UBS Bank Whistleblower- Brad Birkenfeld: Lucifer’s Banker- Worse Than Anyone Thought Possible

Brad Birkenfeld: Lucifer’s Banker

A whistle-blower’s account of exposing massive fraud at UBS
Sunday, April 16, 2017, 1:14 PM

Lucifers Banker book cover

Just how bad is the ongoing fraud in the banking system? Get ready for a mind-bowing expose by a former insider at UBS.

Brad Birkenfield, author of Lucifer’s Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy, recounts the efforts he uncovered by his employer to help its clients cheat the US government out of tens of $billions in taxes.

But despite his working with the government closely to expose the gigantic conspiracy between US-based tax cheats and the giant Swiss bank, UBS, the so-called Justice Department went after Mr. Birkenfeld for abetting tax evasion by one of his clients. After spending thirty months in Federal prison, he was released and three weeks later, received a whistle-blower check for $104 million, the largest such check ever from the IRS Whistle-blower Office.

Once again, 300,000,000 Americans-plus got screwed by the corrupt Department of Justice. They’re not about justice, they’re about protecting themselves, trying to take credit, and making everyone else listen to what they say the story is.

We remember the financial crisis of 2008. It was devastating and so many people lost their jobs, lost their homes and so forth. In the entire financial crisis, there was not one banker to go to jail. The only banker to go to jail was the UBS whistleblower who exposed the largest and longest running tax fraud in the world.

Here’s the problem with the system. When you fine UBS you must realize UBS is a Swiss bank, so that means they write off the fine on their taxes. So then, that means the Swiss taxpayers carry the burden. That’s the first thing.

The second thing is go look at the millions and millions of dollars in legal fees spent to defend their conduct. The UBS shareholders pick up that tab.

So you have UBS shareholders and Swiss citizens picking up the tab for bankers who just keep doing their business, and walk away untouched. How is this possible?

And third, the US government has set an incredibly bad precedent and zero deterrence. Because what they’re saying is, “Oh, if you get caught again, you just write a check. Yes, you might have to add $5 million or $10 million to that check, but just keep doing the business you’re doing.”

And the pathetic prosecutors at the Department of Justice say, “Oh, see? We’ve got a check and we can put it on our resume saying, ‘We got $200 million from this bank for doing illegal conduct.’”

Yeah, but you screwed the American people. It’s outrageous.

Click the play button below to listen to Chris’ interview with Brad Birkenfeld (45m:31s).

Click here for the textual transcript.

American Nightmare: the Criminal, Justice System

These legal fictional “attorneys” are operating “legal presence artificial persons” created by BIRTH CERTIFICATES and terminated by DEATH CERTIFICATES.  The Artificial person is an insurance franchise corporation called an INDIVIDUAL PERSON.

US Citizens are PERSONS as corporations owned by the UNITED STATES.  They are pieces of paper used to “represent” us that is literally its own entity-“person” by CORPORATE PERSONHOOD.  Corporate Personhood is a fraudulent Legal Fiction.

POLICy Enforcers are merely glorified DEBT COLLECTORS with a psychopathy of harming people through unlimited violence (to the goal of peace) and then blaming their victims.  Policy Enforcers CREATE crimes where none exist.

“Charges” trumped up debts made real using SIGIL MAGIC by a Magi-Strate (straight magician).  After 72 hours, the State buys the debt and accesses the ARTIFICIAL PERSON CONSTRUCTIVE TRUST ACCOUNT funds…  and creates new debts out of nothing.  These debts are created by unlawful contractual WITH PREJUDICE signature “manufactured consent” of the Birth Certificate, Social Security, Driver’s License, other legal presence.  The New Debts created to cover the “charges” -by literally forging the signature of the human being- met the definition of a “loan” under the Truth in Lending Act, and so all the terms and conditions must be specified…  none of which are disclosed IN FULL.

Every human being has the right to participate in creating their own DEBT by issuance of “promissory notes” private bonds designed to be redeemed in any US Treasury Window.  All charges can be paid this way, including all utilities.  Here is a NOTICE of DEBT DISCHARGE to any and all utility companies for their semantic deception of “payment coupons”.  It is recommended to demand all prior payments back, and stubs redeemed for cash.

Ultimately, all jails and prisons are DEBTORs jails and prisons for the majority of the nations operating as GOVERNMENTAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS.  These corporations all use debt slavery to enforce corporate policies (which are NOT laws! and only apply to the corporation TRADE NAME TRUST ACCOUNT used to fictitiously “represent” the human being)

American Nightmare: the Criminal, Justice System

Photo by Democracy Now | CC BY 2.0

Photo by Democracy Now | CC BY 2.0

Several days ago a story appeared in Al Jazeera about Ramsey Orta the courageous citizen Samaritan who video recorded the final minutes of Eric Garner’s life taken by New York City police officers in July of 2014. Mr. Garner, an asthmatic, held in a deadly choke hold and unable to breathe, repeatedly yelled out for help; his desperate pleas eventually ending as his last breath of life was stolen, by cops, from his limp body. His crime… being a black man on the streets of New York City, or Chicago, or Ferguson or Tulsa or any other of a hundred cities that dot the United States from coast to coast.

