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Perth bureaucrats in 'shocking' corruption

 

Rebecca Le MayAAP

Thursday, 16 August 2018

https://thewest.com.au/politics/law-and-order/perth-bureaucrats-in-shocking-corruption-ng-s-1884701


John McKechnie says the scale of corruption at North Metropolitan Health was surprising.

Corruption at Perth's North Metropolitan Health Service went undetected for up to a decade and resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds being fraudulently misappropriated, a report has revealed.

The WA Corruption and Crime Commission says its report on bribery in maintenance and service contracts within the NMHS, released on Thursday, highlights "serious misconduct at its most shocking".

An allegation from a whistleblower sparked the investigation, which uncovered public officers and contractors subverting the proper procurement processes, a practice known as "bid rigging".

In return for awarding work, the public servants were showered with tens of thousands of dollars in gifts, including travel, accommodation, entertainment such as golf days and boozy lunches in expensive restaurants.

Contractors handed over envelopes containing thousands of dollars in cash to keep the work flowing.

Former NMHS executive director of facilities management, John Fullerton, even used contractors to renovate his private residence then helped them to fraudulently invoice NMHS about $170,000 for the works.

He and his wife were also paid to travel business class to Canada for their son's wedding at a cost of $24,752.

The couple also enjoyed trips to the US, China, Hong Kong, Bali, Dubai and Melbourne.

CCC Commissioner John McKechnie, a former Supreme Court justice, says he is not easily shocked and was surprised by the scale of corruption.

Mr McKechnie said the proper procurement process was good but it hadn't been followed or audited.

The problem was partly cultural, he said, and some who saw their boss leaving for lunch to be wined and dined for hours at a time thought it was okay to do the same.

But a public officer shouldn't get more than pay and thanks.

"Obviously you've got to build a bit of a relationship - maybe a coffee, maybe even a lunch at the beginning - but it's a slippery slope," Mr McKechnie told AAP.

The commission suggests prosecuting authorities consider laying criminal charges against three former public servants including Mr Fullerton and David Mulligan, the former executive director of Perth Children's Hospital Service Integration.

Health Minister Roger Cook said the Health Department would seek urgent advice from the State Solicitors Office and pursue "every avenue possible" to recover severance paid to the corrupt ex-employees.

The CCC also recommends laying charges against 11 private sector contractors.

The CCC is concerned this may just be a sample of corruption in WA Health and possibly in other larger state government agencies undertaking contracting activities worth hundreds of millions of dollars.




West Australian Govt is Corrupt to its Core - Max Igan and Brendon O'Connell




Published on Apr 23, 2017 

Brendon O'Connell Interviewed by Max Igan. A meeting of two great minds devoted to exposing ZIONIST infiltration in Australia

Two good friends of mine that spell out the absolute corruption of West Australian Government. Infested with criminals throughoutthe entire justice system is a bad joke while the W.A. Police themselves are full of petty criminals thieves, liars and thugs. Wake up Australia... If this goes on they will eventually incarcerate every poor person to make a Prison system that would make Hitler proud. Invaded by criminal elements and run by the worst of the worst, Western Australian criminal justice system is by far the laughing stock of the Westminster system. The infiltration of zionist agents into Western Australia will soon make W.A. a truly awful place to live, more than it already is. Thinking of moving here? Listen to this audio interview and think again.... Please support Max http://youtube.com/user/TheCrowhouse And Please Support Brendon https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFRV...  



Disturbing network' of corrupt guards, crime gangs smuggle drugs into WA jails: CCC

https://www.watoday.com.au/politics/western-australia/disturbing-network-of-corrupt-guards-crime-gangs-smuggle-drugs-into-wa-jails-ccc-20180626-p4znwr.html

By Nathan Hondros

27 June 2018  

Lax security in WA's prison system has been the subject of an ongoing Corruption and Crime Commission investigation.CREDIT:DAN HENSON  

A covert investigation into the security of the state's corrections system has unveiled a "disturbing network" of corrupt prison guards, prisoners and "organised crime syndicates" is smuggling drugs into WA prisons.

A damning Corruption and Crime Commission report, which was tabled in WA Parliament on Tuesday, found smuggling drugs into jail was as easy as stuffing them down the front of a prison officer's pants.

It labelled the state's prison system a "corruption risk hot-spot".

There were "multiple instances" of custodial officers associating with criminals and members of crime gangs, using prohibited drugs, smuggling prohibited drugs into prison and taking bribes in the form of cash and drugs, according to investigators.

The report found corrupt officers swapped "large amounts" of cash for anabolic steroids, methylamphetamine, and synthetic cannabis and alleged two former prison officers at the centre of the investigation "possessed and supplied steroids and methylamphetamine to prisoners".

The investigation also uncovered a custodial officer who smuggled steroids into Australia.

The CCC found it was "alarmingly easy for prisoners and organised crime syndicates to groom prison officers".

None of the prison officers targeted by the joint CCC-Department of Justice investigation had a history of criminality, but were corrupted after prisoners and crime gangs exploited their "weakness".

The report recommended a review of prison search and screening procedures to measure their effectiveness in stopping drugs.

The Department of Justice told the CCC that it had "implemented more stringent search and screening measures in all prisons" and a "a proactive intelligence-led investigations process" to target contraband.

Corrective Services minister Fran Logan said "those few bad apples" would not represent the majority of prison staff and that the government's new Corrective Services Commissioner would be "cracking down on what have been unacceptable practices for too long".

“Under this government, the Department of Justice’s intelligence capabilities have been significantly increased and the investigations area is currently being strengthened," he said.

“I welcome the involvement of the Corruption and Crime Commission to help stamp out unacceptable corrupt practices by some prison officers.

“The Department of Justice is working increasingly closely with the Corruption and Crime Commission and WA Police to address an issue that should have been a higher priority under the previous government.

“There are several measures underway to improve searching practices, grooming of prison officers and drug use within WA jails, which will be announced in due course

Shadow Corrective Services Minister Zak Kirkup blasted the government's record on prison security and said Justice Minister Fran Logan was overseeing prisons which "let out" criminals while drugs were being "let in".

"These are damning revelations that need to be fully explored by the Department of Justice and an external agency such as WA Police to see just how far these criminal network are embedded within our prison system," he said.

"This is the second strike for the Minister for Corrective Services.

"Under his watch we've seen convicted pedophiles and murderers walking around free in the community while they were meant to be under prison guard.

"So now after prisoners were let out, we're seeing drugs go in."

In May, another CCC investigation found prisoners from Serpentine's Karnet Prison Farm were given opportunities to have sex while on unsupervised outings.

The prisoners who had been approved for the unsupervised reintegration programs had been convicted of serious criminal offences, including wilful murder and child sex offences.

Mr Kirkup said the minister needed to take full responsibility for the security failures and make a total explanation as to what he will do to stop drugs flowing into WA prisons.

 




The Western Australian Police Commissioner Dr Karl Joseph O'Callaghan and his Western Australian Police Service and the Task Force set up to investigate the Claremont Serial Killings have constantly for the last 18 years have not been interested in viewing the Explosive NYT.bz Investigation that would help t
he Western Australian Police Commissioner Dr Karl Joseph O'Callaghan and his Western Australian Police Service and the Task Force solve the Claremont Serial Killings ...#





One of the reasons why the Western Australian Police Commissioner Dr Karl Joseph O'Callaghan and his Western Australian Police Service and the Task Force are not interested any real information and investigation into the Claremont Serial Killings is because the truth of who was involved and why the Claremont Serial Killings and other rapes, attempted rapes, abductions, attempted abductions, murder, attempted murder, billion of illegal drugs sold in Western Australia, Armed robberies hits a bit too close to home and a bit to close to powerful people that are protected and are effectively above the law ... and have the green light given to them by the Western Australian Police Service to be able to commit or be involved in  any crime they want without fear of investigation and/or arrest.


 Some Comments taken from  the NYT.bz Investigation Team's explosive investigation into the lat 60 year on the policing, political, courts, government, prosecution, criminal networks, social and business networks, media, business and legal world of Perth and Western Australia....


What the Western Australian Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan and Stephen Brown, the Deputy Western Australian Police Commissioners and the various Assistant Western Australian Police Commissioners need to do to help to start solving Western Australia’s crime ever increasing crime woes is to sack all the Western Austrian Police Officer involved in committing serious crimes and/or protecting those who are involved in committing serious crimes such as illegal drug, importation, manufacture, growing and distribution, armed robberies, fraud and abductions, rape and murder …
The NYT.bz investigation team have for a long time offered information in their explosive investigation report on the history of crime, politics, law, policing, courts and the legal world of Perth and Western Australia 
 The NYT.bz investigation files that cover the last 60 years in Western Australia have plenty of evidence and examples of Western Australia Police Officers, including very senior police as high as the Commissioner of Police being involved in committing serious crimes and/or protecting those who are involved in committing serious crimes such as illegal drug, importation, manufacture, growing and distribution, armed robberies, fraud and abductions, rape and murder … Unfortunately there is a culture Western Australia where by Western Australian Police are not keen to police themselves when the police are committing crimes … there is a brotherhood and even sisterhood code of silence that stops one police officer in Western Australia from bringing to light criminal, wrongful and/or immoral actions committed by other Western Australian Police Officers, no matter how bad or how serious the crime and/or wrongful and/or immoral action committed by Western Australian Police Officer. A special investigation report on the running to the state of Western Australia covering, politics, law, courts ( clerical and judicial staff and employed in the courts), police, prosecution, crown law, the legal fraternity (lawyers barristers, magistrates, judges, justices), the ministry of justice, police, business, illegal drug networks, criminal networks, media, business, finance, banking, the Western Australian Public Trustee and all levels and sections of the Western Australian Government and semi-quasi government bodies and organisations etc., prepared over the last 60 years at great expense and thousands of man hours and resources …. Shows along with many others the following examples … In the report names are mentioned and the everything and everyone is exposed….. with no holes bared in exposing the whole rotten lot and everyone involved and how it all operates and who operates what and why? Without naming names in this short general comment on the Karl O'Callaghan, the Western Australian Police Commissioner’s comments in the West Australian Newspaper about how to reduce the ever increasing crime rate in Western Australia the following examples are give: 

1. A well known drug/heroin user named “Mary” was in the Bat and Ball Tavern in Rivervale, Perth, Western Australia when two of the Western Australian Police Drug Squad approached Mary and stated … “….. Mary… we know that you are a well known Heroin User and user of other illegal drugs …. if you try to score heroin or other illegal drugs in this tavern, we will have to bust you and arrest you for purchasing illegal drugs, however is you go to the Charles Hotel in North Perth, were our approved drug dealer works, then you will not be busted or arrested for buying illegal drugs …” Mary took their advice and went to the Charles Hotel in North Perth and purchased Heroin from the Western Australian Police Drug Squad 2 Drug Dealer and was not harassed, bust or arrested for purchasing heroin at the Charles Hotel in North Perth … 

2. One of the Western Australian Police Commissioners lived in the same street in City Beach, Perth, Western Australian (which an expensive up market ocean side suburb of Perth, Western Australia ..) … as a major heroin and crystal meth Methamphetamine (contracted from N-methylamphetamine) is a strong central nervous system ....Crystal meth – illicit methamphetamine hydrochloride ... and marijuana dealer in Western Australia .. and this Western Australian Police Commissioners and his family went to Sunday Barbeques with the major heroin and chystal meth and marijuana dealer in Western Australia ….. in fact this Western Australian Police Commissioner organised for this major heroin and crystal meth Methamphetamine (contracted from N-methylamphetamine) is a strong central nervous system ....Crystal meth – illicit methamphetamine hydrochloride ... and marajuana dealer in Western Australia to be released early form a 15 year jail sentence he had received for sale and supply and importation of heroin in Western Australia … so he could re-start selling illegal drugs for the crime syndicate that this Western Australian Police Commissioner for and with ….when this major heroin and crystal meth Methamphetamine (contracted from N-methylamphetamine) is a strong central nervous system ....Crystal meth – illicit methamphetamine hydrochloride ... and marijuana dealer in Western Australia was in the defendant’s dock in the District Court for his trial in 1983/84 in heroin importation, supply and selling charges …. were he ended up pleading guilty and yelling in a loud voice to the court and at the same time pointing to the Western Australian Police Drug Squad detectives that were sitting in court that had lain the charges and arrested him for importation, supply and selling heroin …. “... your Honour ….. I openly admit that my business is importing, supplying and selling heroin and other illegal drugs …. that is how I make my living ….. I openly admit that …. however I want to point out to the court that those Western Australian Drug Squad Detectives sitting in court today that arrested me for the importing, supplying and selling heroin and other illegal drugs charges are my business partners and have been for the last few years and have shared the profits with me I have made over these years … so why aren’t they charged as well with me for these criminal offences …” Of course nothing happened to the Western Australian Police officers in the Drug Squad .. the major drug dealer was handed a 15 year jail sentence and the he Western Australian Police officers in the Drug Squad continued to find other drugs dealers to partner with to sell illegal drugs in Western Australia … 

3. The was an occasion in Fremanlte were a journalist was attending a Neighbourhood Watch Meeting which was chaired by the Western Australian Police Commissioner… the journalist put his hand up and asked the Western Australian Police Commissioner if an appointment can be arranged for the journalist to have a private meeting with the Western 3 Australian Police Commissioner during the net week to provide details and information about Western Australian Police being involved in the importation, supply and selling illegal drugs in Perth and Western Australia …. the of response the Western Australian Police Commissioner was this … the Western Australian Police Commissioner ordered security to have the journalist removed from the Neighbourhood Watch Meeting and said the journalist he tried to re-enter the Neighbourhood Watch Meeting, the Western Australian Police Commissioner would order the Western Australian Police to have the journalist arrested … the journalist was given a clear message by the Western Australian Police Commissioner… that the Western Australian Police Commissioner was not at all interested in being provided information about the Western Australian Police being involved with the importation, selling and supplying illegal drugs in Perth and Western Australia and that the Western Australian Police Commissioner was very upset that the journalist even mentioned the subject of the Western Australian Police being involved with the importation, selling and supplying illegal drugs in Perth and Western Australia.. 

