday morning, having been in poor health for some time.

    He was immediately remembered as one of the country's great business success stories.

    Training as an architect after arriving from the UK and settling in suburban Rivervale, Mr Buckeridge founded BGC in 1960, developing it into one of Australia's biggest private business empires.

    Forbes last year listed Mr Buckeridge as the 19th richest Australian.

    He remained the dominating force in the company, despite his sons Andrew and Sam being directors, with the company involved in most of the big construction projects around the WA capital over the past 20 years.

    BGC helped build the Perth Arena, the redevelopment of the WACA Ground, the new Northbridge police complex, the WA Athletics Stadium and the Armadale Health Campus.

    But his success did not quell his appetite for a business battle, with a billion-dollar lawsuit continuing against the state government over a private port development.

    Mr Buckeridge claimed several state governments had failed to honour a 2000 agreement allowing a BGC-led consortium to build and operate a port at James Point, near Kwinana.

    And his relationship with the state government was also strained over delays in his company's construction of the Perth Arena, with costs blowing out to triple the original budget to almost $550 million.

    Mr Buckeridge was even listed to appear in a Federal Court hearing against the Australian Tax Office on the day he died.

    State Premier Colin Barnett described Mr Buckeridge as "one of the great characters of WA business".

    "He never shied away from a fight, and certainly never shied away from contentious issues," Mr Barnett said.

    "Len lived in my electorate and I would often see him around the area - he always had some advice to give me, regardless of whether I necessarily wanted to hear it!"

    Mr Buckeridge's sister Margaret Halcombe confirmed her brother had suffered a heart attack while working at home.

    "It's such a terrible loss. He had so much more still to do," she told News Ltd.

    Kevin Reynolds, the former head of WA's construction union, said Mr Buckeridge was a formidable opponent.

    "People will remember Len as a person who was prepared to take on anyone and everyone whether it would be the unions, government or other employer groups or other builders," Mr Reynolds said.

    "If Len believed in something he would take 'em on."

    By Mr Buckeridge's request, a private funeral is set to be held within 24 hours in line with Jewish tradition. A memorial will take place at a later date.

    Mr Buckeridge amassed his estimated $1.2 billion fortune from the his Buckeridge Group of Companies (BGC), touted as Australia's largest home builder.

    He died of a heart attack at his desk at his Peppermint Grove home on Tuesday morning, having been in poor health for some time.

    He was immediately remembered as one of the country's great business success stories.

    Training as an architect after arriving from the UK and settling in suburban Rivervale, Mr Buckeridge founded BGC in 1960, developing it into one of Australia's biggest private business empires.

    Forbes last year listed Mr Buckeridge as the 19th richest Australian.

    He remained the dominating force in the company, despite his sons Andrew and Sam being directors, with the company involved in most of the big construction projects around the WA capital over the past 20 years.

    BGC helped build the Perth Arena, the redevelopment of the WACA Ground, the new Northbridge police complex, the WA Athletics Stadium and the Armadale Health Campus.

    But his success did not quell his appetite for a business battle, with a billion-dollar lawsuit continuing against the state government over a private port development.

    Mr Buckeridge claimed several state governments had failed to honour a 2000 agreement allowing a BGC-led consortium to build and operate a port at James Point, near Kwinana.

    And his relationship with the state government was also strained over delays in his company's construction of the Perth Arena, with costs blowing out to triple the original budget to almost $550 million.

    Mr Buckeridge was even listed to appear in a Federal Court hearing against the Australian Tax Office on the day he died.

    State Premier Colin Barnett described Mr Buckeridge as "one of the great characters of WA business".

    "He never shied away from a fight, and certainly never shied away from contentious issues," Mr Barnett said.

    "Len lived in my electorate and I would often see him around the area - he always had some advice to give me, regardless of whether I necessarily wanted to hear it!"

    Mr Buckeridge's sister Margaret Halcombe confirmed her brother had suffered a heart attack while working at home.

    "It's such a terrible loss. He had so much more still to do," she told News Ltd.

    Kevin Reynolds, the former head of WA's construction union, said Mr Buckeridge was a formidable opponent.

    "People will remember Len as a person who was prepared to take on anyone and everyone whether it would be the unions, government or other employer groups or other builders," Mr Reynolds said.

    "If Len believed in something he would take 'em on."

    By Mr Buckeridge's request, a private funeral is set to be held within 24 hours in line with Jewish tradition. A memorial will take place at a later date.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-11/prominent-businessman-len-buckeridge-dies/5313106

    Construction magnate Len Buckeridge dies at home after long illness

    Prominent West Australian businessman Len Buckeridge has died aged 77.