The Al Jazeera story itself dealt largely with Mr. Orta who is on his way to prison having pleaded guilty to a number of criminal charges that arose after he had recorded the Garner killing. Not surprisingly, the arrests followed the onset of a pattern of police harassment that targeted him beginning soon after his explosive recording went public.

Though the article itself was relatively short, it was powerful and, not surprisingly, generated a lot of feedback. What was, however, unexpected was the significant number of reader observations that were far less concerned about the underlying events that took the life of Mr. Garner and their implications, than they were critical, indeed abusive, of Mr. Orta … who in the view of many was just another “criminal” of color going to prison.

It would be far too easy to simply write off the comments as the product of racial animus or a transparent, almost juvenile, effort by those who focused solely on the “sins” of Mr. Orta in order to obfuscate the fundamental issue of systemic police brutality and racism in inner city America still raging on, completely unabated, in 2016. I’ll save that story for another day.

No, the replies to the Orta article reflect a more fundamental, perhaps hopelessly naive, disconnect among many in this country (mostly white women and men) that just don’t get it. Large numbers of people go to prison all over this country every year who are either not guilty of anything at all or, if culpable, imprisoned on the back of a system that wrongfully, but efficiently, builds an inflated criminal history as so much the price of being dark skinned and living in police occupied inner city communities across the United States.

Every day young women and men of color are confronted by cops on the streets of impoverished communities as almost a dark rite of passage; one wrought with the potential to go bad and, as recent events have shown, often do. The lucky ones make it home… the not so lucky to central booking. With increasing frequency, the least lucky of all end up in body bags at the morgue. Whether caught up in a community “sweep” or the target of a “stop and frisk” program or “tossed” during a chance encounter at a local bodega or in the stairwell of a housing project or on the corner just hanging out with friends or on their way home from school, young citizens of color just can’t avoid the abuse of cops on the prowl; brutes in blue who seek to enforce their control over streets that they see as very much enemy territory.

For the young black or brown teenager who has recalled their parent’s admonition not to question a cop, speak out or to move or otherwise “challenge” an officer’s overreach, the encounter likely becomes “only” an ugly emotional branding process which may take but a short time, yet in reality never fades away. It is a face-to-face meeting with arbitrary and abusive police power that by design is intended to send a lasting message that “these are our streets” and “we tell you what to do and when.”

While this description may seem surreal or overly harsh for those living in rural America, or to those whose skin tone does not equate probable cause in the mindset of most cops, I guarantee you every reader of color knows exactly what I am talking about here whether they are 10 or 80 years of age, just starting out or already successful in business or in their career. After all, while Jim Crow may have died, “badges and incidents of slavery” just never go away… and won’t.

For the unfortunate black or brown youth, bold enough to venture out in public these days, and who refuses to be intimidated or is daring enough to question what cops are doing to them… and why… or with courage to express their rights, an arrest is sure to follow. As Legal Aid attorneys from coast to coast know all too well, it begins with fairly “innocuous” disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges and quickly builds from there. For the first time “offender,” you get a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT)… that is if the cop is getting ready to end her shift and doesn’t want overtime or is just in good spirits. After a few hours of being harassed and locked up in a local precinct, you’re released to return to court in a month or so.

When you get to DAT court everyone, from the prosecutor to defense counsel assigned you… to the judge overseeing the case, knows its crap. But it doesn’t matter. After all, it’s not about justice. Its little more than the start of a perverse game for the young black or brown victim who was wrongfully busted and for the bench and bar assigned to perform their mindless ministerial task in the court as they earn their stripes. They too are merely paying their dues before moving on to the next higher court where they will shuffle the same brand of shit but for defendants who differ only because they’ve gone through the same process before or because this time the vindictive cop has added an assault charge for a young kid unwilling to be quietly handcuffed for something they didn’t do.

For them, it’s no longer a DAT but now 18-24 hours of being shuffled from a precinct to central booking to a holding pen… and not because the concocted offenses are necessarily any more serious… they’re not… but merely because they’ve used up their one and only avoid jail card reserved for first timers who become obedient before the cuffs are placed on their wrists.

For now “second timers”, who routinely receive deferred prosecutions and/or community service on the DAT, the choice becomes relatively simple; once you appear in court you can accept a guilty plea to the violation (still not a crime) or perhaps to a reduced misdemeanor (a crime) and receive a sentence of time served plus more community service that the prosecutor will certainly offer. Or, you can come back to court to fight a case where you were guilty of nothing more than the audacity to stand-up and speak out. Most, already tired of the 18 hours they’ve spent in handcuffs or behind bars, will grab the deal and go home glad that the nightmare is over… unaware or concerned that they may have just pleaded guilty to a crime with implications that will likely haunt them time and time again.