4. A journalist met a doctor in a Perth, who used to work for the Western Australian Police Service. The Doctor stated that is was quite common and normal for the doctor be get into the lift at Police Head Quarters at number 1 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia on a Monday morning on the way up to the doctor’s office at the same time with Western Australian Drug Squad Detectives who had on their possession a number of large green garbage bags of marijuana which they had confiscated from drugs dealers over the weekend …. there were often 4 to 6 large green bags of marijuana they had in their possession … the doctors recounted the typical conversation between the Western Australian Police Officers …. “ the police offer that seemed to be in charge of the other police officers would say something like this .. ‘well boys …. I will take this one bag of marijuana up to be logged into the property room as the official amount of marijuana we busted the drug dealer with over the weekend … and you will take the rest of the bags of marijuana in your car and drop them off to our drug dealer to sell on the streets for us …’ …. and that is what would happen … only one green bag of marijuana was logged into the property room as the amount of marijuana officially found on the drug dealer.. and the other green bags and marijuana was taken by the Western Australian Drug Squad detectives and given to their approved drug dealer to be sold on the streets of Perth and Western Australia .. 

5. A journalist was told by a drug dealer who worked with the Western Australian Police Drug Squad that one of the methods they would organise to bring drugs into Western Australia was by getting a drug courier that worked with corrupt Western Australian Police and corrupt Federal Police to bring into Australian a quantity of illegal drugs which the drug courier would be allowed to get away with bringing them through the airport from overseas or from interstate .. . what the drug courier that worked with the corrupted Western Australian and/or Federal Police would do told to do, was told befriend an innocent young person ( male of female) on the plane or or at the airport and talk them into sharing a hotel room to save money …. the innocent traveller would have no idea that the person that they were sharing a hotel room with was carrying a quality of illegal drugs with them … then the next thing would happen would be that the West Australian Drug Squad would out of the blue early that morning raid the hotel room where the drug courier that was working in with the corrupt police was staying with the innocent traveller …. the drug courier that worked with the corrupted police would arrange to plant/hide the illegal drugs in a draw in the bathroom or under the other innocent traveller’s bed or in the other innocent travellers suitcase or bag ….. without the innocent travellers being 4 aware …. and then when the police raided their hotel room they would be have been told by the drug courier where to find the drugs and both people would be initially arrested for the importation of illegal drugs to make it look good … but int he end the real drug courier will be moved to another prison and quietly be released as being the informer who dobbed the other (actually innocent) traveller in as the drug courier, when in fact it was the drug courier that is released with no charges that was the real dug courier and the traveller that was rotting is jail with no bail and facing up to 20 years in jail for a drug importation charge .. with no one prepared to believe him or her that he or she have been set up … the aim of the exercise to to make it look like the Western Australian Drug Squad and/or the Australian Federal Police have done a wonderful job in busting drug importers with a good informer helping them … this help the police officers rise in the ranks of the police force and they end up retiring on a high police rank with am excellent police pension … the other am of this exercise is that when the drugs are found in the hotel room, only a small quantity of the illegal drugs would be logged into the Police Property section as being found in the hotel room, and the rest of the illegal drugs would be put back for sale on the streets with drug dealers working for and with the corrupt police drug squad detectives …

6. A person who knew a young man when he was around 17 years old, who used to work for him in a take way food business and tried to help the young man who came from a broke home and was a little bit into small petty crimes like breaking and entering and stealing a TV etc …. and tried to help the young man live a proper crime free life … by trying to be a sort of a father figure … the young man eventually went his own way and the person did not see the young man around the streets of Perth for around 5 years…. then after about 5 years when the young man was around 23 years old …. the person ran into the young man one day in the street and offered to buy the young man a cup of coffee …. and something to eat ….. the person asked the young man what he has been going over the last 5 years as Perth is a small town (this was in the second half of the 1980’s and first part of the 1990’s) … and had not seen the young man around for the last five years… the young man replied that he ended up with a heroin habit and robbed a bank of $50,000 to obtain the money to feed his heroin habit .. the young man stated he was finally caught by the Western Australian Police for the bank robbery and the police said to him when he was arrested for robbing the bank for $50,000 .. “.. son …. you are looking to spend up to 20 years in jail for robbing a bank with a gun .. we can help you …  but you have to help us in return …” .. the young man then asked what he had to do or what the police wanted him to do that that he would not end up spending up to 20 years in jail for the bank robbery used a gun … the answer the police gave the young man was staggering to say the least… the police put the following deal to the young man … “ ..if you are prepared to sign a false statement that says that you stole $300,000 from the bank you did actually rob …when you only actually stole $50,000 and you are prepared to sign another false statement that you also robbed three other banks that you did not rob… then we will make sure we put a good word into the judge and make sure you only end up staying in prison for no more than around 5 years ….. however is you  do not take this deal we are offering you .. we will make sure you spend around 20 years in prison and you will be around 40 years old when you get out of prison … whereas if you accept out deal .. we will make sure you are out of prison on parole by the time you are only around 23 years old … “ …. the young man took the deal and the police stuck to their word and the young man was out of prison by the time he was around 23 years old .. the reason why the police wanted the young man to sign a false statement saying he has stolen around $300,000 rather than that actual amount of $50,000 was so that the bank could claim $300,000 from their insurance company rather that only $50,000 .. this way the bank, the bank manager, and the police could share the extra $250,000 from the insurance company .. thereby effectively making the Western Australian Police Service and the Sate of Western Australia … which the police officers are acting as agents for … involved in a conspiracy to defraud the bank’s insurance company .. along with the bank, the bank manager and the police officers involved …. the reasons why the police wanted the young man to sign a further false statement that he had robbed three other banks that he did not rob was to help the police clean up their case solved records and so they could close these armed robbery files …. this would help the police officers involved rise in rank and eventually retire on a high rank with an excellent police pension which is higher the higher the rank they reach in the police force by the time they retire …. also the police had their own set of criminals and criminal networks that they worked with who specialised in armed robberies of shops sand banks including people like Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch, who the nty.bz report shows from witness statements obtained was the actual person responsible for the other three other armed bank robberies that the young man wrongly pleaded guilty for … Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch was at all times form his teenage years working with corrupt police, prison officers and other connected criminal gangs which included the Chinese Triads, doing criminal activities such as stealing luxury car, doing armed robberies, abductions and murders for various reasons including extortion and kidnapping rackets, selling body parts and making snuff and satanic movies and for satanic ritual sacrifice and swearing ceremonies for various groups and networks and to silence certain people who have broken the code of silent or who the various criminals and criminal networks are worried that they know too much and may be tempted to break the code of silence and expose one or more the  criminal network’s criminal activities .. such as the murder of Sarah Anne McMahon by Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch, with the help of Gareth Allen who would have been acting as an assistant to the professional, trained and experience killer Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch who kills without any mercy or compassion and without even the belief that what he is doing is wrong and illegal  .. to people like Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch killing a person is no different than cutting an animal’s throat in a slaughter house and is just business and is usually pleasure as well .. as Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch  seems to like killing people and seems to like have some sort of sexual activity and/or fantasy over a dead naked tied up female and male body … shown by the pornographic photos that Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch  carries around in he sinister black bag consisting of pornographic photos of dead naked tied up female and male bodies with blood on them and blood on their sexual parts .. along with the key rings he has collected for his at least seven murdered victims. Along with rope and knives and gaffer tape all tools for abduction and murder ..

7. Before three witnessed were murdered, they all made witnesses a statements that the late Len Buckeridge, billionaire building Magnate, and his silent Chinese Triad Partners in the BGC Companies and Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch along with certain Western Australian Police have been involved  …  one way or another in the Claremont Serial Killings and other abductions and murders in Western Australia

8. That the Western Australian Police have ample evidence to charge Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch and Gareth Allen of being involved with the murder of Sarah Anne McMahon on the 8th of November, 2000, after the coroner ruled that he believed that Sara Anne McMahon is likely to be deceased and dies by unlawful means… the only Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch and Gareth Allen can be saved from being charged of being involved in the murder of Sarah Anne McMahon on the 8th of November, 2000, is my proving to the family of Sarah Anne McMahon, that she is still alive

9. There is ample evidence to charge charge Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch with a number of perjury charges for false statement he made at the Coroners inquiry and his trial for attemped murder which charge Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch was found guilty of an was sentenced to 13 years jail, but in due for release in 2017 or 2018.

10. There is ample evidence to charge charge Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch with supplying and selling $10,000 or more of  illegal drugs based on the evidence provided at the coroner investigation into the disappearance/death/murder of Sarah Anne McMahon on the 8th of November, 2000, plus other witness statement available of the involvement of Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch with supplying and selling $10,000 or more of  illegal drugs.

11. All effort and ways must be made to charge charge Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch with a new criminal charge or charges before he finishes his current attempted murder prison sentence as no person will be safe with Donald Victor Morey aka Donald Victor Matusevuch out of prison.

A damning picture of systemic misconduct inside the specialist covert operations unit of Western Australia's Corruption and Crime Commission has emerged from an investigation by the commission's Parliamentary Inspector.
 
The number and nature of allegations made against OSU officers in this matter, and the systemic nature of the conduct investigated, revealed a disturbing culture of entitlement and unaccountability in the OSU contrary to the standards and values expected of public officers
Report into the operations support unit of the Corruption and Crime Commission
 
There has been significant obstruction, I must say. There has been a reluctance to cooperate with us
Assistant police commissioner Gary Budge
 
The report, by Michael Murray QC, catalogues 23 allegations of misconduct ranging from theft to improper interference with a police investigation.
The allegations about the commission's Operations Support Unit [OSU] emerged in July 2013 and have been the subject of a two-year investigation, which is continuing.
Mr Murray's report was tabled in Parliament by the Joint Standing Committee on the CCC, which oversees the corruption watchdog.
"The number and nature of allegations made against OSU officers in this matter, and the systemic nature of the conduct investigated, revealed a disturbing culture of entitlement and unaccountability in the OSU contrary to the standards and values expected of public officers," the report said.
The Parliamentary Inspector described the unit as operating "secretively" from separate premises to the commission's main office on St Georges Terrace in Perth.
Its officers had special powers and resources to provide surveillance and technical support for investigations being conducted by the CCC.
The allegations focused on the conduct of OSU officers during the previous few years.
"The nature of the allegations was dishonesty, improper practices, and abuse of statutory powers," Mr Murray said in his report.
"The conduct investigated indicated systemic cultural, behavioural and managerial failures within the OSU, and failures by senior commission officers, who, at various times, had executive managerial responsibility for that unit."
The allegations against the officers included theft, false record keeping, unauthorised use of commission equipment, misuse of an assumed identity, failure of an officer to disclose he had been arrested and convicted for possessing a prohibited drug, improper purchase of two motor vehicles, and unlawful obtaining of a driver's licence under an assumed identity.
There were also multiple allegations of favouritism in recruitment processes, and multiple allegations "of bullying, sexism, harassment and racial discrimination by OSU officers against colleagues."
The CCC also had to pay almost $270,000 to the Australian Tax Office for understating the personal use of commission vehicles issued to OSU officers.
Eight officers from the commission were either dismissed or left the organisation while the allegations were being investigated.
"During the police investigations, three commission officers were dismissed by the commission, four officers resigned and one senior officer did not have his contract of employment renewed," Mr Murray said.
"At the time of my report, the police have charged two commission officers with criminal offences relating to corruptly falsifying commission records, and giving false evidence to a commission examination conducted as part of its investigation of some allegations."

Police involvement created tension

WA Police became involved after the matter was referred to them by the Parliamentary Inspector, who was concerned that the allegations should be investigated independently of the CCC.
"In my view it was absolutely critical that there be no suggestion the CCC was being left to investigate its own and to deal with the matter in-house," Mr Murray told the closed hearing of the Joint Standing Committee.
"It needed to be dealt with in a transparent, open fashion according to law in the ordinary way that applies to the allegation of criminal offences committed by any citizen."
One of the key functions of the CCC is to oversee police, so the referral created tension between police investigators and commission officers.
The hearing heard evidence from WA Police Assistant Commissioner Gary Budge that police had been frustrated in their efforts to get information from the commission.
"There has been significant obstruction, I must say. There has been a reluctance to cooperate with us," he told the committee.
After requesting information, Assistant Commissioner Budge said police found some material had not been provided.
Commission officers then told police to itemise exactly what they wanted.
"We have been restricted in the way we can go about our investigation because of their reluctance to cooperate with us in regard to what is described as serious misconduct, corruption or criminal behaviour," Assistant Commissioner Budge told the committee.
In his report, the Parliamentary Inspector noted that by October 2014 police investigators and commission officers were at an impassse.
He said it "delayed the police investigation into suspected criminality on the part of some OSU officers".
At one stage, there was even a complaint by the CCC about the conduct of one of the WA police officers conducting the investigation.
"An obvious possibility of a conflict of interest arose in these circumstances because the police officer who was investigating the commission officers would himself be investigated by commission officers," Mr Murray said.
The Parliamentary Inspector said his investigation had been complicated by limitations imposed by the CCC Act.
He has made three recommendations to amend the act to provide explicit powers to the inspector to handle any future similar case.
The amendments would allow the inspector to refer information about an alleged criminal offence by a commission officer to an external agency for investigation.
They would enable the Parliamentary Inspector to oversee the investigation of any complaint by the commission against an officer of the external investigating agency.
The amendments would also require the CCC to advise the inspector of any misconduct investigation considered or initiated against an officer of an investigating agency.
The Joint Standing Committee on the CCC has recommended that the Attorney-General report to the Parliament on what action the Government will take on the inspector's recommendations.
 

Police called in as Corruption and Crime Commission confirms seven officers faced misconduct allegations

10 Dec 2013
 
 
 
WA police have been called in to investigate staff at the Corruption and Crime Commission after allegations including the misappropriation of funds.
"The standard that applies to the CCC needs to be higher than it is for everybody else."
Nick Goiran
 
The CCC has confirmed seven of its officers have been investigated in relation to alleged misconduct.
In a statement, it said four officers had been stood down earlier this year over the alleged misappropriation of $1,000.
One was cleared and returned to duty, one has since resigned and two others were dismissed.
CCC executive director Mike Silverstone said a thorough investigation was undertaken and detailed reports were provided to the Parliamentary Inspector for the CCC, Michael Murray QC, throughout.
The Parliamentary Inspector then took over the matter from the CCC.