    The self-made billionaire behind the Buckeridge Group of Companies (BGC) died at his home in the Perth suburb of Peppermint Grove this morning.

    A trained architect, Mr Buckeridge leaves his wife, six children, and eight grandchildren.

    Mr Buckeridge built a vast empire in construction, manufacturing and civil contracting in the Pilbara.

    A desire to provide low-cost housing led to the creation of BGC, which controlled the manufacture of most of the materials that went into construction.

    Today the company turns over more than $2.5 billion per annum.

    Named by Forbes as Australia's 19th richest man, Mr Buckeridge rose to prominence in 1960.

    BGC was behind several Perth landmarks including the Perth Arena, the WACA ground redevelopment and the Northbridge police complex.

    However, Mr Buckeridge was not without controversy.

    He was suing the Government in the Supreme Court, claiming huge damages over a stalled private port project at James Point in Kwinana.

    The former head of the construction union, Kevin Reynolds, described Mr Buckeridge as a formidable opponent.

    "People will remember Len as a person who was prepared to take on anyone and everyone whether it would be the unions, government or other employer groups or other builders," he said.

    "If Len believed in something he would take 'em on."

    Perth property developer Nigel Satterley, who sold his company Statesman Homes to Mr Buckeridge, remembered the businessman as someone not frightened of breaking new ground.

    "It's a sad day for the Perth business community that Len has passed on," he said.

    "He was the first home builder to get what we would call virtually fully integrated in what he did.

    "He was not only a substantial home builder, he was a substantial manufacturer.

    "He'll leave a few [legacies], being a real character, not frightened to tackle the establishment, tackle the unions, tackle many councils."

    Generous contributor to sporting and community groups

    Premier Colin Barnett remembered him as someone who never shied away from a fight, but also a man generous in his support for local clubs and sporting organisations.

    "Len was seen as a tough man in business and he was, he was also very generous and would support people needing help, very generous to local sporting and community clubs and look I think he was a great West Australian."

    "Len will be remembered as one of the more colourful characters of West Australian business, extraordinarily successful, from his home building to his building and manufacturing businesses and the BGC Group today employs over 4000 people.

    "I've been in many disagreements with Len and invariably he would tell me how useless I am and so on and after about 10 minutes or so, you'd say, 'come on, Len let's go and have a beer', and we'd go and have a beer."

    Strong supporter of North Cottesloe surf club

    Mr Buckeridge was a strong supporter of the North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, where the flag has been flying at half mast since 10:00am.

    "He has been part of the club for I would say near to 45 years," club president Chris Shellabear said.

    "A lot of times as a service organisation we would really struggle to get things happening and Len would come and deliver us materials to get things out of.

    "Even recently when he was suffering ill health and we were pouring concrete foundations for the extensions of our new surf club, he was down here at 6:30 in the morning watching over the concrete pour."

    Mr Buckeridge's family travelled to Australia from England near the turn of the century, Mr Shellabear said.

    He came from relatively humble origins.

    "I think he felt the North Cottesloe Surf Cottesloe is a surf club that has a really proud working-class history," Mr Shellabear said.

    "I think Len always saw himself as working class and he just felt comfortable here."

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    AUSTRALIA: BIKIES, TRIADS, OFFICIALS LINKED IN DRUG SMUGGLING RING 
    by 
    ABC News -September 8th, 2010

    …The Triads, are headquartered in Hong Kong, and control a $200 billion-a-year heroin trade, operate brothels into which children as young as 6 are abducted or sold by their parents….”

    “.. the Triads  fear the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997 and have begun to establish new bases…in other countries like Australia and America …and have chosen Perth, Western Australia a safe haven to launder a lot of their ill-begotten gains.,, the Triads used local established business companies owned by local business people to front for them, so that no one knows that it is really triad money backing and financing their business expansion”

     

    “….The Triads are already reported in WikiPedia and other major reliable news and information organizations as being involved with illegal activities such as illegal gambling, loan sharking, money laundering, murder, heroin and opium, arms trafficking, prostitution, people smuggling, extortion, counterfeiting and, to a lesser extent, home invasion robberies.. etc…”

    “..Senior criminal intelligence officers in the Hong Kong police believe that the biggest of the Triad gangs, the Sun Yee On, which is thought to have more than 30,000 members in the British colony, now has a stranglehold on the government of Guangdong Province [in mainland China] which boasts one of the world's fastest growing economies…. The Triads are doing the same with Perth and the Western Australian economy and now through BGC have a stranglehold on Perth…

     

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    “…The triads headquartered in Hong Kong, control a $200 billion-a-year heroin trade, operate brothels into which children as young as 6 are abducted or sold by their parents and have tentacles in Thailand, Burma and Laos, and they are all but untouchable, Posner writes. But…

    ….. the Triads  fear the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997 and have begun to establish new bases…in other countries like Australia and America …”









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    Also read in INL News.com about: Meeting Malaysia's notorious triads
    “I admit that I am a bad guy, and that I'm a gangster “..Ah Hing
    As part of the BBC's Who Runs Your World? series, Jonathan Kent in Kuala Lumpur looks at
    how Malaysia's notorious triad gangs are run.