For those who demand their full day in court and a trial, the nightmare has just begun. Once released… typically with no bail for their first trip through the system… they can expect to come back to court once a month, for at least 6 months, waiting from 6 to 8 hours in courtrooms packed with crying children and abusive guards for appointed counsel who are busy elsewhere on more serious cases and who often don’t arrive in court until late in the day. On occasion they don’t even arrive at all. Meanwhile, you sit and watch dozens of meaningless cases called before yours going through pointless steps wondering when your own turn will come up. The process repeats itself ad nauseum often in front of a different novice judge as largely irrelevant motions are filed, with identical plea offers repeated by rookie prosecutors, without discretion, who know nothing of the case but are simply reading rote notes from a file that instructs them how to proceed.

Like the winter snow sure to come, sooner or later the defendant who seeks justice is eventually worn down and simply gives up, whether guilty or not, just to put an end to the charade or to stay out of jail.

Whether it’s the many meaningless appearances, the cost of travel to and from court, personal health issues, child care or family or school difficulties, eventually a missed court appearance or two will happen and that means a bench warrant. And a bench warrant means bail after the police come to arrest you and bring you back before the court, once again in cuffs. The dynamics now change. The scale of Lady Justice is no longer blind.

Standing before the same judge who issued the warrant and took it personally when you failed to show, she now smells the blood of one less case clogging up her calendar. The choice is simple: take the plea offer and go home or find someone to post a couple of thousand dollars in bail to get you out. You know you can’t.

Meanwhile, shaking and terrified when the court announces “officer take charge” as the cuffs go on, you tell your court appointed attorney “I’ll take the plea.” That you were not guilty doesn’t matter. That you had a good excuse for missing court was irrelevant. All that mattered was one less case in a system over crowded with largely empty prosecutions based on little more than race, class or politics.

Like the DAT process before it, the criminal court system is also singed with indifference by most of its public participants who are driven by little more than a desire to handle and dispose of enough cases and move enough “bodies” through the system to crawl their way up the feeding chain to a bigger courtroom with more serious charges and the appearance of greater power and prestige… whether real or not. And while an accused may be silly enough to return to court time and time again to chase justice, to everyone else he is simply a foolish statistic with a file waiting to be closed with a plea to something, anything, that everyone knows is coming sooner or later… whether guilty or not. Trials just don’t happen on the small cases; the ones that build criminal records and always come back to haunt.

So what is there that turns the relative insignificance of the first two police encounters into the nightmare of prison and forevermore changes the courtroom calculus for a young black or brown victim from one of liberty into one of “bull-pen therapy”? It’s that third arrest. In the projects, it always follows. You know, the next time that same cop sees the poor kid in the street and doesn’t like how he looks, his “attitude”… or just wants to make an example out of him. Or, it’s the end of the month and arrest stats are critical to precinct commanders and their career.

Perhaps this time you’re busted for a fare beat that didn’t happen that turned into a “paper” assault of a cop and a resisting arrest charge, an illegal search that uncovered an ounce or two of pot and some pills or an ugly fight with an older guy that had hassled your girl-friend.

“Step up”, says the bench officer to the young black or brown kid from the projects who’s just emerged from the bull-pen behind the court and is appearing before a judge for the third time… but now with a “record” that includes a prior deferred prosecution, an unrelated conviction and a bench warrant history. This time, bail is set. This time, there’ll be no plea as the court announces “officer take charge” because, this time, the sentence is anywhere from six to 12 months in jail.

Unable to post bail, the next three to four months of court appearances are very different than those that passed with boredom while “fighting” a case seated on the outside from beyond “the rail.” Awakened early in the morning of each court day, in a high security jail far from family or friends, the entire time is spent either in transit shackled on a bus in close quarters to others… many older and accused of far more serious charges… or locked in a small over crowded holding cell behind the courtroom with but one toilet and no privacy to speak of. The only time you see your appointed attorney over these many months is for a few brief seconds when your case is called and then quickly adjourned.

It’s very much a game of wait and see as the judge and counsel go through the motions quietly wondering to themselves, at times to each other, how long it will take for bull-pen therapy to break the defendant’s spirit and to once again coerce a guilty plea to go home… whether guilty or not. In month 5 of pre-trial detention, that day comes when the court offers probation of three years and the kid from the projects grabs it.

For many, in overcrowded and under staffed probation systems throughout the US, supervision is just little more than a dead end street; one that simply buys some time till a meaningless violation for missed appointments or dirty urines for pot sends you back to jail. There are no jobs, meaningful skill training or counseling services of any consequence. You’re now 23, unemployed, a school dropout and on your way back to prison for another 7 months to finish up a sentence for a crime you didn’t commit in the first stead.

Two years later, homeless, strung out and perhaps armed on streets that can be tough for those stung by poverty, you get entrapped in an undercover “buy and bust” operation on the same block where it all began for you with a DAT six years earlier… not for a crime but because you were black or Latino and dared to challenge a cop.

The notion of bail has of course long since been swallowed up by the misdemeanors of your youth. So, too, diversion programs are for success stories in waiting… of which, the project kid is not. For the next 8 months, bull pen therapy is the defendant’s constant and only companion, but now the court is talking serious time… six, seven or eight years. After all, standing before a jaded Superior Court judge stands a 26 year old with a record of a multiple arrests, a number of coerced convictions, a history of bench warrants, a “violation” of probation and a total of a couple of years in and out of local prison.