Police set up special team to investigate

The CCC has confirmed seven of its officers have been investigated in relation to alleged misconduct.
In a statement, it said four officers had been stood down earlier this year over the alleged misappropriation of $1,000.
One was cleared and returned to duty, one has since resigned and two others were dismissed.
CCC executive director Mike Silverstone said a thorough investigation was undertaken and detailed reports were provided to the Parliamentary Inspector for the CCC, Michael Murray QC, throughout.
The Parliamentary Inspector then took over the matter from the CCC.

Police set up special team to investigate

Mr Silverstone said the CCC had also examined an apparent timesheet discrepancy involving three staff, one of whom was also investigated relating to the misappropriation of funds.
Two of that group have since resigned and the third is on leave.
That matter is also being investigated by Mr Murray.
He has advised the CCC that he has referred the matters to police for further investigation, and if appropriate, prosecutions.
Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan says he has set up a special team to deal with the investigation.
"I've actually divorced myself from the investigation and given it to a separate team," he said.
"There's good reasons to do that; the Corruption and Crime Commission investigated me a few years ago and I don't want to give anyone the impression that there's any sort of bias involved in this, so I've given it to a team to take care of."
Mr Silverstone says the Corruption and Crime Commission expects the highest standards from its officers which is why it took very firm action at the first sign of misconduct.
The CCC says another officer has also been stood down over allegations it is still examining, under the oversight of the Parliamentary Inspector.

Goiran says public can have confidence in process

The chair of the parliamentary committee overseeing the CCC, Nick Goiran, says the people of WA can have confidence in the process.
"The standard that applies to the CCC needs to be higher than it is for everybody else," he said.
"The rest of us need to be confident that it's not the same standards that they apply but they even apply higher standards to themselves.
"The people of Western Australia can be confident that they have an independent parliamentary inspector, it's his job to look into those complaints, it has the backing of our parliamentary committee."

Police union say officers being bullied by Corruption and Crime Commission investigators

By Jade Macmillan 4 Dec 2013
 
 
 
 
The Police Union has accused the Corruption and Crime Commission of bullying and intimidating its members.
The union's president George Tilbury has appeared before the parliamentary committee overseeing the CCC.
It comes after the CCC Commissioner Roger Macknay criticised the union for advising its members not to participate in voluntary interviews with the watchdog.
Mr Tilbury has told the committee, the directive was made after officers complained they had been bullied, threatened and unfairly targeted by CCC investigators.
"Members have been so upset that they've had to go off on stress leave," he said.
"We've had officers burst into tears during the course of interviews."
He has also accused the Commission of having a vendetta against police and has questioned the impartiality of the CCC's Parliamentary Inspector Michael Murray.
Mr Murray has strongly rejected Mr Tilbury's claims.

Allegations rejected

But the Corruption and Crime Commission has rejected the claims it has bullied and intimidated officers.
CCC executive director Mike Silverstone is surprised by the allegations.
"They've never approached us with their concerns and they really produced no evidence, no specific evidence that supported their claims," he said.
"Interviews with witnesses are recorded and if they have specific concerns those recordings can be checked and the facts of the circumstances established.
I think it's really not a sensible move by the police union.
"It's in the union members' interests to assist the commission because quite often as a result of our inquiries, police officers who were wrongly accused of misconduct are cleared quite quickly."



Cop spills all on WA police “Welcome To Hell …. !"

“..it is easier to be shot by a Western Australian Police Officer than be eaten by a shark in Perth, Western Australia …”

Anthony DeCeglie, The Sunday Times - December 8, 2012

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/cop-spills-all-on-wa-police/news-story/c8d2ce9b4d208a21086da6f60119ffa7

Officer A states in his book The Crime Factory detailing his experiences as a Police Officer in Western Australia, after been invited from the London Police Force ( MET) to work in Western Australia with his wife who is also a police officer, in the chapter “Welcome to Hell”.. that is easy to be shot by a Western Australian Police Officer than eaten by a shark..” SEXIST, racist and trigger happy.

A former police officer has written a graphic account of life as a Perth cop in a new book that claims to blow the whistle on what really goes on behind the blue line.

The book, written under the pseudonym "Officer A" and called The Crime Factory, details several years the author spent in the WA Police after coming over in 2006 as part of a recruitment drive to lure British cops.

The book contains accusations of racism, brutality, bullying and binge drinking.

"Policing in Western Oz was like policing in the 1970s in the UK, but more violent, racist and sexist, and the cops had free use of guns and Tasers," it said.

Officer A, who worked in WA until early 2008, said local cops were trigger happy especially when it came to Tasers.

The chapter about his arrival in Perth is called: "Welcome to Hell".

"I'd quickly learnt that in Australia you were much more likely to be shot dead by a cop than get eaten by a shark," he said.

"A significant minority of officers tasered anybody that pissed them off, which was usually anyone with a different skin colour.

"I saw two officers attack a pair of harmless sailors. They were a bit drunk but were completely inoffensive."

He also recounts how his then wife who also came over to work in the force was sent out to execute an arrest warrant on a potentially violent criminal just moments after she told her manager she was pregnant.

The book alleges senior police made it clear the recruits were just a "doctor's quick fix". "The local cops hated us," the author says.

The book traces Officer A's career in WA, starting out at a suburban police station before winning a transfer to a secretive intelligence division as a "covert officer" rounding up informants to take out the "baddest guys in the country". He resigned in 2008 following an incident at a Perth pub, where he says a drunken officer verbally abused him,

then returned to Britain to work for the Surrey police force.

A WA Police spokesman said: "The claims in the book about policing in WA are hard to fathom and probably say more about the author than they do about WA Police.

"There is nothing in the book that gives WA Police any concern."b He said that between 2006 and 2009, 657 overseas officers were recruited in a "highly successful international recruitment campaign". Just over a quarter of those recruits have since quit. Last night, The Sunday Times spoke with the author of The Crime Factory who admitted to having a nervous breakdown after his return to the UK which he claims insiders were trying to use to discredit his book. The breakdown led to a 2010 incident in which he made a drunken phone call from his police station to a colleague claiming that he was going to shoot himself. It caused the station to be stormed by police. He was fined 500 pounds, but the court heard that during his police career he had won several awards.  "I had a breakdown," he said. "It happens. Prior to that I had an excellent service record." He said the book had been a steady seller.

Immediate removal or resignation of the current Commissioner of 
Police Karl Callaghan and Deputy Commissioner Stephen Brown
 and 
other matters are demanded by
 The Give Back Western Australian To The People Action Group



Jane Rimmer was 23 when she went missing in 1996 after a night out in Claremont Ms Rimmer, 23, was abducted from Claremont in June 1996 and her body found in bushland south of Perth that August. Students say they saw Jane Rimmer hitchhiking on Stirling Highway, Claremont near Loch Street at around 12.30 am, the description of what Jane Rimmer was wearing matched the unreleased description the police had so it seems quite certain that it was Jane Rimmer hitchhiking on Stirling Highway near Loch Street. The students had been to an event at the Claremont Yatch Club. 12.30 am would have been about the time it would have taken for Jane Rimmer to walk from Bay View Terrace to around Loch Street on Stirling Highway. 

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?294704-Claremont-Serial-Killer-MediaTimelines-Photos-*NO-DISCUSSION*/page10

  
Title: We Saw Jane Rimmer Hitchhiking - Student Author:Andrew Clennell Date: 19 June 1996 Publisher: Community Times, News Chronical, Nedlands Edition. 
Title: We Saw Jane Rimmer Hitching -
 Uni Student says Author: Andrew Clennell 
Date: 19th June, 1996
 Publisher: Community Times, News Chronical, Nedlands Edition 

University student Emma Clayton and her friends almost picked up a blonde girl she is sure was Jane Rimmer early on the Sunday Morning Jane Rimmer disapeared.
 Miss Clayton (21 years old uni student) said she saw the girl staggering along Stirling Highway, thumb out, hitching a lift at 12.30 am. Emma Clayton told police about the incident and her description of the cloths Jane was wearing matched that of a police description which had not been released to the media. 
Miss Clayton said she and her friends had been in Stirling Highway after leaving a 21st birthday party at Claremont Yacht Club. "Down near Lock Street we saw a girl Hitchhiking," she said. 
The Girl had her thumb out and we just slowed down and thought maybe we should pick her up but didn't." The conversation between the two couples in the car had been that she was a silly girl for trying to hitch in the area and they discussed whether they should pick the girl up. 
They decided at the last minute to move on. "we said of all placed for a girl to be hitchhiking alone, this was probably the worst," Miss Clayton said. She said initially, after she had heard of Jane Rimmer's disappearance, 16 she felt guilty that that hadn't picked her up. 

"If we had picked her up things would have been a lot different, " Miss Clayton said. When she and her friends saw the girl there were no other cars on the Stirling Highway ... 


WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan (pictured) said the three officers were stood down

'for the safety of the community and their frontline partners'

he samples are yet to be analysed and confirmed by the Chemistry Centre WA.

There remains a zero tolerance for any police officer found with illicit drugs in their system, Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said in a statement.

‘Officers make critical decisions under duress and they must not be affected by illicit substances or alcohol,’ he said.

‘Monday's day of action by Internal Affairs should send a sobering warning to any officer using illicit substances at any time.’

Regulations to allow random and target drug and alcohol testing were introduced in December 2011.

During the four years of testing, a further 11 officers have exceeded 0.02% blood alcohol levels and a further seven officers have tested positive to illicit drugs, police said.

Excluding the most recent three officers, two officers have tested positive to cannabis, one to methamphetamine, two to MDMA and one to anabolic steroids.

‘Officers make critical decisions under duress and they must not be affected by illicit substances or alcohol,’ Commissioner O'Callaghan said (stock of WA Police car pictured)

‘Officers make critical decisions under duress and they must not be affected by illicit substances or alcohol,’ Commissioner O'Callaghan said (stock of WA Police car pictured)

Around 200 police at five suburban stations on Monday were tested for alcohol and drugs by officers from the WA Police Internal Affairs Unit. Three constables tested positive to ice and amphetamines and have been stood down (stock photo)

Around 200 police at five suburban stations on Monday were tested for alcohol and drugs by officers from the WA Police Internal Affairs Unit. Three constables tested positive to ice and amphetamines and have been stood down (stock photo)

Six resigned prior to the conclusion of a Loss of Confidence Process, and it was accepted that the seventh may have unwittingly ingested a steroid in an exercise supplement.

Since 2012, almost 9,500 tests have been conducted on WA officers and less than one per cent (0.07%) have tested positive to illicit drugs.

But Commissioner O’Callaghan said it was important to identify the few.

‘However small the number of officers affected, we remain committed to identifying these people and taking swift action against them for everyone's safety,’ he said.

It was recently reported that artificial, synthetic urine has been sold across West Australia 

It was recently reported that drug dealers have been selling artificial urine as a package deal with methamphetamine.

However, Safework Laboratories can identify synthetic urine.

On average, it has been identified once a month throughout Australia, but six positive tests were recorded in WA alone in October by Safework Laboratories.

In September, 320kg, worth $320 million, of ice was seized by police in the state, Nine News reported.

It was the biggest haul ever recorded in Western Australia, with the equivalent of 3.2 million individual hits of the drug.








Staff in Health Department bribery and corruption scandal received six-figure payouts



Perth reacts to shock Claremont serial killer arrest
If Donald Morey (the murderer who was last seen with Sarah Anne McMahon) was in contact with Sarah all these years -- can't he provide proof she is alive? Like .. an address? Phone number? Something? And why would she speak him and him alone and not her family - for 12 years? How is this Donald Morey aka Matusevich
guy NOT charged with something in this case? Thank goodness he's inside, anyhow, and not roaming free.

Seven News reporter Alison Fan looks back at the many clues that until Friday had seemed to lead nowhere in the Claremont serial killer search.

 
Donald Morey, aka Matusevich


A serious question that needs to be answered by Karl O'Callaghan, the Western Australian Commissioner of Police is:
Why did it take over a week for the Western Australian Police for come and collect a bag belonging to career criminal and convicted attempted murderer Donald Morey which the two owners of the house in Marangaroo, Mr and Mrs Gareth Allen who were the bosses of Donald Morey say contained a real of silver, gaffer tape, two knives and explicit pornographic material of what looked like dead women in sexual positions...
which is similar to the items that Western Australia Police officer  Con Bayers, who was the former head of the prostitution task-force said he found in Donald Morey's Commodore Holden car boot driving through Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia, that looked liked and unmarked police car 

 Sarah Anne McMahon

Name: Sarah Anne McMAHON, Age when missing: 20 years, Eyes: Green, Hair: Auburn, Height: 173cms, Build: Slim
Circumstances: Sarah McMahon has not attended work since Wednesday 8 November 2000. Sarah was last seen driving her vehicle, a 1986 White Ford Meteor Sedan, registered  number 7FO-731 in an easterly direction on Great Eastern Highway, Greenmount. 
Sarah Anne McMahon  was last seen wearing dark jeans, black turtle neck sweater and black suede jacket. Concern is held for her safety and welfare.
Fears for the safety of a 20-year-old woman missing for 13 days 
have increased following the discovery of the woman's car at a hospital carpark. 
Sarah McMahon was last seen leaving her workplace in suburban Claremont on November 8, although there have been a number of unconfirmed sightings of her since then. She has made no contact with her family. Ms McMahon's white Ford Meteor sedan was found last night in the emergency department car park of Swan District Hospital.  Police today refused to say who discovered the vehicle or whether anything of significance 
had been found inside.