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    Ah Hing
    Ah Hing says he makes deals with politicians and policemen



    “..We have some cases where [those owing debts] have been assaulted…”… Michael Chong, Malaysian
     Chinese Association



    In some places they still have rituals, as Jessica Lau, a well-connected member of the Malaysian Chinese community, found out.
    When Ms Lau lived in New Zealand, her neighbour was a Hong Kong triad boss who decided to retire.
    "During his very last days as the leader of the triad society, he gathered everybody from his society and in front of leaders from other societies he washed his hands in a gold basin which symbolised that from today onwards he is not going to be involved in the triad society any more, and now he is old and respectable and a free man," she said.
    But Malaysia's triads are rather more prosaic than those in Hong Kong. The element of ceremony has gone, and these groups are run as businesses.
    Ah Hing referred to his as "our company". It's a pragmatic affair, where deals are reached with the authorities - who set boundaries for crimes they know can never be eliminated.
    "If I want to operate on a particular street and ask a politician to ask the authorities not to disturb me, the politician might say: 'It's impossible to have zero arrests, so you can operate on certain hours and we will patrol after those hours' - so it's a win-win situation," Ah Hing said.
    If someone crosses him, however, it's most certainly not win-win.
    "If someone betrays me personally... I will get a few gang members together and beat him up until he's paralysed or he's a vegetable, but if the matter is really big then they'll be brought before my tai ko for a trial," he said.
    "If my tai ko asks us to deal with someone, even if we kill that person, we won't be worried, because if the police arrest us, my tai ko will get me out," he added.
    "Last time I was taken in the front door of the [police] lock-up, and right away I walk out of the back door."
    Part of society
    Most Malaysians have little or nothing to do with the triads. But many poorer people have nowhere else to turn when they need to borrow money.
    All too often, Michael Chong, head of public services for the political party the Malaysian Chinese Association, sees what happens when borrowers default on their payments.
    "We do have cases where they run away, you know, with the family... and of course we have some cases where they have been assaulted - assaulted in the sense they have to be hospitalised," Mr Chong said.
    Ah Hing makes no bones about his world and his life. "I admit that I am a bad guy, and that I'm a gangster," he said.
    "So who runs your world?" I asked - to which he gave a simple reply : "The government".
    "If the government doesn't want to be a bit lenient with us and if they are strict about everything, then there's no way that I can make a living. There's no work," Ah Hing said.
    When the economic downturn of 1998 hit Asia, many Malaysians turned to the triads for work.
    It allowed thousand to fill their rice bowls.
    That in itself is reason enough for some in power to turn a blind eye to what these gangs do - that and the knowledge that the triads are there to make a living, not to cause trouble.
    They may be bad men, but they're also businessmen
     
     
    In my attempt to find out more the triads, I made the ground rules clear from the start.
    I didn't want specifics, I didn't want details and I certainly didn't want names. I just wanted to know how the gangs worked.
    I have no idea what Ah Hing's real name is, but I do know that he is being groomed to take over as tai ko - big brother (a term triad members use for their bosses) - in a gang that operates in a small town in northern Malaysia.
    We had chosen a room in an old shop house in which to meet. Ah Hing looked like many working class Malaysian Chinese, with heavy jewellery, cheap shoes and spiky hair. His minder collected tattoos.
    "We do sell some ecstasy pills and that is how we make a living, me and my friends," he said.
    "We do take girls for prostitution, and this is much easier to do than ecstasy because usually the government will not bother us when we do this."
    The triads and Malaysia's other criminal gangs dabble in any number of rackets. Some even smuggle opiated cough syrup.
    Dealing drugs in Malaysia carries the death penalty. Hangmen got a pay rise earlier this year - it is an issue the government takes seriously.
    Prostitution is easier to get away with, and so is loan sharking or making and peddling fake goods. Malaysia is thought to be the world's largest producer of pirated optical discs.
    But Ah Hing runs girls and sells pills. The women cost the gangs between $750 and $2000 each. They are bought and sold like cattle, and the pimps want a return.
    "The girls know they have to work to pay back the money we paid to buy them," Ah Hing said.
    "We do find girls who refuse to work, and we will keep them in solitary confinement and give them a bad time until they tell me they want to work," he said.
    Ancient rituals
    The triads have their roots in a 17th Century movement dedicated to restoring China's Ming dynasty to the throne, but over time they degenerated into criminal gangs.