So what do you do? You take the deal. The judge says four years and off you go to state prison. A sentence triggered not by the nature of your charges but a criminal history built on nothing more than a system that feeds upon people of color, the poor or the young who dare to question the authority of cops who run roughshod over communities that they view as war zones.

To the reader who can’t… or refuses to… see behind the empty rhetoric of a headline, don’t assume the worst when it comes to the criminal justice system or the young, poor and black or brown people it victimizes. There is always a story. A reason for what happened and why. It’s far too convenient to simply write off a young man or woman as an unrepentant criminal who put their own self interests ahead of that of societies as they were swept up by cops that see them as numbers and little else.

Ramsey Orta may be on his way to prison but to millions he’s a hero. He could have walked away in silence… but he didn’t. And without his courage, the murder of Eric Garner would not have been memorialized for all to see… instead, just another dead black man who died of natural causes on the mean streets of inner city America.

Stanley L. Cohen is lawyer and activist in New York City.

New Rule Allows FBI To Hack Any Computer or Phone Anywhere Anytime 4th Amendment Violation

The U.S. Department of Justice is changing its Federal Rules assuming that EVERY COMPUTER and EVERY PHONE is legalized and personal property rather than private property.

Personal Property is property owned by the legal presence corporation insurance franchise “artificial person” TRADE NAME.  Private property is owned by the human being WITHOUT the “Artificial trade name PERSON.”  If computers were actually PRIVATE PROPERTY, the Department of Justice couldn’t hack any computer without violating the Constitution.

Luckily for the Department of Justice, the INCORPORATED CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES (rather than the original Organic Constitution FOR the United States of America) can be lowered in its status to BELOW that of STATUTORY CODE (which is a bastardization of Admiralty Law/Maritime Law).

So, the Department of Justice is now assuming ALL COMPUTERS and PHONES to be LEGAL PERSONAL PROPERTY of the government owned by the People only by representation.  This is another nail in the coffin of PRIVATE PROPERTY and PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS.

These New Rules go into effect December 1st, 2016.  These are UNILATERAL CHANGES made by the Department of Justice without Congress and without the Whitehouse.

EINs for the United States, Inc and Child Corporations

These are the EINS of the various Governmental Services Organizations.  This shows that every aspect of the criminal UNITED STATES slavery system is its own corporate entity.

Governmental EINs:

Amazingly, we find that the “United States” has incorporated multiple times, that the Whitehouse, House of Representatives, Congress, and Judiciary are all separate CORPORATIONS with their own EINs, and that the Treasury from 1789 is not the same as the current Treasury.

-E PLURIBUS UNUM- THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:  AG 59880464 A   (the only non-EIN, found via U.C.C. Filed Documents)
UNITED STATES, INC.:  52-1943749
UNITED STATES:  52-2283179
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:  52-1259974
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:  72-0564834
WHITE HOUSE:  52-1413575
WHITE HOUSE ART GALLERY:  52-0799067
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES US:  23-7358951
HOUSE DC INC:  30-0117990   (This is the House of Representatives for the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION)
SENATE UNITED STATES:  52-1085802
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT COURTS US:  52-2283179
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT COURTS US:  23-7420574
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE:  53-0205205
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY:  54-9139651
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY 1789:  54-9139651

NATIONAL INISTITUTE FOR HEALTH:  52-2102558
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ARMY:  56-2634924
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF NAVY:  54-6140537
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF NAVY:  54-1717223
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF NAVY:  52-1767199
UNITED STATES SPACE FOUNDATION:  31-1653556
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE:  53-0056498
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE:  52-2080384
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE:  53-0196642
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE:  52-1313593
UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY:  05-1332630
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD:  23-7420063
UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE:  52-2200788
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:  65-0200168
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION:  53-6009326
GENERAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATORS[, INC.]:  59-3686238
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE:  52-6037440
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION:  26-2750394

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION:  91-2021627
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION:  52-1582182
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL:  04-3797580
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE:  52-1503251
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE:  52-0886646

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE:  52-1535613
FEDERAL SECURITY AGENCY, INC. AKA UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES:  04-2527432

Only Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico are actual Commonwealths in the United States, Inc.  The others, such as New Jersey and Florida, are not supposed to be Commonwealths and require more investigation.

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA:  13-3171852  (Why is a foreign country a Commonwealth Incorporated through the US via EIN?)
COMMONWEALTH OF AMERICA:  59-3197049
COMMONWEALTH OF DELRAY INC:  38-6068927
COMMONWEALTH OF FLORIDA INC:  00-0000000  [unlisted]
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY:  61-1257717
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY:  61-0600439
COMMONWEALTH OF LATIN AMERICA INC:  04-3163688
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS:  04-2783194
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS:  04-3186063
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS:  04-6002284
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE:  04-3476924
COMMONWEALTH OF NEW JERSEY INC:  22-2560971
COMMONWEALTH OF NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS:  98-6019463
COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO:  13-6002941

The Federal Reserve System EINs:

FEDERAL RESERVE, INC. [FRISCO, TX]:  80-0153784
FEDERAL RESERVE HOLDINGS, LLC [NAPLES, FL]:  27-0786194
FEDERAL RESERVE CLUB OF NY:  13-6127548
FEDERAL RESERVE ASSOCIATION OF FITE & CO. HOLDINGS [DC]:  90-6198337

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO:  94-1160748
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA:  58-0561269
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON:  04-2111360
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK [BOSTON, MA]:  04-2854387
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON:  04-3254861
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK [WINDSOR LOCKS CT]:  20-0342029
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS:  75-0793101
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF HOUSTON:  52-2117007
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CLEVELAND:  36-2195077
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CLEVELAND:  34-0715730
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF KANSAS CITY:  44-0545874
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF RICHMOND [VA]:  54-0516007
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF MINNEAPOLIS:  41-0696292
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF PHILADELPHIA:  23-1357092
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ST LOUIS [MO]:  43-0658373
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DETROIT:  38-1358845
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK [LOUISVILLE,  KY]:  61-0449595
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK [LITTLE ROCK, AR]: 71-0239730

 

Largest Legal Firms & BARs EINs operating the Unconstitutional Slavery System:

Bar Associations are owned and operated by Northern Trust.

BAKER AND MCKENZIE LLP:  36-2137456
BAKER AND MCKENZIE FOUNDATION
:  51-0200280
LATHAM & WATKINS LLP:  95-2018373
REED SMITH LLP:  25-0749630
SKADDEN ARPS SLATE MEAGHER & FLOM PLLC:  13-1777230
STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA INC:  94-3104546
INDIANA BAR FOUNDATION:  35-6032377
STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN:  38-6006823
STATE BAR OF TEXAS:  74-6000148
FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION:  53-0182821

Corporate Operaters EINs:

DTCC is the warehouse for most Birth Certificates.  Travelers is a primary insurance group providing PUBLIC OFFICIAL BONDS for many (if not most) [INCORPORATED] COUNTIES across the UNITED STATES.  The Food companies are listed because they conspire with Monsanto to ensure food across the UNITED STATES, INC is laden with Genetically Modified Organisms (rather than actual food), toxic chemicals, additives, MSG, fluoride, etc.

THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION:  22-3725387
DEPOSITORY TRUST & CLEARING CORPORATION:  13-4086405
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC:  13-2592361
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC:  13-4019460
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.:  13-2624428
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORPORATION:  13-2614959
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION:  56-0906609
CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION:  54-1719854
CITIGROUP INC:  52-1568099
HSBC USA INC:  13-2764867
THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC:  25-1435979
THE TORONTO-DOMINION BANK (TD):  13-5640479
US BANCORP:  41-0255900
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY:  41-0449260
AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION:  52-1000130
AMERICAN BANKERS INSURANCE ASSOCIATION:  52-2062833
AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION:  52-1001304
AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION:  20-0161441
AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION:  32-0016144
AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION:  59-2626656
AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION:  36-1897980

TRAVELERS INSURANCE:  23-2643432
TRAVELERS INSURANCE CO:  23-6250429
TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANY RETIREES CLUB:  06-0961177
TRAVELERS INSURANCE AGENCY:  87-0271332
TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANY:  23-1624911
TRAVELERS INSURANCE GROUP HOLDINGS INC:  06-1445591
TRAVELERS INSURANCE CO:  06-0566090
TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANIES CLAIMS SERVICE:  06-1286274
TRAVELERS INSURANCE:  35-1838079
TRAVELERS INSURANCE CO:  41-0518860

MONSANTO COMPANY:  43-1878297
GENERAL MILLS INC
:  41-0274440
KRAFT [HEINZ] FOOD INC:  52-2284372
PEPSICO INC:  13-1584302
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY:  38-1285128
AT&T INC:  43-1301883

International Organizations EINs:

These people print debt out of nothing then call it “money” by semantic deception.  See: Confessions of an Economic Hitman.

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND:  91-9979482
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND:  52-1323228
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, INC.:  59-3283287
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY CORPORATION:  20-3347968
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FOREX, INC.:  20-464896
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY GROUP, INC.:  65-0784597

Secret Societies & Cults EINs:  (not so secret)

Many upper echelon politicians, attorneys, bankers, and elite are members of these organizations.  John Kerry, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush are known Skull and Bones Members.  Scientology members sign BILLION YEAR contracts.

SKULL & BONES, INC:  20-5047509
SKULL & CROSSBONES LLC: 20-4659899
SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA INC: 52-1144999
SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION SOUTHERN JURISDICTION USA INC:  52-6054737
SCOTTISH RITE RESEARCH SOCIETY:  52-1737035
SCOTTISH RITE TEMPLE:  52-0027293
ROSICRUCIAN CENTER TUCSON:  23-7047513
ROSICRUCIAN FELLOWSHIP PASADENA CENTER:  95-3752756
ROSICRUCIAN FELLOWSHIP LAS VEGAS: 88-0175543
ROSICRUCIAN FELLOWSHIP: 95-1855670
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“Too Big To Jail” — US Refuses To Charge HSBC Because It Could Hurt The Financial System

“Too Big To Jail” — US Refuses To Charge HSBC Because It Could Hurt The Financial System

hsbcBy Claire Bernish

As it turns out, the rumors were true — HSBC escaped prosecution for money laundering because the behemoth bank was “too big to jail.”