Sarah McMahon was 20 when she disappeared after leaving work in the Perth suburb of Claremont on Wednesday, November 8, 2000. She lived with her parents Danny and Trish and younger sister Kate. Ten days later, her white Ford Meteor sedan was found in the car park of Swan Districts Hospital. A bag containing personal items was on the front seat, her empty wallet was in the boot and her mobile phone was on the ground nearby. Her mum Trish tells her story ... 
"We haven't seen or heard from Sarah since November 8, 2000, when she left for work in the morning. Apparently she received a call at work from a friend who was "suicidal" and intended to visit the mysterious caller. The police believe she's been murdered and we have all tried to accept this as a possibility, but in our hearts we know she is out there somewhere. At the time of Sarah's disappearance she was depressed ... a romance had soured, university had lost its appeal and she had a mobile phone bill for $800 she hadn't mentioned to us. Sarah felt as though she was in rough waters being tossed this way and that, and she had mentioned to a family friend that she wished she could just "go away and start again". We thought a visit to her older brother Paul and his family, who live near Melbourne, might break the cycle, but unfortunately that wasn't so. I visited Melbourne and Sydney putting up posters, giving out photos and talking to anyone who was willing to listen. Two years ago, a couple who had taken a photograph of Sarah rang to say they had distributed it at a youth seminar. The father of one of the children worked in security at Newcastle nightclubs, and he came across a young man who recognised her and confirmed her name when shown the photograph. But that was it. There have been no further sightings or news. We, Sarah's family, believe with all our hearts that our darling daughter, sister and granddaughter is out there. We will never believe otherwise. We love you, Sarah, please let us know you're all right. May the sun shine warm on your face, and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His hand." 
If you have any information, call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.



 

 

Health authorities siphoned hundreds of thousands in cash and gifts, CCC probe finds

By Jacob Kagi

 16 Aug 2018

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-16/health-authorities-siphoned-thousands-in-cash-gifts-corruption/10127008

Key points:

  • Three senior health bureaucrats and almost a dozen contractors caught in corruption probe
  • Report says contractors offered gifts, cash and travel in exchange for work
  • CCC fears the behaviour may extend beyond the North Metropolitan Health Service



Senior WA Health bureaucrats corruptly reaped hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and travel paid for by contractors in exchange for winning work on Government projects, an explosive new report has found. 

One senior bureaucrat allowed contractors to fraudulently bill the North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) for $170,000 in renovations carried out on his private home, while he and another accepted benefits that included overseas travel, restaurant meals, entertainment, cash bribes and alcohol in exchange for the awarding of government contracts.

The Corruption and Crime Commission began investigating after a tip-off from a junior whistleblower within the department in 2014.

Its report recommends charges be considered against three former senior health bureaucrats and nearly a dozen contractors, for what was described as sustained efforts to engage in and cover up bribery.

The report named former NMHS executive directors John Fullerton and David Mulligan, as well as former facilities development manager Shaun Ensor, as the bureaucrats involved in the corrupt conduct.


PHOTO: John Fullerton (centre) awarded departmental work to contractors who paid him thousands of dollars worth of travel, cash and meals. (Facebook)

Culture of corruption

"This report details more than a decade of corrupt conduct reaching into senior levels within WA Health," the CCC report stated.

"It exposes a culture of contractors freely giving gifts and benefits to public officers, with the expectation of thereby winning work and recovering the costs of the gifts through fraud.

"The brazenness of the conduct, the number of contractors involved and the apparent indifference by all concerned … raises concerns about whether this behaviour is confined to NMHS."

The report uncovered extensive efforts by contractors to shower Mr Fullerton with gifts and other benefits in exchange for government work.

Examples of corruption found by the CCC:

  • Lavish lunches at restaurants including Nobu, Rockpool and Coco's totalling more than $50,000
  • A three-week business-class trip to the UK for John Fullerton and his wife, Jacqui
  • A business-class trip for the Fullertons to Canada to attend their son's wedding
  • A three-week US holiday for Mr and Mrs Fullerton
  • Annual trips to Melbourne for Mr and Mrs Fullerton
  • Trips to Canada, Bali, Hong Kong, China and Dubai for Mr Fullerton and his wife
  • An all-expenses paid trip to the UK for David Mulligan
  • A night at the Galaxy nightclub including paid hostesses
  • Melbourne Cup lunches and AFL grand final tickets
  • Gifts of cologne, shoes, business suits and shirts worth thousands of dollars
  • Cash payments of more than $25,000

Over about a decade, Mr Fullerton received thousands of dollars in cash and $150,000 in gifts including flights, meals, perfume and clothes paid for by contractors, according to the report.

"In return, those contractors obtained regular work at NMHS," the report stated.

"For the majority of contractors, this was the price of doing business with Mr Fullerton."

Expensive lunches recouped in invoices

One contractor recouped the costs of expensive lunches with Mr Fullerton by inflating monthly invoices to NMHS, something the report found was the bureaucrat's idea.


Contractors regularly took the Health Department executives out for lavish lunches. (Pixabay: mstevencox)

As well as the regular lunches and being paid a $10,000 bribe, Mr Mulligan also had a contractor pay for AFL grand final tickets and recovered money for interstate and overseas trips from NMHS.

The other former bureaucrat, Mr Ensor, is alleged to have had lavish lunches paid for by one contractor who was bidding for Government work over which he had control.

The CCC report revealed WA Health investigated procurement practices in the NMHS between 2014 and 2015 but did not identify the misconduct of the senior executives, with that probe not examining the conduct of any particular staff member.

"NMHS had proper policies and procedures in place. These were ineffective to prevent what happened," the report found.

"Corrupt relationships became firmly established. Warning signs were left unexplored."

The CCC said prosecution should be considered for 10 contractors involved in the corruption, as well as the three senior bureaucrats.

"On occasion, money added to NMHS invoices [was] purely for greed rather than to recoup money spent on 'gifts'," the report stated.

CCC commissioner John McKechnie said covert surveillance discovered some of those involved discussing plans to destroy evidence and create falsified records to cover up their wrongdoing.

"It's staggering, the extent of this in North Metro Health and the fact it has continued for so long," Mr McKechnie said.

"We think serious consideration should be given to prosecuting not only the public officers but some of the contractors."

Behaviour 'abhorrent': Health Department

In a statement, the Health Department said it accepted the "shocking" findings of the report into the "deplorable and abhorrent" actions of its staff.

"I am deeply disturbed by the deliberate steps these senior NMHS public officers took to covertly deviate from rigorous procurement policies and procedures to manipulate processes for personal gain," director general David Russell-Weisz said.

He said the department had updated its policies relating to the acceptance of gifts and hospitality, but it was "challenging to prevent" the type of deceptive behaviour outlined in the report.


PHOTO: The corruption took place within senior levels of the Health Department, the report found. (ABC News: Jacob Kagi)

A significant portion of the misconduct occurred while Dr Russell-Weisz was directly in charge of the NMHS in a former role, but he rejected suggestions he should have known about what was occurring.

"I think it would have been difficult to know because if they are covertly getting away from a policy and procedure that was in place, it would have been very difficult … to have known that," he said.

Topics: healthcorruptionperth-6000wa 

Corruption and Crime Commission head John McKechnie

Posted 16 Aug 2018, 4:46am

CCC Commissioner John McKechnie called the extent of the corruption "staggering".

ABC News: Andrew O'Connor


Horizon Power IT manager reaped $200k for own company, corruption probe finds

Updated 20 Aug 2018

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-20/horizon-power-manager-corruption-findings-over-contact-awarding/10139670

The WA Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) has recommended three men be considered for prosecution over an alleged fraud involving Horizon Power.

In a report tabled in the WA Parliament, the CCC said former Horizon manager of technology Paul Mitchell Thomas engaged in "serious misconduct".

It found any positive contribution Mr Thomas may have made to Horizon through his senior role "was eclipsed by greed and corruption".

It comes just days after the CCC delivered bombshell findings about the awarding of contracts in the Health Department, finding corrupt bureaucrats in that department reaped hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and travel paid for by contractors in exchange for winning work on government projects.

The commission said Mr Thomas secretly committed Horizon Power to pay fees to a company he owned named Trusted Solutions.

It said this was more than a conflict of interest as he used his position at Horizon to gain a financial benefit for Trusted Solutions, and himself.

The commission found two other men — Anthony Raspa and Paul Hesford — "conspired" with Mr Thomas through their involvement with the company.

Mr Raspa, who was contracted to work at Horizon, was Mr Thomas's business partner in Trusted Solutions, while Mr Hesford was the accountant.

Although it does not suggest Mrs Thomas acted corruptly, the CCC said Mr Thomas "caused his wife to be engaged as a contractor to perform a role so that he could pay down credit card debt".

And records showed that between August 2010 and September 2013 Horizon paid Trusted Solutions $206,739.56 in "agency margin fees" in relation to four men employed by Horizon via a labour hire firm.

But none of the men could explain the role Trusted Solutions had — if any — in their employment.

The Trusted Solutions bank account was linked to the Thomas Family Trust and the Raspa Family Trust.

'Cheating Horizon Power'

The report states the CCC "is of the view that Mr Thomas, Mr Raspa and Mr Hesford conspired to defraud Horizon Power".

Along with the situation regarding Trusted Solutions, the CCC said Mr Thomas and Mr Raspa would seek to purchase or gain control of a business that would then get work from Horizon.

Mr Hesford would be named as the director and shareholder so as to conceal Mr Thomas's and Mr Raspa's ownership.

The CCC said that during 2017, Mr Thomas and Mr Raspa discussed ways to position themselves to go after Horizon's business.

Plans included a business related to solar power systems, the development of an app, and buying a shelf company or merging with an existing company.

In one telephone conversation, Mr Hesford told Mr Raspa the name of the new entity could be "Cheating Horizon Power, or something like that".

He said in evidence that he proposed such a name because he knew the company owned by Mr Thomas and Mr Raspa would benefit from Horizon.

Plan to 'rape as much as I can' out of utility

After a proposal to buy Horizon supplier Vizstone fell through, discussions were held regarding a potential merger with Trusted Solutions.

The CCC said it was clear from a conversation recorded on September 27, 2017 that the plan was to make money:

PAUL THOMAS: I'll be honest, in my mind I'm going, 'how do I create a little entity, wrap up Horizon Power, rape as much as I can out of it and then we both f*** off'.

But on October 4, 2017, CCC officers and police executed search warrants at various addresses, including the homes of Paul Thomas and Anthony Raspa.

During the course of the investigation, which started after allegations were made in 2016, the CCC used phone intercept warrants, and cooperated with WA Police.

There were public examinations in April and May 2018.

The report said a recommendation made by the commission "is not a finding and is not to be taken as a finding, that a person has committed or is guilty of a criminal offence".

Mr Raspa has responded to the CCC report, saying the evidence "does not support a conclusion that he conspired with Mr Thomas or Mr Hesford to defraud Horizon Power".

Mr Thomas has since resigned from Horizon while Mr Raspa's contract was terminated.

Mr Thomas has told the CCC he does not agree with its findings.

Opposition wants independent inquiry

The WA Liberals are concerned corruption in the public service could be more widespread, and have called for a wide-ranging, independent inquiry into public sector procurement.

"We want to work to fix the problem rather than fix the blame," the Opposition's accountability spokesman Tjorn Sibma said.

"We need an independent reviewer to actually undertake and understand why we have a system which permits corruption like this to occur of the course of many years."


 The CCC has recommended criminal charges be laid against former Horizon Power IT manager Paul Thomas. (ABC News: Rebecca Trigger)


                Police commissioner Karl O' Callaghan's son hurt in drug blast

Perth police at the Carlisle state housing unit yesterday following the explosion of an alleged drug lab, in which the police commissioner's son was hurt. Picture: Richard Polden

NICOLAS PERPITCH
The Australian - 
22nd March, 2011



WEST Australian police commissioner Karl O'Callaghan's 29-year-old son has been badly burned in an illegal drug lab explosion in Perth

The Australian - 

22nd March, 2011


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/top-cops-son-hurt-in-drug-blast/news-story/9553ca9f4e32aacec09113353ceb68c

orn between his roles as police commissioner and a dad, Mr O'Callaghan has told of his struggle to be good at both after revealing the incident. "There's always that conflict between being the commissioner of police and being the father," an emotional Mr O'Callaghan told The Australian last night after visiting his son, Russell, in Royal Perth Hospital.

The younger O'Callaghan was one of five people hurt in the powerful blast, which tore a hole through the roof of a Carlisle state housing unit. One man was in critical condition. Two toddlers escaped unhurt.

"I was quite shocked by the sight of him," Mr O'Callaghan said. "He's got serious burns to his head, neck, shoulders arms and torso. So he's pretty much bandaged right up to his head."

But he said his son was lucid and the first thing he asked was how were the two children who were nearby. "He described the explosion as a fireball that just engulfed all of them. He has been really shaken by this. He said he came within a hair's breadth of losing his life and he's exactly right.

"You can talk about clan labs all you like as a police officer. But when you get to talk to someone whose been involved in something like that and that person's very close to you, then it really drives home what the issue is."

Mr O'Callaghan reassured his estranged son, who has previously been treated for drug addiction, that he would not abandon him, saying the most important thing was that he got "well both mentally and physically".

Mr O'Callaghan said 30 illegal drug labs had been broken up in the state this year and 130 last year. Most of the backyard operations appeared to be making methamphetamines.

Coincidentally, the daughter of former police superintendent Dave Parkinson was living in the unit next door to the clandestine drug-making operation, with both of them complaining more than 40 times to the Department of Housing and police about the noise, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, insults and even alleged physical attacks on both of them.

Mr Parkinson claims the tenant had once told his daughter, Stacee, they had a .22 rifle and were going to shoot her father for standing up to them. But, despite the department's "three strikes " policy against anti-social behaviour, the tenants were never evicted. Ms Parkinson said she lived in continual fear of her neighbours around the illegal drug lab.

"It's been absolutely hell," she said. "It's been absolutely devastating, horrible. I have a look around to see if there's anyone there before I step foot into my home. That's how bad it is."

Housing Minister Troy Buswell was furious nothing had been done despite the complaints and ordered an immediate review of the three strikes policy. "The department, and by extension, the government have not done enough to protect Stacee and her fellow neighbours," he said.