     

     

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    Ivan Milat’s great nephew Matthew Milat loses appeal for axe murder

    Bill Milat, the brother of Ivan Milat, leaves court at the sentencing of Matthew Milat an

    Bill Milat, the brother of Ivan Milat, leaves court at the sentencing of Matthew Milat and

     Cohen Klein for the murder of David Auchterlonie. Source: News Limited

     Sentencing of Matthew Milat and Cohen Klein for the murder of David Auchterlonie in Belanglo State Forrest. Matthew Milat is...

    Matthew Milat after being sentenced to 43 years jail.Source: News Limited



    Cohen Klein at the NSW Supreme Court after being sentenced to a maximum 32 years jail for

    Cohen Klein at the NSW Supreme Court after being sentenced to a maximum 32 years jail for his involvement in the murder of David Auchterlonie in Belanglo State Forest. Source: News Limited



    Donna Locke, mother of victim David Auchterlonie.

    Donna Locke, mother of victim David Auchterlonie. Source: News Limited

    THE great nephew of backpacker murderer Ivan Milat has lost an appeal against his sentence for killing his friend with an axe.
     
    His co-offender, on the other hand, has had his sentence reduced.

    Matthew Milat and Cohen Klein appealed the severity of their sentences handed down in 2012 for murdering teenager David Auchterlonie in the Belanglo State Forest Milat, who was a teenager at the time, murdered David with an axe on his 17th birthday in the same forest used by his relative and serial killer Ivan Milat. Milat was sentenced to at least 30 years, with a maximum term of 43, for the 2010 murder. Klein was jailed for at least 22 years, with a maximum 32-year term. In a judgment handed down in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday, Milat's appeal was dismissed. Klein's appeal was allowed and his sentence was quashed. The Court of Criminal Appeal instead sentenced Klein to serve at least 20 years in jail with a maximum of 27. He will be eligible for parole on November 21, 2030. During an appeal hearing last year, deputy senior public defender John Stratton SC, representing Milat, submitted that the crime was heinous but it was not in the worst class of murder. Instead Mr Stratton argued for a maximum 22-year jail term with a non-parole period of 15 years. Klein's barrister, Janet Manuell SC, said Milat was the dominant one who found the weapon, organised to bring the victim to the forest, delivered the fatal blow and later bragged about it. “The role of (Klein) was one of support and facilitation,” she told the appeal hearing. The axe attack took place in the same NSW Southern Highlands forest where Ivan Milat murdered seven backpackers in the early 1990s.

    The alleged murder weapon used by Milat and Klein, submitted in evidence at their trial a

    The alleged murder weapon used by Milat and Klein, submitted in evidence at their trial at the NSW Supreme Court. Source: Supplied

    Solitude: Cohen Klein in a prison van after the sentencing.

    Solitude: Cohen Klein in a prison van after the sentencing.Source: News Limited

    Bags with Milat's name on them on the back seat of the van he was taken to the Supreme Co

    Bags with Milat's name on them on the back seat of the van he was taken to the Supreme Court in. Source: News Limited

    Milat is led into Court to hear his sentence.

    Milat is led into Court to hear his sentence. Source: News Limited



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    Police discover firearm during investigation of Michael Pruiti's alleged murder

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    DECEMBER 19, 2013

     

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    POLICE investigating the alleged murder of Michael Pruiti, whose body was found in the Perth hills last week, have a recovered a firearm today.

    Officers found the firearm at a home in Carmel late this afternoon down a well.

    Dredging equipment had to be used to recover the firearm from the well. Officers close to the case said the firearm was recovered about 2.30pm today.

    PerthNow understands however the owners of the Carmel property were unaware of the firearm being there.

    Police have not yet disclosed what sort of firearm it is.

    Mr Pruiti, 31, was last seen in Forrestfield on October 23.

    His remains were found in bushland in Karragullen last week. Police remained there today collecting evidence.

    Three men have been charged in connection with Mr Pruiti's death.

    Ben Mansfield, 33, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court yesterday charged with murder. He was not required to plead to the charge and was remanded in custody.

    Christian Gillmore, 32, faced a charge of being an accessory after the murder and was also remanded in custody.

    Both men are due back in court next month.

    A 19-year-old Pickering Brook man appeared in court today also charged with Mr Pruiti's murder. Daniel Marchesano was not required to plead to the charge and was remanded in custody.