A U.S. Congressional report, entitled “Too Big to Jail: Inside the Obama Justice Department’s Decision Not to Hold Wall Street Accountable,” found officials in the U.K. applied the economic threat cum warning of “market turmoil” to ensure HSBC wouldn’t be subject to prosecution for rather serious allegations.

Among a multitude of other findings, according to the report’s Executive Summary [all emphasis has been added]:

Senior DOJ leadership, including Attorney General [Eric] Holder, overruled an internal recommendation by DOJ’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section to prosecute HSBC because of DOJ leadership’s concern that prosecuting the bank would have serious adverse consequences on the financial system […]

Attorney General Holder misled Congress concerning DOJ’s reasons for not bringing a criminal prosecution against HSBC.

Chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Committee on Financial Services initiated a study in March 2013 concerning the Department of Justice’s incongruent decision not to prosecute the London-based bank, nor its executives or employees, for laundering drug cartel money.

From the beginning, the Committee encountered “non-compliance” in efforts to obtain “relevant documents” from both the DOJ and Dept. of the Treasury, “necessitating the issuance of subpoenas to both agencies.” In fact, it took the Committee three full years from its initial request for information to ultimately procure the necessary items for review, and records from the Treasury show the DOJ “has not been forthright with Congress or the American people concerning its decision” not to prosecute the Big Bank.

As the summary noted further:

“Attorney General [Loretta] Lynch and Secretary [of the Treasury Jack] Lew remain in default of their legal obligation to produce the subpoenaed records to the Committee,” and, in fact,

“DOJ’s and Treasury’s longstanding efforts to impede the Committee’s investigation may constitute contempt and obstruction of Congress.”

Due to the palpable threat of “global financial disaster” should the U.S. proceed with indicting HSBC or complicit employees — an advisement reiterated by the U.K.’s chief financial minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne to then-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke — the DOJ chose not to proceed with charges, obfuscating the truth of its motivations to all but insiders.

Further, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) — the U.K.’s regulator of all financial services — “hampered” U.S. government investigations and “influenced” the DOJ’s ultimate decision to refrain from prosecution.

Though HSBC settled for $1.92 billion, no criminal charges were ever filed against the entity or any of its employees.

A letter from Osborne to Bernanke in which then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was copied warned prosecuting a “systemically important financial institution” like HSBC “could lead to [financial] contagion” and pose “very serious implications for financial and economic stability, particularly in Europe and Asia.”

Holder rejected recommendations from less senior staff to charge HSBC because of its “systemic importance” to global financial markets. The report continues:

Rather than lacking adequate evidence to prove HSBC’s criminal conduct, internal Treasury documents show that DOJ leadership declined to pursue AFMLS’s recommendation to prosecute HSBC because senior DOJ leaders were concerned that prosecuting the bank ‘could result in a global financial disaster’ — as the FSA repeatedly warned.

With both politicians and the public critical of the settlement in lieu of prosecution, rumblings at the time posited HSBC might indeed be ‘too big to jail’ — rumors the Committee proved true.

As Zero Hedge pointed out, in Holder’s testimony over the matter before Congress in 2013, the AG claimed certain financial institutions would be difficult to prosecute due their bloated influence over global financial markets. In later attempts at clarification, which the Committee found to be misleading, Holder told Congress:

If we find a bank or a financial institution that has done something wrong, if we can prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, those cases will be brought.

That statement proved mendacious, as well, considering Treasury documents recommended criminal prosecution — and even the settlement, with its “deferred prosecution agreement,” found evidence of criminal wrongdoing by HSBC.

HSBC understaffed and handicapped required ‘anti-money laundering’ controls, allowing the bank to launder $881 million for the Mexican Sinaloa and Colombian Norte del Valle drug cartels — as well as violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, Libya, Burma, Sudan, and Cuba — according to the DOJ’s settlement with the too-big-to-jail bank.

As the BBC reported, both HSBC and U.S. regulatory officials declined comment on the report.

Damning though the Committee’s findings may be, prosecution remains unlikely for the same reasons it escaped prosecution in the first place. Essentially, the report proved — despite criminal wrongdoing as insidious as supporting major drug cartels and catering to states considered enemies of the United States — certain Big Banks are literally Too Big to Jail.

Claire Bernish writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.

US Government Services Corporation Intentionally Destroys 9/11 Evidence

US Government Intentionally Destroys 9/11 Evidence

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Judges and lawyers know that – if someone intentionally destroys evidence – he’s probably trying to hide his crime.  American law has long recognized that destruction of evidence raises a presumption of guilt for  the person who destroyed the evidence.

So what does it mean when the US government intentionally destroyed massiveamounts of evidence related to 9/11?

Judge and Prosecutor Destroy Evidence

For example, it was revealed last week that the judge overseeing the trial of surviving 9/11 suspects conspired with the prosecution to destroy evidence relevant to a key suspect’s defense. And see this.