Mr O'Callaghan has appointed a senior police officer to head the inquiry into the drug laboratory. He said it was unclear what role his son had played, although he did not live at the home. "He will have to face the consequences. But as a family we are suffering deeply at the moment."

WEST Australian police commissioner Karl O'Callaghan's 29-year-old son has been badly burned in an illegal drug lab explosion in Perth.

Torn between his roles as police commissioner and a dad, Mr O'Callaghan has told of his struggle to be good at both after revealing the incident. "There's always that conflict between being the commissioner of police and being the father," an emotional Mr O'Callaghan told The Australian last night after visiting his son, Russell, in Royal Perth Hospital.

The younger O'Callaghan was one of five people hurt in the powerful blast, which tore a hole through the roof of a Carlisle state housing unit. One man was in critical condition. Two toddlers escaped unhurt.

"I was quite shocked by the sight of him," Mr O'Callaghan said. "He's got serious burns to his head, neck, shoulders arms and torso. So he's pretty much bandaged right up to his head."

But he said his son was lucid and the first thing he asked was how were the two children who were nearby. "He described the explosion as a fireball that just engulfed all of them. He has been really shaken by this. He said he came within a hair's breadth of losing his life and he's exactly right.

"You can talk about clan labs all you like as a police officer. But when you get to talk to someone whose been involved in something like that and that person's very close to you, then it really drives home what the issue is."

Mr O'Callaghan reassured his estranged son, who has previously been treated for drug addiction, that he would not abandon him, saying the most important thing was that he got "well both mentally and physically".

Mr O'Callaghan said 30 illegal drug labs had been broken up in the state this year and 130 last year. Most of the backyard operations appeared to be making methamphetamines.

Coincidentally, the daughter of former police superintendent Dave Parkinson was living in the unit next door to the clandestine drug-making operation, with both of them complaining more than 40 times to the Department of Housing and police about the noise, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, insults and even alleged physical attacks on both of them.

Mr Parkinson claims the tenant had once told his daughter, Stacee, they had a .22 rifle and were going to shoot her father for standing up to them. 
  But, despite the department's "three strikes " policy against anti-social behaviour, the tenants were never evicted. Ms Parkinson said she lived in continual #
       fear of her neighbours around the illegal drug lab.

          "It's been absolutely hell," she said. "It's been absolutely devastating, horrible. I have a look around to see if there's anyone there before I step foot into my home.
      That's how bad it is."

       Housing Minister Troy Buswell was furious nothing had been done despite the complaints and ordered an immediate review of the three strikes policy. 
        "The department, and by extension, the government have not done enough to protect Stacee and her fellow neighbours," he said.

        Mr O'Callaghan has appointed a senior police officer to head the inquiry into the drug laboratory. He said it was unclear what role his son had played, 
           although he did not live at the home. "He will have to face the consequences. But as a family we are suffering deeply at the moment."

     

   

Russell O'Callaghan, son of Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan, is seeking to be released on bail.

The son of the WA Police Commissioner will be seeking release from custody pending the outcome of charges relating to a breach of his bail conditions, the Perth Magistrates Court has been told.

Russell O'Callaghan is alleged to have sent messages on social media to a woman he was banned from contacting as part of his bail conditions on other serious charges.

O'Callaghan appeared in court this morning via video link from Casuarina Prison.

His lawyer Sandra De Maio said she had just assumed control of the case from O'Callaghan's previous lawyer, and she needed an adjournment so she could provide prosecutors with the details of her client's bail application.

Ms De Maio said O'Callaghan would be seeking home detention bail and was hoping to take up a spot in a drug rehabilitation facility.

O'Callaghan was remanded in custody until his next court appearance in a fortnight.



THE DEADLY EFFECTS OF METH

The short-term and long-term impact of the individual

When taken, meth and crystal meth create a false sense of well-being and energy, and so a person will tend to push his body faster and further than it is meant to go. Thus, drug users can experience a severe “crash” or physical and mental breakdown after the effects of the drugs wear off.

Because continued use of the drug decreases natural feelings of hunger, users can experience extreme weight loss. Negative effects can also include disturbed sleep patterns, hyperactivity, nausea, delusions of power, increased aggressiveness and irritability.

Other serious effects can include insomnia, confusion, hallucinations, anxiety and paranoia.1 In some cases, use can cause convulsions that lead to death.

Long-range damage

In the long term, meth use can cause irreversible harm: increased heart rate and blood pressure; damaged blood vessels in the brain that can cause strokes or an irregular heartbeat that can, in turn, cause cardiovascular2 collapse or death; and liver, kidney and lung damage.

Users may suffer brain damage, including memory loss and an increasing inability to grasp abstract thoughts. Those who recover are usually subject to memory gaps and extreme mood swings.

METH HARM

SHORT-TERM EFFECTS

  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature
  • Dilation of pupils
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Nausea
  • Bizarre, erratic, sometimes violent behavior
  • Hallucinations, hyperexcitability, irritability
  • Panic and psychosis
  • Convulsions, seizures and death from high doses

LONG-TERM EFFECTS

  • Permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain, high blood pressure leading to heart attacks, strokes and death
  • Liver, kidney and lung damage
  • Destruction of tissues in nose if sniffed
  • Respiratory (breathing) problems if smoked
  • Infectious diseases and abscesses if injected
  • Malnutrition, weight loss
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Disorientation, apathy, confused exhaustion
  • Strong psychological dependence
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Damage to the brain similar to Alzheimer’s disease,3 stroke and epilepsy

paranoia: suspicion, distrust or fear of other people.

 



Three police officers stood down after testing positive for ICE… the same deadly drug that’s ruining lives across Australia

 

Three WA police officers stood down after testing positive to illicit drugs

The drugs include methamphetamines, known as ice, and amphetamines

Around 200 police at five suburban stations were tested on Monday 

By RACHEL EDDIE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

PUBLISHED:   3 December 2015

Three police officers have been stood down after testing positive to illicit drugs including methamphetamines in random tests in stations across ice afflicted Western Australia.

Around 200 police at five suburban stations on Monday were tested for alcohol and drugs by officers from the WA Police Internal Affairs Unit.

Three constables tested positive to ice and amphetamines and have been stood down, a spokesperson confirmed to Daily Mail Australia.

WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan (pictured) said the three officers were stood down 'for the safety of the community and their frontline partners'

The samples are yet to be analysed and confirmed by the Chemistry Centre WA.

There remains a zero tolerance for any police officer found with illicit drugs in their system, Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said in a statement.

‘Officers make critical decisions under duress and they must not be affected by illicit substances or alcohol,’ he said.#


Three police officers stood down after testing positive for ICE… the same deadly drug that’s ruining lives across Australia

 

Three WA police officers stood down after testing positive to illicit drugs

The drugs include methamphetamines, known as ice, and amphetamines

Around 200 police at five suburban stations were tested on Monday 

By RACHEL EDDIE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

PUBLISHED:   3 December 2015

Three police officers have been stood down after testing positive to illicit drugs including methamphetamines in random tests in stations across ice afflicted Western Australia.

Around 200 police at five suburban stations on Monday were tested for alcohol and drugs by officers from the WA Police Internal Affairs Unit.

Three constables tested positive to ice and amphetamines and have been stood down, a spokesperson confirmed to Daily Mail Australia.

WA Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan (pictured) said the three officers were stood down 'for the safety of the community and their frontline partners'

The samples are yet to be analysed and confirmed by the Chemistry Centre WA.

There remains a zero tolerance for any police officer found with illicit drugs in their system, Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said in a statement.

‘Officers make critical decisions under duress and they must not be affected by illicit substances or alcohol,’ he said.

‘This is for the safety of the community and their frontline partners.

‘Monday's day of action by Internal Affairs should send a sobering warning to any officer using illicit substances at any time.’

Regulations to allow random and target drug and alcohol testing were introduced in December 2011.

During the four years of testing, a further 11 officers have exceeded 0.02% blood alcohol levels and a further seven officers have tested positive to illicit drugs, police said.

Excluding the most recent three officers, two officers have tested positive to cannabis, one to methamphetamine, two to MDMA and one to anabolic steroids.

‘Officers make critical decisions under duress and they must not be affected by illicit substances or alcohol,’ Commissioner O'Callaghan said (stock of WA Police car pictured)

Around 200 police at five suburban stations on Monday were tested for alcohol and drugs by officers from the WA Police Internal Affairs Unit. Three constables tested positive to ice and amphetamines and have been stood down (stock photo)

Six resigned prior to the conclusion of a Loss of Confidence Process, and it was accepted that the seventh may have unwittingly ingested a steroid in an exercise supplement.

Since 2012, almost 9,500 tests have been conducted on WA officers and less than one per cent (0.07%) have tested positive to illicit drugs.

But Commissioner O’Callaghan said it was important to identify the few.

‘However small the number of officers affected, we remain committed to identifying these people and taking swift action against them for everyone's safety,’ he said.

It was recently reported that artificial, synthetic urine has been sold across West Australia 

It was recently reported that drug dealers have been selling artificial urine as a package deal with methamphetamine.

However, Safework Laboratories can identify synthetic urine.

On average, it has been identified once a month throughout Australia, but six positive tests were recorded in WA alone in October by Safework Laboratories.

In September, 320kg, worth $320 million, of ice was seized by police in the state, Nine News reported.

It was the biggest haul ever recorded in Western Australia, with the equivalent of 3.2 million individual hits of the drug.


CCC probes Horizon Power contracts allegedly awarded by IT manager to wife, business partner

Updated 


CCC probes Horizon Power contracts allegedly awarded by IT manager to wife, business partner


Horizon Power paid out more than $1 million in the contracts in question.


A senior manager at a government-owned utility Horizon Power, who allegedly gave consulting contracts to his business partner worth more than $1 million, said he wanted to "rape as much as I can" out of the utility, the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) has been told.

The CCC is examining the conduct of Paul Mitchell Thomas and his business partner Anthony Darren Raspa, including how the wife of one of the men came to be employed at the utility, and why a business relationship between the Mr Thomas and a full-time contractor was not declared.

The Commissioner, Justice John McKechnie, will examine whether Mr Thomas and Mr Raspa — who are not currently facing criminal charges — engaged in serious misconduct in their roles as public officers at the utility.

Counsel assisting the commissioner, Tse Chee Nevill, said in her opening address that Mr Thomas was employed as the head of Horizon's IT department in 2010.

A month before, a company trading as Trusted Solutions was incorporated, with Mr Thomas and Mr Raspa as the sole directors and shareholders.

Ms Nevill said the CCC would examine why Mr Thomas did not declare his business interest in this company when he engaged his co-owner Mr Raspa in 2013 to provide consulting services to a value of $1.16 million to Horizon over four years.

She said information obtained by the CCC indicated Mr Raspa and Mr Thomas both plotted to exploit their positions at Horizon to obtain benefit for themselves through their private business.

Ms Nevill said the CCC had evidence Mr Thomas told Mr Raspa in September 2017:

"I'll be honest. I'm going, 'How do I create a little entity, wrap up Horizon Power, rape as much as I can out of it and then we both f*** off'."

Mr Thomas was allowed to approve contracts of up to $50,000.

Mr Raspa was employed as a program manager with Horizon, and subsequently also given financial authority to approve that amount.

Trusted Solutions was included in a State Government's Common Use Arrangement (CUA), allowing suppliers to be used by government departments, an arrangement that can be highly lucrative for a small business.

Justice McKechnie was told Mr Thomas authorised Horizon to pay "agency margin fees" to his and Mr Raspa's business, through a third-party firm, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Horizon general manager of corporate services, David Tovey, told the commission the utility has policies on conflict of interest.

Mr Tovey said it was possible to access an exception from going out to tender for services in some circumstances.

He said Mr Raspa was engaged as part of an exemption, which was approved by Mr Thomas.

In a statement from managing director Frank Tudor, Horizon Power said it supported the investigation into the two men, both of whom had ceased to be employed by the utility.

"We have no reason to think that the Commission will criticise Horizon Power's policies and procedures in relation to this matter," Mr Tudor said.

The statement said Horizon had been cooperating with the CCC and took allegations of misconduct very seriously.

Horizon provides electricity to more than 100,000 homes and businesses in the state.

The Commission is expected to hear from Mr Thomas and Mr Raspa later this week.

Editor's note 09/0518: This story has been updated to say the firm Trusted Solutions was incorporated a month before Mr Thomas began working for Horizon. It was first reported the company was incorporated one month after he started, based on comments made by the Commissioner's council assisting in her opening address.

Topics: corruptionlaw-crime-and-justicewaperth-6000

Horizon Power CCC investigation: Two charged amid corruption probe
By Rebecca Trigger
Updated 11 Oct 2017

Horizon Power investigation

Posted 11 Oct 2017, 

The ABC understands police were at Horizon's Perth offices this week.


The state's crime and corruption watchdog has charged an employee and contractor at WA energy supplier Horizon Power with 78 offences.

Horizon said it reported suspected misconduct to the CCC last year, and had been cooperating with the investigation.

Police and CCC officers searched offices including Horizon's Perth headquarters, an accounting firm and residential addresses.

A 42-year-old man from Salter Point and a 46-year-old man from Mt Hawthorn were charged with 78 counts of an agent corruptly soliciting or receiving a reward.

Horizon supplies power to about 100,000 residents and 10,000 businesses across regional Western Australia.

The government-owned entity informed staff this week that an employee and contractor had been arrested and charged.

"Horizon Power can confirm that no customer data has been impacted by the alleged misconduct," the entity said in a statement to the ABC.

The statement said it could not confirm any further details as the investigation was ongoing.

Last year the company was accused of overcharging customers for power in the state's Kimberley and Pilbara.

A spokeswoman for Horizon said there was no link between those issues and the current inquiry.

She also said the problems with incorrect charges had been resolved, with one incident in Broome that affected more than 1,000 customers blamed on an issue with the manual reading of meters.

The spokeswoman said in 2016, Horizon completed a program of exchanging all electricity meters to advanced meters which would prevent a repeat of the issue.

In 2014-15 Horizon spent $156,357 on private investigators to examine public servants accused of wrongdoing.