    Yesterday, officers spent the day searching for evidence at several sites in Perth's hills.

    A Pickering Brook home was searched as was the semi-rural property in Carmel.

    Mr Pruiti, 31, had been missing since October 26. 

    His body was found last week in bushland in Karragullen, about 40km east of Perth.

     



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    Legislative Council
    Thursday, 26 June 2003
    THE PRESIDENT (Hon John Cowdell) took the Chair at 10.00 am, and read prayers.
    DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND WORKS, TENDERING POLICY
    Statement by Minister for Housing and Works
    HON TOM STEPHENS (Mining and Pastoral - Minister for Housing and Works) [10.03 am]: Members will be aware that I have withdrawn the previously announced policy that dealt transparently with the issue of market dominance in the housing and works portfolio. This was in response to the legal action taken by Homestyle Pty Ltd, one of the BGC Group, against the State Housing Commission and me in relation to the policy that had limited to five the number of Department of Housing and Works contracts valued at between $1.5 million and $25 million which could be held by any company at any one time. The policy first came into effect in a way that would have prevented BGC from
    tendering for a housing commission tender for the construction of 22 homes in Hamilton Hill. Tenders for that job closed at 2.30 pm on Tuesday last, 24 June. The Supreme Court granted an interlocutory injunction prior to that time to preserve Homestyle’s interests in relation to the Hamilton Hill tender, until the substantive action relating to the policy is determined. In effect, this put the tender on hold. Furthermore, BGC has made it clear that it would apply for similar injunctions in the future if it was similarly affected in applying to tender for Department of Housing and Works
    contracts in this value range.
    Yesterday in this House, I announced that given the potential of such legal action to disrupt government tendering processes and delay important projects throughout the State, I had withdrawn the policy, as it had become clear that it was too difficult to implement. The policy will now be reviewed and consultations will proceed with industry and the department on how to deal with the issue of market dominance.
    Accompanying the writ of summons from Homestyle Pty Ltd were two affidavits: one from Mr Gerry Forde, General Manager of BGC Construction, and one from Mr Len Buckeridge, Chairman of Directors of the BGC Group. These affidavits contained false accusations relating to my conduct, and the conduct of the Director General of the Department of Housing and Works, which I utterly reject. Mr Buckeridge and Mr Forde’s affidavits both purport to provide records
    of separate conversations with Mr Joyce. The affidavits falsely claim that Mr Joyce had said words to the effect that I, as minister, was targeting BGC and was going to make it difficult for it to tender for more work with the Department of Housing and Works.
    I completely reject these allegations. Nothing could be further from the truth. The policy initiatives that have been taken by the Government in the area of Department of Housing and Works contracting have at all times been aimed at promoting competition and have been general in their intent and application. My staff and I have stressed in conversations and correspondence with the director general and the department that any policies being applied in the housing and works area - whether to promote skills training, occupational health and safety or market competition - were about the general performance of the industry and not aimed at any company in particular. I have never - never - spoken to the director general in the manner or intent suggested in the affidavits; in fact, I have spoken to him in exactly the opposite terms indicating that while I was minister there would be no discrimination for or against individual
    companies; instead of informal arrangements between the department and individual contracting companies, there would be clear, transparent and open policy settings and framework.
    I specifically informed the director general on several occasions that I did not support the previous informal practices, which I had been led to believe had occurred, whereby the department had private discussions with contractors who were perceived to be getting too much work from the department. I was not happy with this practice and directed that an open and transparent policy be adopted, and this led to the contracts policy which has now been withdrawn. The director general has confirmed this with me today. In a memo to me today, 26 June 2003, entitled “STATEMENT BY
    GREG JOYCE - DIRECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND WORKS”, Mr Greg Joyce states -
    1 The market share of BGC in respect of public housing contracts has been an ongoing issue for many years. From time to time there has been criticism, primarily by the smaller builders in the same
    market, to myself as the head of the department and also to the respective Minister for Housing of the
    day.
    2 Historically, myself and my officers have dealt with the issue by discussing with Len Buckeridge or
    his officers the issue and asking his company to modify its market share. Len Buckeridge has always
    responded positively to these requests.
    3 The criticism of the smaller builders is that BGC has a thoroughly vertically integrated company and
    hence a tendering advantage and over

     