(The Defense Department has also farmed out most of the work of both prosecuting and defending the surviving 9/11 suspects to the same private company.  And the heads of the military tribunal prosecuting the 9/11 suspects said that the trials must be rigged so that there are no acquittals.)

Destruction of Videotapes

The CIA videotaped the interrogation of 9/11 suspects, falsely told the 9/11 Commission that there were no videotapes or other records of the interrogations, and then illegally destroyed all of the tapes and transcripts of the interrogations.

9/11 Commission co-chairs Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton wrote:

Those who knew about those videotapes — and did not tell us about them — obstructed our investigation.

And:

Daniel Marcus, a law professor at American University who served as general counsel for the Sept. 11 commission and was involved in the discussions about interviews with Al Qaeda leaders, said he had heard nothing about any tapes being destroyed.

If tapes were destroyed, he said, “it’s a big deal, it’s a very big deal,” because it could amount to obstruction of justice to withhold evidence being sought in criminal or fact-finding investigations.

Destruction of Air Traffic Control Tapes

The tape of interviews of air traffic controllers on-duty on 9/11 was intentionally destroyed by crushing the cassette by hand, cutting the tape into little pieces, and then dropping the pieces in different trash cans around the building as shown by this NY Times article (summary version is free; full version is pay-per-view) and by this article from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Black Boxes

The FBI long ago found and analyzed the “black box” recorders from the airplanes which hit the Twin Towers, but has consistently denied that they were ever found.

Pentagon Fibs

The 9/11 Commissioners concluded that officials from the Pentagon lied to the Commission, and considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements.

Soviet-Style “Minders”

The chairs of both the 9/11 Commission and the Official Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 said that Soviet-style government “minders” obstructed the investigation into 9/11 by intimidating witnesses (and see this).

In other words, the minders obstructed witnesses from openly and candidly talking about what they knew.

Undermining Investigation

President Bush and Vice-President Cheney took the rare step of personally requesting that congress limit all 9/11 investigation solely to “intelligence failures.”

The administration also opposed the creation of a 9/11 commission. Once it was forced (by pressure from widows of 9-11 victims) to allow a commission to be formed, the administration appointed as executive director an administration insider, whose area of expertise is the creation and maintenance of “public myths” thought to be true, even if not actually true, who was involved in pre-9/11 intelligence briefings, and who was one of the key architects of the “pre-emptive war” doctrine. This executive director, who controlled what the Commission did and did not analyze, then limited the scope of the Commission’s inquiry so that the overwhelming majority of questions about 9/11 remained unasked (see this and this).

The administration then starved the commission of funds.  The government spent $175 million – over $300 million in today’s dollars – investigating the Challenger space shuttle disaster. It spent $152 million on the the Columbia disaster investigation. It spent $30 million investigating the Monica Lewinsky scandal. But the government only authorized $15 million for the 9/11 Commission.

The government also failed to provide crucial documents to the 9/11 investigators. And see this.

The government refused to share much information with the Commission, refused to force high-level officials to testify under oath, and allowed Bush and Cheney to be questioned jointly.

Moreover, as reported by ACLUFireDogLakeRawStory and many others, declassified documents shows that Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The 9-11 Commission took this warning to heart, and refused to examine virtually any evidence which contradicted the administration’s official version of events. As stated by the State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism – who was the point man for the U.S. government’s international counterterrorism policy in the first term of the Bush administration – “there were things the [9/11] commissions wanted to know about and things they didn’t want to know about.

Saudi Role

Investigation into Saudi government aid to 9/11 conspirators was also obstructed.

For example, Philip Shenon – the 20-year New York Times reporter who wrote a book on the 9/11 Commission – reports:

The [911] commissioner said the renewed public debate could force a spotlight on a mostly unknown chapter of the history of the 9/11 commission: behind closed doors, members of the panel’s staff fiercely protested the way the material about the Saudis was presented in the final report, saying it underplayed or ignored evidence that Saudi officials – especially at lower levels of the government – were part of an al-Qaida support network that had been tasked to assist the hijackers after they arrived in the US.In fact, there were repeated showdowns, especially over the Saudis, between the staff and the commission’s hard-charging executive director, University of Virginia historian Philip Zelikow, who joined the Bush administration as a senior adviser to the secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, after leaving the commission. The staff included experienced investigators from the FBI, the Department of Justice and the CIA, as well as the congressional staffer who was the principal author of the 28 pages.

Zelikow fired a staffer, who had repeatedly protested over limitations on the Saudi investigation, after she obtained a copy of the 28 pages outside of official channels. Other staffers described an angry scene late one night, near the end of the investigation, when two investigators who focused on the Saudi allegations were forced to rush back to the commission’s offices after midnight after learning to their astonishment that some of the most compelling evidence about a Saudi tie to 9/11 was being edited out of the report or was being pushed to tiny, barely readable footnotes and endnotes. The staff protests were mostly overruled.