Topics: corruptionlaw-crime-and-justiceelectricity-energy-and-utilitieswa






Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan's son pleads guilty to assault on woman

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/police-commissioner-karl-ocallaghans-son-pleads-guilty-to-assault-on-woman-20151029-gklu57.html

Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan's son pleads guilty to assault on woman

OCTOBER 29 2015


 
 

The son of the West Australian police commissioner has pleaded guilty to three violent charges committed against a woman, while three other offences have been dropped.

Russell Joseph O'Callaghan appeared in the West Australian District Court on Thursday via video link from Casuarina Prison.

THE son of WA Police Conmissioner Karl O’Callaghan has faced court on charges he threatened to kill his partner, while their five-year-old son was in the house.

Russell O’Callaghan, 33, appeared in Fremantle Magistrates Court on seven charges, including threatening to kill and deprivation of liberty.

The police prosecutor told the court Mr O’Callaghan is alleged to have held his partner captive in her Langford home for two and a half days, beginning on Sunday afternoon.

During that time he is alleged to have put metal scissors to her neck and threatened to kill her, grabbed her in a headlock and dragged her down the hallway, strangled her and punched her to the face and body.

It is alleged Mr O’Callaghan went to the woman’s house to stay on Friday night.

The couple got into an argument on Sunday and Mr O’Callaghan took the keys to the house, saying: “You’re not going anywhere, bitch. I’m not going anywhere.”

The court heard the doors to the house are always locked to prevent the couple’s autistic child from leaving.

At one stage Mr O’Callaghan is alleged to have pinned the woman to the floor.

When he allegedly held the scissors to the woman’s neck, he is alleged to have said: “I’m going to stab your f..king throat, bitch. I’m going to kill you. This is the end of your life, I am going to kill you.”

Police said Mr O’Callaghan left the house yesterday morning, and the woman ran to a neighbours and called police. Mr O’Callaghan was arrested yesterday afternoon.

In total, he has been charged with two counts of common assault, unlawful assault occasioning bodily harm in circumstances of aggravation, threatening to kill, depriving a person of their liberty and making a threat with an intent to hinder or prevent someone doing an act.

The police prosecutor opposed bail.

       

  Russell Joseph O'Callaghan pleads guilty to assault on a woman. 

             Russell Joseph O'Callaghan pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm, indecent assault and threatening to kill the woman.

The   court heard Russell Joseph O'Callaghan had removed the woman's underwear and threatened to rape her.

           Charges of threatening with intent to influence and deprivation of liberty were dropped, while a charge of sexual penetration without consent had been committed to the District Court, but n                ever indicted.

                  Russell Joseph O'Callaghan will face a sentencing hearing on January 5, 2016 - AAP 

               Russell O’Callagnhan, the son of Western Australia’s police commissioner Karl O' Callaghan's was hurt in a chrystal meth drug blast in Perth, Western Australia.

Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan comforts his son Russell during his stay in hospital after suffering injuries in a drug lab blast. Photo: Channel Ten.

A son of Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has been charged with a string of serious offences including deprivation of liberty and making threats to kill against his former partner.

Russell Joseph O’Callaghan, 33, appeared in Fremantle Magistrates Court on Wednesday accused of seven charges, including unlawful assault occasioning bodily harm, making threats with intent and common assault with aggravation.

It will be alleged that O’Callaghan held his former partner against her will at her home between August 10 and 12.

He applied for bail but a decision on the application will be heard later on Wednesday.

The latest charges come after Russell O’Callaghan served eight months in jail for attempting to manufacture methamphetamines in 2011.

O’Callaghan suffered serious burns to his head, shoulders and arms when a clandestine drug laboratory exploded in the laundry of the Homeswest house in Carlisle in March 2011.

Four other people sustained burns in the explosion. Two children, aged three and four, escaped injury.

In September 2011, O’Callaghan was jailed for 16 months after pleading guilty to attempting to manufacture a prohibited drug, methamphetamine but served eight

months before being granted parole

Two other men were also charged with similar offences.

At the time, O’Callaghan’s defence lawyer Mark Andrews said his client’s role in the drug manufacture on that day had been “peripheral” and he had never been involved in cooking amphetamines before.

He said O’Callaghan had agreed to supply one packet of cold and flu tablets in return for 0.1g of methamphetamine, which has an approximate value of $100.

Comment has been sought from WA Police.

A spokeswoman for the Police Commissioner said he would not make public comment on the matter at this stage.

Perth police at the Carlisle state housing unit yesterday following the explosion of an alleged drug lab, in which the police commissioner's son was hurt. Picture: Richard Polden

NICOLAS PERPITCH - The Australian - March 22, 2011

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/top-cops-son-hurt-in-drug-blast/news-story/9553ca9f4e32aacec09113353ceb68c5

Perth police at the Carlisle state housing unit yesterday following the explosion of an alleged drug lab, in which the police commissioner's son was hurt. Picture: Richard Polden

A police commissioner Karl O' Callaghan's son hurt in drug blast

Perth police at the Carlisle state housing unit yesterday following the explosion of an alleged drug lab, in which the police commissioner's son was hurt. Picture: Richard Polden

In September 2011 he was sentenced to 16 months' jail for his involvement in a clandestine drug laboratory which exploded and left him with burns.

Russell O'Callaghan pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to manufacture methylamphetamine by assisting three other men to obtain the necessary drugs and equipment.

Russell O'Callaghan served half of the 16-month term before he was released.

WEST Australian police commissioner Karl O'Callaghan's 29-year-old son Ruseel O’Callaghan, has been badly burned in an illegal drug lab explosion in Perth.

Torn between his roles as police commissioner and a dad, Mr O'Callaghan has told of his struggle to be good at both after revealing the incident. "There's always that conflict between being the commissioner of police and being the father," an emotional Mr O'Callaghan told The Australian last night after visiting his son, Russell, in Royal Perth Hospital.

The younger O'Callaghan was one of five people hurt in the powerful blast, which tore a hole through the roof of a Carlisle state housing unit. One man was in critical condition. Two toddlers escaped unhurt.

"I was quite shocked by the sight of him," Mr O'Callaghan said. "He's got serious burns to his head, neck, shoulders arms and torso. So he's pretty much bandaged right up to his head."

But he said his son was lucid and the first thing he asked was how were the two children who were nearby. "He described the explosion as a fireball that just engulfed all of them. He has been really shaken by this. He said he came within a hair's breadth of losing his life and he's exactly right.

"You can talk about clan labs all you like as a police officer. But when you get to talk to someone whose been involved in something like that and that person's very close to you, then it really drives home what the issue is."

Mr O'Callaghan reassured his estranged son, who has previously been treated for drug addiction, that he would not abandon him, saying the most important thing was that he got "well both mentally and physically".

Mr O'Callaghan said 30 illegal drug labs had been broken up in the state this year and 130 last year. Most of the backyard operations appeared to be making methamphetamines.

Coincidentally, the daughter of former police superintendent Dave Parkinson was living in the unit next door to the clandestine drug-making operation, with both of them complaining more than 40 times to the Department of Housing and police about the noise, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, insults and even alleged physical attacks on both of them.

Mr Parkinson claims the tenant had once told his daughter, Stacee, they had a .22 rifle and were going to shoot her father for standing up to them.

But, despite the department's "three strikes " policy against anti-social behaviour, the tenants were never evicted. Ms Parkinson said she lived in continual fear of her neighbours around the illegal drug lab.

"It's been absolutely hell," she said. "It's been absolutely devastating, horrible. I have a look around to see if there's anyone there before I step foot into my home. That's how bad it is."

Housing Minister Troy Buswell was furious nothing had been done despite the complaints and ordered an immediate review of the three strikes policy. "The department, and by extension, the government have not done enough to protect Stacee and her fellow neighbours," he said.

Mr O'Callaghan has appointed a senior police officer to head the inquiry into the drug laboratory. He said it was unclear what role his son had played, although he did not live at the home. "He will have to face the consequences. But as a family we are suffering deeply at the moment."

Russell O'Callaghan assaulted and threatened to kill a woman last year

The court heard he removed her underwear and threatened to rape her

He had also served jail time for attempting to manufacture drugs at home 

By Nicole Low For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press

PUBLISHED: 13:02, 29 October 2015

The son of West Australian Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting a woman and threatening to kill her.

Russell Joseph O'Callaghan appeared in the West Australian District Court on Thursday via video link from Casuarina Prison.

He pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm, indecent assault and threatening to kill the woman in August last year.

                   

     Russell O'Callaghan has pleaded guilty of indecent assault and threatening to kill a woman

O'Callaghan had threatened to rape a woman in August last year (stock image)

Russell Joseph O'Callaghan appeared in the West Australian District Court on Thursday via video link from Casuarina Prison.

 He pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm, indecent assault and threatening to kill the woman in August last year.

The court heard O'Callaghan had removed her underwear and threatened to rape her.

  Charges of threatening with intent to influence and deprivation of liberty were dropped, while a charge of sexual penetration without consent had been committed to the District Court, but never indicted.

O'Callaghan
 had been granted home detention bail, but following claims he had breached his bail by contacting the victim, he was taken back into custody the 
ABC reported.

It was not his first brush with the law.

In September 2011, O'Callaghan was found guilty of being involved in a drug laboratory and was sentenced to 16 months jail.

The home drug lab exploded and left him with burns.

Russell Joseph O'Callaghan will face a sentencing hearing on January 5, 2016

O'Callaghan is the son of West Australian Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan

Russell Joseph O'Callaghan will face a sentencing hearing on January 5, 2016

Dr. Karl Joseph O'Callaghan (born 1956 in England) is an Australian police officer serving since 2004 as the Commissioner of the Western Australia Police.

Karl Joseph O'Callaghan was born in 1956 in England. In 1970 he moved with his family to Australia where he attended Kalamunda Senior High School. After completing year 12 he joined the Western Australia Police Service as a Police Cadet in 1973 and in November 1975 was inducted into the Western Australia Police Academy. In January 1976 he graduated as Dux of his Academy class. O’Callaghan’s policing career has encompassed Police  Communications, Port Hedland Police Station, Accident Inquiry Section, Perth Traffic Branch, Manjimup Traffic and General Duties, Community Education, and the Police Academy.

Dr.Karl Joseph O'Callaghanwas promoted from Senior Sergeant to Superintendent in 1996 and was transferred to the Internal Investigations Unit and later ran both the Wheatbelt (formerly Northam) and South East Metropolitan (formerly Cannington) policing districts.

Dr. Karl Joseph O'Callaghan later attended Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia and completed a Bachelor of Education with  1st Class Honours and in 1998 he became the first police officer in the history of the Western Australia Police to complete a  PhD.

In 2001 he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, Strategic and Corporate Development (formerly Policy, Planning & Evaluation) assuming responsibility for major change, reform and information technology projects in the Western Australia Police. He later relieved in the positions of Executive Director (Corporate Services) and Deputy Commissioner (Reform). This role included responsibility for the Strategic Plan and Annual Business Planning process, legislative reform, major IT-based business re-engineering projects, replacing the Radio Communications infrastructure (PMRN) together with management of Corporate Projects and major Corporate Reform and implementation of Royal Commission recommendations.

In 1997 O'Callaghan was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study ethics training and education in policing. In 2004 he was awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM). In 2006 he was made a Rotary International Paul Harris fellow for his work with communities in Western Australia. In 2011 he established Bright Blue (The Commissioner's Charity for Sick Kids) and became the inaugural chair.

In 1973, after finishing year 12, Dr. Karl Joseph O'Callaghanjoined the Western Australia Police as a cadet. A year later he joined the WA Police Academy w           there he graduated as dux of his class in 1976

Dr. Karl Joseph O'Callaghan was promoted to the position of Western Australian Commissioner in 2004.

Top cop puts hand up as foster dad

            Gabrielle Knowles - Friday, 27 May 2016

 



 

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 The Catholic Who Fought Back






Guy Fawkes The Catholic Who Fought Back
  

https://politicalvelcraft.org/anonymous/

Roman Catholic Guy Fawkes The Start Of The Warnings! Father Of Anonymous!

    

An American holds a version of the Betsy Ross American flag during the U.S. Citizen’s rally against Obama on September 12, 2009 in Washington, DC.Millions [+2,000,000] U.S. Citizens gathered in Washington to march to the Capitol Hill to protest high spending, higher taxes and the growth of the usurped federal government.

        How did England deal with a corrupt puritan government/parliament?

The corrupt Puritan Parliament which murdered Guy Fawkes in 1606, was executed by the returning King Charles II in 1660, for usurping the laws of England The Magna Carta similar To Our U.S. Constitution.


        This assembly on September 12, 2009 was +2,000,000 strong. Another effective strategy, as mentioned, is for “We the People”

      to unite our local and state governments to take Constitutional political power over our federal government and courts. 

        As Tip O’Neill’s father said, “All politics is local.”
     

“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day.  But a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (administrations), too plainly proves a deliberate systematic plan of reducing us to slavery.”

–U.S. President Thomas Jefferson

        Investigate 911
      



      

ANONYMOUS

The Beginning Of The United States & England’s Monarchy Inquisitions Of Catholics:

Elizabeth I (1558-1605)

Lizzy 1 murdered 48 Catholic Priests (including one Dominican and two Jesuits) and murdered 20 Catholic Laymen, all except two were condemned under the new Elizabethan laws.

The murderous Queen Elizabeth I was responsible for the killing fields of Ireland, which ran red with the blood of innocent victims. It is estimated that 1.5 million Irish Catholic peasants were starved or “put to the sword” and their lands seized by English predators, while she reigned.
Ireland starved because its food, from 40 to 70 shiploads per day, was removed at gunpoint by 12,000 British constables reinforced by the British militia, battleships, excise vessels, Coast Guard and by 200,000 British soldiers (100,000 at any given moment)

Does this sound familiar in depopulating one’s enemy?

Stopping Agenda 21: Obama & United Nation’s Surreptitious Attack Upon America To Control Your Property.

Puritan Lizzy 1 even imprisoned & murdered her own first cousin Mary, Queen of Scotswho was Catholic.