    [COUNCIL - Thursday, 26 June 2003]
    4 The view of the State Housing Commission (the legal body responsible for the implementation of
    public housing subject to the control and direction of the Minister for Housing) has always been to
    have an open tendering system but to closely monitor the tender process to ensure there is always a
    competitive base.
    5 BGC has always been an excellent builder, its performance in respect of time, cost and quality has
    been at an exceptionally high standard. I have no doubt that the keenness of the BGC’s tender rates
    over time has substantially contributed to the well being of public housing over a long time.
    6 The challenge for the department has always been to get a balance in the tendering process to ensure that the prices remain competitive in the short and long term.
    7 On 1 July 2001 the Ministry of Housing was amalgamated with the Works function of the Department of Contract and Management Services to form the Department of Housing and Works.
    8 BGC which historically had not been a large tenderer for public works (although it had won some
    large contracts from time to time) became very active in the tendering process for public works and
    won four big contracts in the early part of 2003.
    9 In respect of both telephone conversations I make the following points:
    • Minister Tom Stephens has always held the view that my ongoing discussions with BGC was not
    the correct way to deal with this issue. His view was that there should be a specific policy that
    applies to all builders that is open and transparent.
    • Minister Tom Stephens never asked me to discuss any issues with BGC.
    • Minister Tom Stephens never said to me he “is going to make it difficult for BGC Construction to
    tender for more work” nor has he said he “is looking for ways to get you (BGC) off the tender
    list.”
    10 It was in this context that I spoke to Len Buckeridge (as I have done on previous occasions) about his market share. I was becoming very concerned about the criticisms that were being raised at my level and also at the Ministerial level and I asked him to consider modifying his tendering rate. Both in
    respect of Works and Housing.
    11 In respect of the comments Len Buckeridge has alleged I have made, I make the following points:
    • I would have indicated to him that concerns were being raised both at my level and at the
    Minister’s level in respect of his market share.
    • I would have indicated to Len Buckeridge that in my view he was the best company we had on
    the tender list.
    • I would not have indicated that “Tom Stephens is looking for ways to get you off the tender list.”
    • I would not have told Tom Stephens that “if we were forced to use more builders we would have
    more bankruptcies and more late completions.” As this is contrary to the open tender system.
    12 In respect of the alleged telephone conversation I had with Gerry Forde I would have discussed the matter along similar lines to that of Len Buckeridge. I would not have said “You should be careful of Tom Stephens as he going to make it difficult for BGC Construction to tender for more work” but I
    would have indicated to Gerry Forde that concerns were being raised at my level and at the Minister’s
    level about the market share of BGC and that he should in consultation with Len Buckeridge
    reconsider his tendering schedule. I no doubt would have indicated my complete satisfaction with
    BGC and the way in which it operates.
    The advice concludes -
    My responsibility as Director General of the Department of Housing and Works is to get the best value for money for the State both in respect of public housing and public works. I must take a long term and a short term view. Ultimately I have always sought a balanced approach, to have a laissez faire system but a system that recognises the expectations of both the big and the small builders in this State.
    It is signed Greg Joyce, director general. I will table the director general’s comments at the conclusion of my remarks.
    I will now complete my ministerial statement. As Minister for Housing and Works I have never attempted to remove any company, including BGC, from a tender list. In the six months since December 2002, following the conversations alleged to have taken place between the director general and Mr Forde and Mr Buckeridge, the Department of Housing and Works has awarded $38 million worth of contracts to BGC Construction for four works projects and it has tendered for a number of others. I had to sign off on all those tenders, and I did. The company currently holds six contracts

     