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But Kean, Hamilton and Zelikow clearly do not speak for a number of the other commissioners, who have repeatedly suggested they are uncomfortable with the perception that the commission exonerated Saudi Arabia and who have joined in calling for public release of the 28 pages.

Indeed, an FBI informant hosted and rented a room to two hijackers in 2000. Specifically, investigators for the Congressional Joint Inquiry discovered that an FBI informant had hosted and even rented a room to two hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House.

As the New York Times notes:

Senator Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat who is a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the White House on Tuesday of covering up evidence ….The accusation stems from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal to allow investigators for a Congressional inquiry and the independent Sept. 11 commission to interview an informant, Abdussattar Shaikh, who had been the landlord in San Diego of two Sept. 11 hijackers.

Letting Terrorists Go Free

A former FBI translator who Senators Leahy and Grassley, among others, have claimed is credible, and who the administration has gagged for years without any logical basis — has stated that “this administration knowingly and intentionally let many directly or indirectly involved in that terrorist act [September 11th] go free – untouched and uninvestigated”?

Destruction of Physical Evidence

The former head of fire science and engineering for the agency responsible for finding out why the Twin Towers and World Trade Center 7 collapsed on 9/11 (the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology) – who is one of the world’s leading fire science researchers and safety engineers, with a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering – wrote that evidence necessary to determine the cause of the collapse of the World Trade Centers was being destroyed. And see this.

In addition, the official investigators themselves were largely denied access to the site and the evidence contained there, or even access to such basic information as the blueprints for the World Trade Center.

The government has also refused to release the computer models showing how the trade centers fell, making it impossible for anyone to double-check its assumptions.

Whether you believe the Twin Towers and World Trade Center building 7 were brought down with explosives or by airplanes and fires, destroying evidence prevented engineers and scientists from figuring out what went wrong … to prevent skyscrapers from collapsing in the future.

9/11 Commissioners Disgusted … and Call For a New Investigation

The 9/11 Commissioners publicly expressed anger at cover ups and obstructions of justice by the government into a real 9/11 investigation:

  • The Commission’s co-chairs said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation”
  • The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) – who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry – said “At some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened“. He also said“I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.”
  • The Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham – and 9/11 Commissioner and former Senator Bob Kerrey are calling for either a “PERMANENT 9/11 commission” or a new 9/11 investigation to get to the bottom of it
  • 9/11 Commissioner John Lehman says that a new investigation should be “vigorously pursued

Planting False Evidence

Planting false evidence is another act which creates presumption of guilt.

The type of torture used by the U.S. on alleged surviving 9/11 co-conspirators is of a special type. Senator Levin revealed that the the U.S. used Communist torture techniques specifically aimed at creating FALSE confessions. (and see thisthisthis and this).

According to NBC News:

  • Much of the 9/11 Commission Report was based upon the testimony of people who were tortured
  • At least four of the people whose interrogation figured in the 9/11 Commission Report have claimed that they told interrogators information as a way to stop being “tortured”
  • One of the Commission’s main sources of information was tortured until he agreed to sign a confession that he was NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO READ
  • The 9/11 Commission itself doubted the accuracy of the torture confessions, and yet kept their doubts to themselves

Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Seymour Hersh – who broke the Iraq torture and Vietnam massacre stories – writes:

Many of the investigators believe that some of the initial clues that were uncovered about the terrorists’ identities and preparations, such as flight manuals, were meant to be found. A former high-level intelligence official told me, “Whatever trail was left was left deliberately — for the F.B.I. to chase“.

U.S. INC Federal Judge Calls Department of Justice “Intentionally Deceptive”

Judge orders ethics classes for ‘deceptive’ DOJ attorneys

A federal judge has ordered annual ethics classes for Justice Department attorneys as a punishment for being “intentionally deceptive” during litigation over President Obama’s executive immigration orders.

“Such conduct is certainly not worthy of any department whose name includes the word ‘Justice,'” U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen wrote in a withering order released Thursday.

Justice Department attorneys misled the court about when the Department of Homeland Security would begin implementing President Obama’s executive order granting “deferred action” to illegal immigrants whose children are citizens.

The facts of the deception are not in doubt, Hanen emphasized. “[DOJ] has now admitted making statements that clearly did not match the facts,” he said in the May 19 opinion, first noted by the National Law Journal. “It has admitted that the lawyers who made these statements had knowledge of the truth when they made these misstatements … This court would be remiss if it left such unseemly and unprofessional conduct unaddressed.”

Well, Police [Corporate Policy Enforcers] are allowed to legally lie to cover up an “investigation” -which could also be used to cover up their own criminal actions-…  so it’s not a far stretch for DOJ Attorneys to “legally” lie about their own inner workings.

All B.A.R. ATTORNEYS are intentionally deceptive.  EVERY BAR Attorney, upon hiring, defines their clients as “wards of the state” of “unsound mind.”  EVERY BAR Attorney intentionally does not tell their “clients” that their “clients” TRADE-NAME is what is being “charged” -like a credit card- with statutory (read: debt-money commercial) violations.  The easiest way to PAY any off “statutory charges” is to use our own negotiable instruments of debt in a charge-back set-off (possibly upon the public TRADE-NAME© Trust).