Henry VIII was succeeded by his son Edward VI (1547-53) and during his reign Protestantism became established as the religion of England, but there was no active repression of Catholics. Edward was followed by Mary I (1553-58), daughter of Henry VIII; she was a Catholic and under her Catholicism was restored but only temporarily. Elizabeth I, another daughter of Henry VIII and a Protestant, succeeded Mary in 1558 and Protestantism became the State religion of England once again, now to remain so permanently.

By an Act of Parliament of 1559 Elizabeth was made “supreme governor” of the realm “in all spiritual and ecclesiastical things”, in other words, head of the Church as well as of the State. During the early years of her reign no great pressure was put on Catholics to conform to the “Established Church” of the new regime, but the situation changed rapidly from about 1570 onwards, mainly as a result of various events in England.

First there was the Northern Rising of 1569, an unsuccessful rebellion by Catholics in the north of England seeking the restoration of Catholicism and the release of the imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots, the Catholic cousin of Elizabeth and in Catholic eyes the rightful heir to the English throne.


Then in 1570 Pope St Pius V excommunicated Elizabeth and released her subjects from their allegiance to her, which naturally increased the English government’s hostility towards Catholics.

The incorrupt remains of Pope St. Pius V (d. 1572), enshrined in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.

This Pope was distinguished for being an excellent leader of the Catholic Church during the moral and spiritual corruption that was rampant in England during his time. His personal integrity and sanctity were reknowned even before his election to the Papacy, and there is also ample evidence that the Lord favored him with mystical gifts, which he exercised for the benefit of the Church.



Shortly after, from 1574 onwards, priests from the newly founded seminaries overseas—at Douai and Rome and in Spain—began to arrive in England, and the first Jesuit missionaries came in 1580. The activities of this new generation of priests alarmed the government and the result was that severe laws against Catholics, the “penal laws”, were soon enacted. An Act of Puritan Parliament of 1581 made reconciliation to the Catholic Church treason, and another Act in 1585 “against Jesuits and seminary priests”, the most infamous of all these laws, proscribed as treason the very presence of a Catholic priest in England and made it felony for anyone to shelter or assist him.

1581

Treason and felony were capital crimes and thus many Catholics were to suffer death under these laws.




Finally, in 1588 there was the Spanish Armada, which carried an army intended for the invasion of England and the overthrow of the Protestant Queen and her regime. The expedition failed, but for English Protestants it was the ultimate proof that the Pope and Spain were in league with English Catholics against them and that the returning priests and those to whom they ministered were the agents of foreign powers organizing, a fifth column in their country.

The repressive anti-Catholic laws were now enforced rigorously, and thus during the last thirty years or so of the sixteenth century English Catholics underwent the longest period of sustained persecution in their history. Of the present eighty-five martyrs, sixty-eight suffered in these years, between 1584 and 1601, i.e. forty-eight priests (including one Dominican and two Jesuits) and twenty laymen, all except two condemned under the new Elizabethan laws.

The Twelve Days Of Christmas Began Here With The Hate Filled Elizabeth!

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" was written in England as one of
the "catechism songs" to help young Catholics learn the tenets of
their faith - a memory aid, when to be caught with anything in
*writing* indicating adherence to the Catholic faith could not
only get you imprisoned, it could get you hanged, or shortened by
a head - or hanged, drawn and quartered, a rather peculiar and
ghastly punishment I'm not aware was ever practiced anywhere else.
Hanging, drawing and quartering involved hanging a person by the
neck until they had almost, but not quite, suffocated to death;
then the party was taken down from the gallows, and disembowelled
while still alive; and while the entrails were still lying on the
street, where the executioners stomped all over them, the victim
was tied to four large farm horses, and literally torn into five
parts - one to each limb and the remaining torso.

The Under Ground Catholic Catechism ‘The Twelve Days Of Christmas’

  1. Partridge in a pear tree = Jesus Christ, The Son of God.
  2. Turtle Doves = The Old and New Testaments
  3. French Hens = Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
  4. Calling Birds = the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
  5. Golden Rings = The first Five Books of the Old Testament, the “Pentateuch”, which gives the history of man’s fall from grace.
  6. Geese A-laying = the six days of creation
  7. Swans A-swimming = the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments
  8. Maids A-milking = the eight beatitudes
  9. Ladies Dancing = the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
  10. Lords A-leaping = the ten commandments
  11. Pipers Piping = the eleven faithful apostles
  12. Drummers Drumming = the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed

The historicity is among primary documents in Latin  from Irish priests, mostly Jesuits, writing back to the motherhouse at Douai-Rheims, in France. These documents  mentioning this was purely as an aside, and not at all as part of the main content of the letters.  In those days, even though there are those who will deny this, too, it was a sufficient crime between 1538 and nearly 1700 just to BE a Jesuit in England to find oneself hanged, drawn and quartered, if he fell into the hands of the authorities.
Edmund Campion was not the sole Jesuit in England during the period.  And there are places in England itself which, if you visit them, will attest to the antiquity and veracity of the article.  Some have tried to cover over the meaning like Snopes.com, but they use only innuendoes and no circumstantial evidence. Barbara and David Mikkelson are the owners of Snopes and are puritan extremists who reside at the Democratic Underground.org in California.
One their articles at the Democrat Underground was titled, Holy Mother-Fucker The Church it was posted by Nance Greggs on Friday March 06th 2009, 11:14 PM. So one can easily see the correlation of hate and partiality in Snopes veneer of objectivity. Some have also referenced the Catechism in books as a childhood game ~ yet the inception of the poem, had far more meaning in a time of death when published Catholicism was not allowed in english let alone in Latin.



As William Wallace (Brave Heart) ~ Guy Fawkes Fights Back Against Severe Persecution, Tyranny, And High Taxation Of Catholics For Not Attending The Protestant Church Of England:



Roman Catholic William Wallace With Saint Andrew’s Cross ~ Later Becoming The Rallying Confederate Flag For The Scottish/Irish Catholics. William Wallace was Braveheart and his ensign was the Cross of the crucified Apostle St. Andrew, later called the Southern Cross of the Confederate Battle Flag, for all the Scottish immigrants.

95% of all southern people had no slaves, were poor, and disproportionately taxed by the North. William Wallace a devout Catholic, is seen as another Saint Joan Of Arc, whom both fought the corrupt Monarchy and won their freedom. This was an actual precursor to the founding of The United States Of America. Roman Catholic Father White broke bread in Maryland (Named After The Mother Of God) in the 1600s.

The Monarchy is still seething about all the break aways and is going for broke. In their campaign of a New World Order, they are utilizing their secret societies aka; illuminati/bilderbergs etc., to manipulate and destroy Our Republic Judicial/Political system.

One can easily understand why the Monarchy hates Roman Catholics and has been smearing The Church as they did during the days of Hitler. Pray our Bravehearts step forward to protect Our Country from this dated tyranny!

“This is the truth I tell you: of all things freedom’s most fine. Never submit to live, my son, in the bonds of slavery entwined.”

— William Wallace

Birth Of The Confederate Flag



The Gun Powder Plot

Remember, remember, the 5th of November; The Gunpowder Treason and plot; I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason;

Should ever be forgot.


King James 1 (1603-25)

King James 1 murdered 7 Catholic Priests And 2 Catholic Laymen

1605

King James 1,  Another Supporter Of King Henry VIII & Persecutor Of Roman Catholics In England.





Elizabeth I was succeeded by James VI of Scotland, the son of Mary Queen of Scots, who now became James I of England. Though James was a convinced Protestant, at the beginning of his reign the Catholics had great hopes of toleration, but these soon proved to be illusory. In 1605 came the Gunpowder Plot, a conspiracy by a number of  Catholics (the best known being Guy Fawkes) to blow up the corrupt Houses of Parliament when the puritan King and the members of Parliament were present.

The plot was discovered before it could be carried out and the conspirators were subsequently executed, but strong anti-Catholic feeling was aroused and the penal laws were strengthened and again enforced strictly. Nine of the present group of martyrs suffered in this reign, between 1604 and 1618, i.e. seven priests and two laymen. All of them were condemned under the act of 1585, merely for being priests or assisting priests.

The struggle to liberate the human mind from England’s imposed restraints in religion escalated in seventeenth-century England.




Freedom From England’s Puritan Tyranny

1606

Roman Catholic Guy Fawkes (1570 – 1606)




Roman Catholic Guy Fawkes (1570 – 1606). Guy Fawkes was only 9 years older than Catholic Father Andrew White ( First in America to proclaim and to practice civil and religious liberty ~ Settled Maryland 1634) and 10 years older than George Calvert (First in America to proclaim and to practice civil and religious liberty Chartered By King Charles 1)

Five men plotted to kill James I and his advisers by blowing up the Houses of Parliament at the official opening of Parliament. They were led by Robert Catesby. The other plotters were Thomas Percy, Thomas Wintour, John Wright – and Guy Fawkes

The plotters rented a house next door to the Houses of Parliament. They planned to dig a tunnel so they could get the gunpowder from the cellar of the house to the House of Lords – but this didn’t work out because it took too long. So they came up with another plan.

Thomas Percy managed to get hold of a cellar that was directly underneath the House of Lords. Guy Fawkes became caretaker of the cellar and pretended he was Thomas Percy’s servant. He called himself John Johnson.

The plotters managed to hide 36 barrels of gunpowder under firewood in the cellar after taking them one by one across the River Thames in the night.

Everything was ready for the opening of Parliament on 5th November 1605!

They had to figure out what they wanted to happen after the King had been killed.

The whole plot came about because Catholics were being persecuted, so it was very important that the next ruler would be good to Catholics. They decided that Princess Elizabeth, one of King James’ daughters, should become Queen after the explosion. They arranged for arms and ammunition to be stored around the country for the Catholic people to use in case they had to fight to get Princess Elizabeth on the throne.

Unfortunately, these big plans meant that they needed money to buy the weapons and then they had to find good hiding places. So more people became involved in the plot.

The plotters were very careful about who they told and made sure they only shared their secret with their relatives or people they knew very well. One of these people was Francis Tresham.

Now, Tresham’s brother-in-law was Lord Monteagle. As the House of Lords was likely to be a pretty dangerous place on 5th November, it is believed that Tresham wrote to Lord Monteagle, warning him to stay away from the opening of Parliament – and that’s when people started to get a bit suspicious …

Lord Monteagle took the letter to Robert Cecil, who was Secretary of State for the King, and a search of the cellar was arranged.

On 4th November 1605, Guy Fawkes was in the cellar, preparing a special, slow-burning fuse for the big day. It was his job to light the fuse before making his escape to the continent.

Suddenly, there was a knock at the door! Some men had been sent to search the cellar.

Luckily for Guy Fawkes, the gunpowder was very well hidden and all that could be seen was firewood. When the searchers left, he breathed a big sigh of relief and continued with his preparations, but …


they hadn’t been fooled at all!

The searchers had noticed that there was an awful lot of firewood in that cellar and a further search was arranged. Guy Fawkes’ found himself face to face with a magistrate, who was accompanied by soldiers!He was quickly overpowered. The soldiers made a more thorough search and quickly found the barrels of gunpowder. Guy Fawkes was arrested and taken away to be questioned by King James himself

Guy Fawkes still insisted that his name was John Johnson – even when he was tortured – and he refused to reveal the names of the other plotters. He didn’t know that spies had been watching him and they already had a good idea who was in the gang.

Meanwhile, the other plotters heard about what was happening in London and hid in Holbeche House in Staffordshire with their followers. Soon, they found themselves surrounded by an army led by the Sheriff of Worcestershire.

Of the original plotters, Robert Catesby, Thomas Percy and John Wright were killed in the fighting that quickly followed. The surviving plotters, including Thomas Wintour, were taken prisoner. Wintour and Guy Fawkes were both hanged, drawn and quartered after their trial at the end of January 1606.

Now, do you remember that letter to Lord Monteagle? We know for sure that the letter existed because it’s kept in the Public Records Office today. It is very likely that it was written by Francis Tresham, because he was the only one of the plotters to escape execution. He was taken to the Tower of London instead. Some people say he died of poisoning, but others reckon he might have been allowed to escape as a reward for giving the warning.

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The Gunpowder Plot was really bad news for the ordinary Catholics. King James now began persecuting them more than ever!

In fact, corrupt power hungry England established a national holiday by burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes, it continues to this day!




England’s National Holiday ~ Guy Fawkes Night.

Guy Fawkes Night is annually held on November 5. It is sometimes known as Bonfire Night and marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organized by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many people light bonfires and set off fireworks.

First President Of The United States Put A Fast End To “That Ridiculous And Childish Custom Of Burning The Effigy Of The Pope,” which was also a part of burning the effigy of Guy Fawkes.




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 Canadian 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, 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 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.

JEANNE D’ARC, MAID OF ORLEANS: DELIVERER OF FRANCE

No effigy here, the corrupt Puritans Of England Burnt AT The Stake Joan Of Arc aka; Maid Of Heaven; Maid Of Orleans! She Drove The English Out Of France And Saved Her Country. Then A Few Hundred Years Later Rothschild Trained Hitler Went Into France And The U.S. Drove Him Out.



Joan of Arc — the seventeen-year-old peasant girl, who, as she said herself, “did not know ‘A’ from ‘B’, ” but who, in a year and a month, crowned a reluctant king, rallied a broken people, reversed the course of a great war, and shoved history into a new path –what are we to make of her? The people who came after her in the five centuries since her death tried to make everything of her: demonic fanatic, spiritual mystic, naive and tragically ill-used tool of the powerful, creator and icon of modern popular nationalism, adored heroine, saint.

She insisted, even when threatened with torture and faced with death by fire, that she was guided by voices from God. Voices or no voices, her achievements leave anyone who knows her story shaking his head in amazed wonder.’

Joan was born into a poor common family in the peasant village of Domrémy in the French province of Lorraine in 1412. She grew up a simple but unusually devout farm child during the height of the Hundred Years’ War.

Disaster after disaster befell her native France — the English invaders and their Burgundian allies conquered and occupied the northern half of France including Paris. Dauphin Charles VII, the rightful but un-crowned king of France, set up the remnants of his royal court at the town of Chinon.