    [COUNCIL - Thursday, 26 June 2003] 9317
    valued at between $1.5 million and $25 million, at a total value of $41 845 430. This represents just over one-quarter of the total value of contracts in this value range awarded by the department this financial year. Furthermore, BGC Construction has in the past year been very successful in securing housing contracts with the Department of Housing and Works. I note that BGC indicates that over the past 10 years it has held more than 100 contracts with the State Government. Between 1 July 2002 and 30 April 2003 BGC was awarded eight contracts valued at more than $500 000, for a total value of $8.2 million. These eight projects represent one-third of all residential contracts above $500 000
    awarded by the department in that period and 73 per cent of the metropolitan contracts. Further, BGC’s share of the total value of residential contracts was 45 per cent of the total and 81 per cent of the value of metropolitan residential contracts worth more than $500 000. BGC has been successful in winning further residential contracts since 30 April worth approximately $2 million. These figures do not demonstrate a Government or a minister supposedly targeting one company; namely, BGC. Indeed, the works policy did not address housing contracts below $1.5 million.
    Members will be interested to know that BGC was exempted from the application of the new policy in relation to two other large contracts for which expressions of interest had already been advertised and was included in tenders relating to those contracts. It is also included in the tendering process for the proposed redevelopment of Geraldton Regional Hospital, a project that fell outside the range of the policy. With regard to the Geraldton hospital project, a false claim was made yesterday wrongly suggesting that I had improperly interfered in the tendering process for this project, and the false suggestion was made that I had sought to increase the number of tenderers on the proposed short list for the project. Again I reject these accusations. The relevant facts are as follows: I never received a written recommendation
    from the director general of the Department of Housing and Works about the preferred number of tenderers. I had earlier asked, through my office, whether on a large job like this in a regional area all companies that had applied would be short-listed. DHW produces a document entitled “Tendering and Contracting Practices for Works Contracts”.
    Section 1.3.3. of the document relates to tendering for contracts greater than $25 million in value. The section states in part -
    Tenders will be selected, from those that have expressed an interest and responded to all the selection criteria, by a panel of senior DHW officers and, when appropriate, the responsible Consultant and a Client representative. In normal circumstances, this process will result in about three tenderers being selected and invited to submit a tender. Circumstances may dictate that a greater number be invited. However, this will never be less than three and only in unusual circumstances, or where necessary to meet local purchasing obligations, would the number exceed six. It should be noted that it is in the interests of Government not to confine the number of competitive bids too strictly. However, Government is also aware of the costs that tendering for contracts at this level places on the building industry.
    The director general received a memo on 21 May 2003 from his director of project services presenting him with three options for the number of companies to be short-listed from the eight submissions that were made. The first option was that five companies should be short-listed in accordance with the recommendation of the selection. The second option was to increase the number of short-listed tenderers to seven, as the sixth and seventh tenderers were just outside the determined cut-off score of six. However, the memo noted that this was one more than the industry desire of six and did not conform to stated guidelines. The third option was to increase the short list to include all eight applicants. This was not supported by the memo as it did not believe the eighth applicant had the experience and resource for this project.
    In effect, the second and third option, suggesting seven and eight short-listed companies respectively, were not within the Department of Housing and Works’ guidelines as stated above. The director general asked for my views on what would be an appropriate number of short-listed companies for the Geraldton project in view of the memo sent to him from his department. He expressed his preference for open tendering, subject to pre-qualification tests as occurs in the residential construction sector. However, he was also aware of the preference of the non-residential construction sector for short lists according to the department’s policy.
    After discussions with the director general, I asked whether the department would be comfortable proceeding to six tenderers being short-listed - the maximum number permitted under the department’s guidelines - to maximise competition for the contract. The director general indicated that he would be comfortable with that option. Today I am advised that after a meeting on 9 June, which was attended by officers from the department and my ministerial office, the decision was reached by the director general to opt for six companies on the short list. It was noted at that meeting that the sixth tenderer, Broad Construction Services Pty Ltd, had recently become part of a group of companies that included another of the short-listed companies. It was therefore decided, at my insistence, to also insist on a noncollusion clause being entered into by those two companies before allowing them to tender for the project. Again, that was done in the interests of maximising competition for the project.
    I was made aware at the meeting to which I just referred that Broad Construction Services was the sixth contractor on the list and that it had either just begun or was soon to begin a major unrelated construction project based in the Geraldton area. To my knowledge this had not been taken into account by the selection panel in its deliberations. As the tender was to include strategies for maximising local content as a key criterion for the project, this reinforced the

    view of increasing the number of tenderers from the selection panel’s recommendation of five to the maximum of six permitted under the department’s tendering and contracting practices publication.

    I have had no contact with Broad Construction Services but I presume the changed circumstances of the ownership of the company may well have meant that any historical links with personnel about whom there has been controversy have been terminated. This scant knowledge played absolutely no part in my suggestion to the director general that he should consider approving six tenderers. My interest in this issue was to promote the maximum extent of competition for the Geraldton Regional Hospital construction project - a project that I would hope has the support of all members of this place. I therefore reject utterly any allegation that I acted improperly with regard to this tender. I responded to questions from my director general, who was seeking advice on an issue over which the department was itself divided.

    In the case of the now withdrawn works contracting policy and the short-listing of companies for the Geraldton

    Regional Hospital project, I have acted solely for the purpose of promoting competition and value for money in

    government contracting. There has been no impropriety on my behalf and I completely refute the allegations made yesterday and by BGC officials about my discussions with the director general.

    I table an internal memorandum dated 26 June from the Director General of the Department of Housing and Works to me in my capacity as Minister for Housing and Works.

    [See paper No 1210.]

    Consideration of the statement made an order of the day for the next sitting, on motion by Hon Bruce Donaldson.









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    ... 2 hours, 4 minutes; Perth billionaire Len Buckeridge dead 2 hours, 8 minutes ...Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner ...

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    ... Perth billionaire Len Buckeridge dead 1 hour, 7 minutes; Malaysia Airlines ....Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner ...

