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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Neil Heywood and Jack Abramoff
Two cases of corruption in the news.
On the right we have Jack be Nimble:
A former partner of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a fraudulent casino boats deal testified Wednesday that an associate with purportedly high-level links to New York’s Gambino crime family ordered the 2001 slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman.
Adam Kidan, who purchased the SunCruz Casinos fleet with Abramoff in 2000, pointed the finger at 73-year-old Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello at a pretrial hearing. Kidan, 47, said Moscatiello told him face-to-face he was behind the shooting death of Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis by a New York-based mob hit man.
Abramoff and Kidan both pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges and served prison time in the $147.5 million purchase of SunCruz from Boulis. Abramoff, once a high-powered lobbyist in the nation’s capital, also was convicted of bribery and corruption involving numerous public officials.
This case connects a lobbyist in Washington convicted of bribery and corruption involving numerous public officials who ends up getting whacked by the mob. Makes ya kinda wonder who hired the mob to do the hit now doesn't it. National Heritage, Goerge Bush and John Gotti. What do those three have in common?
On the left, Neil Young:
The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China was poisoned after he threatened to expose a plan by a Chinese leader's wife to move money abroad, two sources with knowledge of the police investigation said.
It was the first time a specific motive has been revealed for Neil Heywood's murder last November, a death which ended Chinese leader Bo Xilai's hopes of emerging as a top central leader and threw off balance the Communist Party's looming leadership succession.
Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, asked Heywood late last year to move a large sum of money abroad, and she became outraged when he demanded a larger cut of the money than she had expected due to the size of the transaction, the sources said.
She accused him of being greedy and hatched a plan to kill him after he said he could expose her dealings, one of the sources said, summarizing the police case. Both sources have spoken to investigators in Chongqing, the southwestern Chinese city where Heywood was killed and where Bo had cast himself as a crime-fighting Communist Party leader.
Briton in a Chinese Scandal Reportedly Brokered Overseas Money Transfers, New York Times.
I'm not sure what money the Chinese Communists would be laundering. Communists are usually like, if you sell drugs in our country, we will shoot you dead. Problem solved.Kinda like the IRA. However, I do know an author from Montreal that said something about trying to find the Hells angels money laundering ring in China.
Nevertheless, this Jack Abramoff has a web of interesting associates.
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So how are you gunna link this one to Hells Angels?? lolReplyDelete
Ah watch me :) Follow the rich white man.ReplyDelete
The Chinese actually are THE MAJOR SOURCE of methamphetamine precursors, they ship TONS of it by boat to Mexico where it is processed and smuggled north. Nothing new.ReplyDelete
Perhaps a supplier but it wasn't the Chinese that ran the Meth lab in Kelowna for the Hells Angles. That was a local Kelowna cyst. The recent series of meth labs in Vancouver that was busted by the OMGU wasn't run by the Chinese either. They were "biker" meth labs. Speaking of meth, Michael Riconsciuto claims the company is deeply involved in the production and trafficking of crystal meth as well.ReplyDelete
Oh, no disagreement there. B.C. is H.A. territory and everyone knows it. I was not speaking to Chinese involvement in the meth trade other than the fact that is is well known that large (boatload) amounts of the precursors go to Mexico directly from China. At the same time I would not be surprised if they were also coming into Canada through the port of Vancouver labeled as something else, the HA meth cooks need to get their supplies of the necessary chemicals somewhere, there is plenty of Chinese organized crime in Vancouver, and I find it hard to believe that they are able to produce the amount of meth that is available by sending people out in crews to buy cold medication. Otherwise they'd need a real chemist (not a meth cook) who can synthesize the necessary precursors from other chemicals. Which also means they need a lab. A real lab. Hmmm..... :thinking:Delete