From here, this weak monarch of questionable competence tried to rule over the unoccupied rump of France. Starting in May, 1428, Joan, claiming that God was directing her through the saints, repeatedly approached the regional governor demanding that he send her to Charles at Chinon. She insisted that it was her divinely ordered mission to take charge of the French army, defeat the English, and escort Charles to Rheims to have him properly crowned king. In October 1428, the English and Burgundians began their siege of the city of Orléans, their last obstacle before overrunning the rest of France.

In February 1429, the governor finally relented to Joan and sent her to Chinon with a small escort. Upon arriving at Chinon, she presented herself to Charles with her hair cut short and wearing a man’s clothes, though she made it clear to all that she was in fact a girl. By April, she persuaded Charles to provide her with a horse, a suit of armor, and weapons, and to place her at the head of the army marching to rescue Orléans.

Upon arriving at Orléans, she proceeded to lead the army in an astounding series of victories that reversed the tide of the war. She was seventeen years old. In July 1429, she led the army and the timid Charles deep into English-occupied territory to the great cathedral at Rheims where France’s kings had been crowned for generations. With Joan in armor at his side, Charles received the crown. After thus becoming fully king, Charles sought to undercut Joan’s influence in any way he could.

To Joan’s rage, he opened negotiations with the English and Burgundians and disbanded the army while much of France was still under hostile occupation. Joan continued to make war on her own as the independent captain of a small band of mercenaries. It was in this capacity that she was taken prisoner by enemy soldiers at the Siege of Compiègne in May, 1430.

A church court of English-sponsored clerics convicted her of heresy and she died at the stake in May, 1431, at the age of nineteen. Charles resumed military operations and succeeded in driving the English from France by 1453, thus winning the Hundred Years’ War. In 1456, the Church revoked Joan’s conviction for heresy and proclaimed that she had been a good Christian and Catholic. The Church canonized her as a saint in 1920. Read about the corrupt sham trial here.



By the order of Pope Calixtus in 1455, the Trial & condemnation of Jeanne d’Arc at Rouen, which had taken place twenty-four years before, was reconsidered by a great court of lawyers and churchmen, and the condemnation of Jeanne was solemnly annulled and declared wicked and unjust.

The Severe Persecution Of Roman Catholics In England, Allowed Them Dispensation From King Charles 1st., To Leave England 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.


King Charles 1st  Reigned In England From 1625 to 1649.

 King Charles 1st In 1649 Would Follow Guy Fawkes in Being Decapitated, For Allowing The Roman Catholics To Flee Religious Persecution From The Corrupt Puritan’s Parliament. Puritans Were Loyal Protestants Of Anti-Catholic King Henry VIII & Queen Elizabeth 1st.

King Charles II Son Of King Charles 1st.

The Corrupt Puritan Parliament Was Dealt A Swift Blow For Treason & Regicide By King Charles II.

When Charles II returned to become king of England in 1660, those men who had signed his father’s death warrant (and were still alive) were tried as regicides (the murderer of a king) and executed.

Anyone associated with the execution of Charles was put on trial. The only people to escape were the executioners as no-one knew who they were as they wore masks during the execution.

Maryland, USA was named after King Charles’s wife (Henrietta Maria), when King Charles was decapitated she entered a Convent in France. She returned several times to England in 1660, to see her eldest son crowned King Charles II and her younger son crowned King James II who ruled from 1685 to 1688.



The Executioner Of King Charles 1st Could Not Be Identified, As For The First Time A Mask Was Allowed! Many Others Would Not Act As An Executioner Of A King As They  Did Not Want To Be Associated With Such A Grievous Wrong! The Masked Real Executioner Was Bribed With £100 To Do The Dirty Deed.

The Piece Of Shit Leader Who Usurped The Country’s Laws To Kill A King Was Oliver Cromwell!

The English Puritans under Cromwell engaged in pure and simple genocide Of Roman Catholics in Ireland – 40,000 victims killed or sold as slaves in 1649 in the Oradours of Drogheda and Wexford alone.



It Would Not Be Until 1606, When Guy Fawkes a Roman Catholic, Fought Back Against The Corrupt Puritan British Parliament, That The Universal Symbol Of Resistance To Tyranny Would Be Born.




It Was Roman Catholic George Calvert who was the first person to dream of a colony in America where Catholics and Protestants could prosper together. George Calvert Received This Charter From King Charles 1st In 1633 To Establish And Settle Maryland For The Purpose Of Religious Freedom.

1632

Roman Catholic George Calvert, First Lord Baltimore (c. 1580-1632)



The Severe Persecution Of Roman Catholics In England, Allowed Them Dispensation From King Charles 1st., To Leave England 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.

Charles I signed the Charter of Maryland in 1635, making George Calvert and his heirs Proprietors of Maryland. But George Calvert died before the Charter was ready to be signed.

George’s son, Cecil Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore, recieved the province of Maryland from King Charles I. During his reign, Charles I made certain that Cecil Calvert could maintain control of his colony. However, the English Civil Wars between Parliament and Charles I, left the possession of the Maryland Province in question. You see the question arose when the evil Puritan Parliament committed regicide by decapitating King Charles 1. King Charles Was posthumusley vindicated when those involved in the decapitation, were themselves executed by King Charles II.




Catholic Maryland: The First Tolerant American Colony

A. Patrick O’Hare

“Catholics . . . were the first in America to proclaim and to practice civil and religious liberty . . . The colony established by Lord Baltimore (Who Was George Calvert’s Son ~ Cecil Calvert) in Maryland granted civil and religious liberty to all who professed different beliefs . . . At that very time the Puritans of New England and the Episcopalians of Virginia were busily engaged in persecuting their brother Protestants for consciences’ sakes and the former were . . . hanging `witches’.” (50:300-01)

B. Martin Marty (P)

“Baltimore . . . welcomed, among other English people, even the Catholic-hating Puritans (8) . . . In January of 1691 . . . the new regime brought hard times for Catholics as the Protestants closed their church, forbade them to teach in public . . . but . . . the little outpost of practical Catholic tolerance had left its mark of promise on the land.” (9)

C. John Tracy Ellis

“For the first time in history . . . all churches would be tolerated, and . . . none would be the agent of the government . . . Catholics and Protestants side by side on terms of equality and toleration unknown in the mother country . . . The effort proved vain; for . . . the Puritan element . . . October, 1654, repealed the Act of Toleration and outlawed the Catholics . . . condemning ten of them to death, four of whom were executed . . . From . . . 1718 down to the outbreak of the Revolution, the Catholics of Maryland were cut off from all participation in public life, to say nothing of the enactments against their religious services and . . . schools for Catholic instruction . . . During the half-century the Catholics had governed Maryland they had not been guilty of a single act of religious oppression.” (10)

D. Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (P)

“In the 17th century the most notable instances of practical toleration were the colonies of Maryland, founded by Lord Baltimore in 1632 for persecuted Catholics, which offered asylum also to Protestants, and of Rhode Island, founded by Roger Williams.” (78:1383)

Stories of Protestant intolerance in America prior to 1789 could be multiplied indefinitely. Jefferson and Madison, in pushing for complete religious freedom, were reacting primarily to these inter-Protestant wars for dominance, not the squabbles of post-Reformation Europe. Here we are concerned with the immediate era of the Protestant Revolution – roughly 1517 to 1600, so the above anecdotes will have to suffice as altogether typical examples.

1634



Father Andrew White  (1579-1656), on March 25, 1634, celebrated the first Catholic mass in Maryland to thank God for their safe landing in fleeing from British persecution. They made a treaty with the Yaocomico Indians for land at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. There they stayed, and built the new town called St. Mary’s City. 1634 – They reached their destination on the banks of the Potomac, in 1634.

“This colony of British Catholics was the first to establish on American soil the blessings of civil and religious liberty.

1656

Great-Grandfather Of President George Washington ~ John Washington (Essex, England 1631 – Virginia 1677) , arrives in America on 1657.


1659

Grandfather Of President George Washington Is born Lawrence Washington ( Westmoreland County Virginia 1659 – 1697)





1694

Father Of President George Washington Is Born Augustine Washington (Virginia 1694 – April 12, 1743)



1704

Further penal laws are passed in Ireland. More restrictions are placed on Catholics. They are not allowed to buy land, inherit from Protestants or lease it for more than 31 years. They not allowed to leave land to a single heir but land must be divided among all their sons (or daughters if they don’t have any).

A ‘sacramental test’ means Catholics are not allowed to hold public office. The test also applies to Protestant dissenters (those who do not belong to the State Church of Ireland) Finally in 1740-1741 the severe famine affects Ireland, due to England confiscating Land From The Catholics, About 400,000 Catholics die.

1732

President George Washington Is Born (Virginia February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)



George Washington Completes William Wallace’s Fight For Freedom, In The Establishment Of The Unites States Of America!

Order in Quarters issued by General George Washington, November 5, 1775:

As the Commander in Chief has been apprized of a design form’d for the observance of that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the Pope–He cannot help expressing his surprise that there should be Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense, as not to see the impropriety of such a step at this Juncture; at a Time when we are solliciting, and have really obtain’d, the friendship and alliance of the people of Canada, whom we ought to consider as Brethren embarked in the same Cause. The defence of the general Liberty of America: At such a juncture, and in such Circumstances, to be insulting their Religion, is so monstrous, as not to be suffered or excused; indeed instead of offering the most remote insult, it is our duty to address public thanks to these our Brethren, as to them we are so much indebted for every late happy Success over the common Enemy in Canada.

Washington was the strongest denouncers of insult to Catholicism after the war broke out, and later stopped his soldiers from burning the Pope on Guy Fawkes’ Day ~ which was a British puritan ritual based upon King Henry VIII’s stance against The Pope after The Church denied him a divorce. So Henry started his own church called Anglican. The Roman Catholics landed in America for Religious Freedom on 1634 In Maryland/Washington D.C. ~ The Anti Catholic Puritans landed in Massachusetts in 1620 but not for religious freedom.



“O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul.

Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit, from the dross of my natural corruption, that I may with more freedom of mind and liberty of will serve thee, the ever lasting God, in righteousness and holiness this day, and all the days of my life.

Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the Gospel. Give me repentance from dead works. Pardon my wanderings, & direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation. Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments. Make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber. But daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life. Bless my family, friends & kindred unite us all in praising & glorifying thee in all our works begun, continued, and ended, when we shall come to make our last account before thee blessed Savior, who hath taught us thus to pray, our Father.”

— President George Washington 1752




Guy Fawkes Masks


Was The Wall Street Anonymous Rally Real Or Memorex aka; Staged?

Some Say It Is So!


Occupy Wall Street is FAKE, organized by SEIU & ACORN 2 3 4 5

See The Comparative Pictures Here. Now Compare Those photos with the very first photo of Americans marching against Obama on September 12, 2009. Remembering The Beginning Of Warnings!

Talk about irony.  The millionaires at 55 Wall Street (who live well thanks to taxpayer bailouts) drink champagne and mock the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters below, many of whom are strident capitalists demanding an end to stealth Wall Street bailouts by the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.

Banksters On Balcony Drink Champagne And Mock Wall Street Protesters

Here are some stills from the protest as the crowd went by 55 Wall St.




There were a LOT of people there protesting. They were concerned, making a statement with their feet and their voice as we are still allowed to do in this great country. Yet I am ashamed for the people on the balcony.



Who occupies 55 Wall Street? The sprawling, historic Manhattan building is home to the Ciprion Club Residences, a private club as well as residence to Wall Street’s élite.

Gathered on the balconies of this home of the rich, men in suits and tuxedos as well as women in silk dresses and business suits, casually sipped on their glasses while smiling and taking pictures, seemingly oblivious to the fight of the 99 percent.

The club has a total of 106 residences (living quarters) and their website asserts, “The club will provide you with everything essential to live the good life.”




The most seditious piece of Rothschild propaganda ever leveled at The United States Citizens – You know, The “ONES” who ‘OWN’ The Federal Government.

Check Out The Federal Government Elected CEO ~ Bush ~ As He Reports To The U.S. Citizens – Runs 1 minute.



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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 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.
Father White 1634
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
Holy Trinity Friary and Church
February 8th, 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.
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Rothschild Too Big To Jail? Russia, Egypt, Iceland, Iran, China, & 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.
President John Quincy Adams
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.”
Janet Napolitano SNL Pat
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.
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OFFICIALLY BECAME A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION IN 1939
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.




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.
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?
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.
G.E. Worst Bailout In U.S. History!
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.”
Overthrown illuminati goon Mohamed Morsi of Egypt's Obama Muslim Brotherhood & Clinton. Morsi is now in prison in Egypt for murder and inciting violence.
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.
  4. Exposed -> Obama’s Brother Malik Obama: Investor For Muslim Brotherhood’s Money!
  5. Obama’s Brother Malik Obama: Target Of Egyptian Government Terrorist Investigation
  6. Clinton Official Arrested In Egypt As Member Of Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood
  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.
  8. FYI Nobel Peace Prize-President Surreptitiously Started 8th US Warfront In Uganda, Africa!
  9. Obama Spreads U.S. Troops To Niger, Africa To “Support Tax Payer Predator Drone Base” ~ From Libya To Niger The Killing Goes On.
  10. United States Must Arm The Natives In South Africa: From London With Love ~ South African Police Massacre Natives At London Based Platinum Mine 44 Dead, 72 Injured.
  11. Every time Stern brought one of these discoveries to his bosses, they rolled their eyes at him, if not worse.


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.”
Rothschild Czar John Boehner - Regret?  But America Pays Fot it Just The Same. He's A Fraud.
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.
Rothschild Stooge Wilson. In office from 1913 to 1921. Rothschild Federal Reserve started 1913.
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.
THE JUICING OF PRECIOUS METALS
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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.
United Kingdom's Barclay ~ At The Center Of NWO Banker's Scandal.
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.
Rothschild Banking Mafia Developed Keynesian Economic To Swindle!
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.
AIG Officials Sporting Che Guevara And Celebrating Their Multi-Million Dollar  Bonus Checks – Bailouts Are Nice Eh?
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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Friday, September 7, 2012

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



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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