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    ... Len Buckeridge dead 1 hour; Wave of funding for AMR Shire projects 1 hour, ....Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner ...

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    Business giant Len Buckeridge dead at 77 · Len's legacy looms over Perth · Political leaders launch WA Senate bid · Business icon Len Buckeridge dead.

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    ... Perth billionaire Len Buckeridge dead 1 hour, 8 minutes; Malaysia Airlines ....Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner ...

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    6 lis 2012 - Mr Len Buckeridge and his consortium. (1) ...... centre at $55 million and the new cancer centre at $47 million—and, of course, in the northern ..... dangerous driving causing death or grievous bodily harm (section 59(1)(b)); or.

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    Leonard "Len" J. Hebert, 74, of 118 N. Fourth St., Bayfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 28,.... GURNEY — Dorothy A. Buckeridge, 72, of Gurney, died this morning, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at her home after a 3-1/2 year ordeal with breast cancer.

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    Len Buckeridge, the boss of BGC, has come ..... forklifts every year, and five workers had died in forklift incidents since 2004. ..... currently working on the Cancer.

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    AA Milne, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, bought the house in 1925, and died there on ...This usage appears in the contemporaneous Anthony Buckeridge series of ...... In A Cure for Cancer (1971), the second Jerry Cornelius novel, Cornelius is a ..... V. Woolf, of course, was married to the Jewish Leonard Woolf, but she and  ...

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    1.                             WA News Archives - Page 23 of 43 - Perth news | oneperth.com.au

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    24 paź 2011 - “Marri is an iconic tree species in Western Australia but this cancer is ...“It is very costly to remove these dead trees and repair the damage they do to ... in the Perth CBD and founded by Len Buckeridge - was relegated to third  ...

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    905-913 Disclosure of cancer diagnosis and prognosis in Northern Tanzania ..... M. & Gerdtham, Ulf-G. & Johannesson, Magnus & Bingefors, Kerstin & Smith, Len .... Rob; 1663-1669 High-frequency death certifiers in Taiwan: a sociocultural product ... byBuckeridge, David L & Mason, Robin & Robertson, Ann & Frank, John  ...

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    8 gru 2012 - who had died days earlier from lung cancer, aged 50. ...... The Malcolm Sargent Cancer. Fund for ...... A Len Buckeridge company has been.

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    26 cze 2006 - Reducing the length of car trips will free up time and reduce stress for those that must use .... people in Ontario will die prematurely in 2005 because of ..... 25Buckeridge D, Glazier R, Harvey B, Escobar M, Amrhein C, Frank J.

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    It\'s believed more than one thousand people died. The cause ... Sixteen of them are 70 or over, including Len Buckeridge, who is fighting for his life. Another longtime billionaire, Richard Pratt, lost his battle with cancer in late April, at age 74.

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    21 paź 2012 - BGC owner Len Buckeridge has offered his condolences to the family of a man who died after being buried alive in a sand silo at a company site. news.com.au (1 .... Ray Price Dead at 87: Country Star Loses Cancer Battle.

    7.                             Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday, January 09, 2001, Page 36

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    9 sty 2001 - ... WILLIAM ALLAN Born in July died at Van couver Hospital University of... or The Canadian Cancer OLGA PAULINE DRAILICK Sunday January at the ... went to his eternal Harold is survived by his sister Verna Buckeridge of by ... Sue Drouin of Montreal as well as brother Len Elsie of Colston was born in  ...

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    David Buckeridge ... Cancer. • Methodological issues. – Model validation methods. – Use of large ..... For each person, HUI3 trajectory (current age to death) is .....OA/arthritis prevalence projections for Canada. 0.15. 0.2. 0.25. 0.3 va len c e.

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    6 sie 2004 - ... Perth case, anti-union activist Len Buckeridge's, BGC, binds its sub-contractors to only employing on AWAs. ... The federal government, employers like the Buckeridge Group, and the .... and hot temperatures may have led to the high rate ofcancer. .... Josh died too young with too much to offer the world.

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    His death was registered on the WA BDM at Roebourne 15/1913. ..... 2012-03-30 00:55:53.0, Lt. Leonard Charles COOKE, M.C., killed 7th October, 1917.

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    1.                             cancer surveillance system: Topics by Science.gov

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    The Integrated Proactive Surveillance System for Prostate Cancer .... women are more likely to die from breast cancer than women of any other racial/ethnic group. ...... in terms of wavelength, resolution, field-of-view, focal length or sensitivity. ...... Izadi, Masoumeh; Buckeridge, David; Okhmatovskaia, Anna; Tu, Samson W.;  ...

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