Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Friday, October 29, 2021

WHY IS THE ILLICIT AFFAIR BETWEEN MALTA'S JUSTICE MINISTER AND AN OPPOSITION MP OUT OF BOUNDS ?


Hold on, no Election yet !  by COSIMO


Whilst the Maltese press is covering, in detail, the controversy over Rosianne Cutajar's arrogant defamation suit against a former senior Labour leader, the overt affair between Minister of Justice Edward Zammit Lewis and opposition MP Kristy Debono remains forbidden fruit for journalists in Malta. We wonder how his wife copes with the situation; it is common knowledge.

Considering the fact that giving  new Labour Party initiates, who are mostly married, access to prostitutes, as a part of their welcome into the party, EZLs open affair should not only be out of bounds for media, it should be openly discussed, given his current untenable political status, and the public's hatred for him, for his relationship with Yorgen Fenech, accused of orchestrating Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination. Remember Debono's no-show job, arranged by EZL ?

Remember also that communications between YF and Dianne Izzo included the tidbit of him making fun of EZL for his longtime extramarital adventure. The photograph below was taken by Lewis; That's his wife on the right, Dianne Izzo on the left.




Perhaps the Maltese voters, who are overwhelmingly Roman Catholic, might want to take a closer look at the obligation of Fidelity and Loyalty to a Spouse, imposed upon them by their faith, in the Ten Commandments, when casting their votes in 2022, but it's not solely about infidelity; it's all about Abuse of Power. An Opposition MP (Debono) getting paid for a phantom job, protected by a senior minister from the opposite side of Parliament. Making it look more decent doesn't make it so.


Yes, it is not about extramarital sex between two cheating adults, behind their families' backs; it's about Abuse of Power; let that sink in.






PHOTO OF THE WEEK: SHAME ON MALTA, THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING

 

Photographer: Chris Sant Fournier (Times)

Thursday, October 28, 2021

BUY A DOMINICA CBI PASSPORT AT YOUR LOCAL IRAQI SUPERMARKET

 


Just when you thought that the sellers of Citizenship by Investment (CBI/CIB) had stooped to new lows, it gets worse. Instead of "legal experts" advising prospects about the advantages of acquiring a passport and nationality that allows anyone to enter Western Europe, no questions asked, you have individuals appearing to act like used car salesmen hawking Dominica CBI passports outside their bloody supermarket. 

When you can pick up a convenient nationality whilst purchasing wine & cheese for lunch, you know very well that there's absolutely NO DUE DILIGENCE performed on the applicants. What a cruel joke being played on the world's bankers, who now cannot tell where their new clients actually were born, or really live.




Get 'em while they are hot ! Buy two, get one free !


Look at what we can only describe as a vendor selling what appear to be blank Dominica passports. The CBI programme, as it was created, requires applications, vetting, and ultimately, the issuance of a passport to qualified applicants. never were passports available, reportedly in blank, with entry stamps for the United Kingdom already inscribed. How on earth were these passports already processed at Heathrow ?  


If there is another explanation for these photographs, we would certainly like to hear it. Apparently, the vendor is selling Dominica CBI passports all over the Middle East. How can he actually have passports, when they are not supposed to be issued until after the approval process is complete ?


WTF ?


Based upon what these illustrations show, compliance officers at international banks must now consider black listing all Dominica passport holders, for account opening purposes, until and unless the issues raised here have been corrected, and evidence of such remedial action published by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Until then, the level of risk is simply too high to be assumed by a financial institution.  






You might as well get a Dominica driver's license while you are at it , to complete your new identity.



Wednesday, October 27, 2021

ENHANCED DUE DILIGENCE MEASURES HURT MALTA : DOUBLE WHAMMY OF FATF GREYLIST AND UK HIGH-RISK DESIGNATION

 

Enhanced Due Diligence closes in on its Prey  by COSIMO

It's not like I didn't give you ample warning; the double hit of FATF Greylisting and United Kingdom High-Risk pronouncement, when added to the Swiss NGO designation, is Strike Three on Malta for AML/CFT failures. No wonder we are hearing that international banks are being forced to apply Enhanced Due Diligence procedures, and even cross-examine Maltese banks on whether they are dealing with State Sponsors of Terrorism and Global Compliance Pariahs.

For those not familiar with Enhanced Due Diligence,  when it involves large sums of money being transferred it requires ascertaining:

(1) The Source of the Funds being sent.

(2) The nature and type of business of the sender.

(3) The business relationship between the parties.

(4) The underlying reason for the transaction.

(5) Additional information on the bank customer.

You knew it was coming, months ago, when all the signs pointed to a total lack of enforcement of anti-money laundering laws, with the FATF closing in. Now, runours are flying around to the effect that 2023 is the earliest  that Malta can expect a favourable ruling by the Financial Action Task Force, and that's not realistic, as long as nobody stands convicted of the rampant money laundering infecting Malta.

There's no light at the end of the tunnel unless Malta actually starts following the specific FATF  recommendations. Otherwise, Malta not only becomes the new Panama, it faces an uncertain future as an offshore financial centre as we know it. Given Malta's inability to date to make the necessary changes, the country's  financial services professionals had best consider career changes if they want to survive; They might actually make passable fisherman. 


"As ye Sow, so shall ye Reap"  by COSIMO


Monday, October 25, 2021

MALTA'S BANK OF VALLETTA SHOULD TAKE NOTICE OF THE HALKBANK DECISION

 

Full Service  by COSIMO

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in a twenty-seven page opinion, has recently held that Halkbank, owned by the Government of Turkey, can be charged with criminal conduct in the United States. The bank had asserted that it was immune, due to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Doctrine, which prohibits actions against foreign governments in criminal prosecutions. An adverse ruling on this issue was entered in US District Court in New York, after which the Bank took an interlocutory appeal.

The Court held that, while the FSIA confers immunity on sovereign governments, the bank's case fell under the Commercial Activity exception, which holds that, if an entity is engaged in substantial commercial activity within the United States, the FSIA is not a bar to criminal prosecution. 

Why is this American appellate decision relevant to our Malta readers, you ask  The Bank of Valletta, should be considered the most prominent bank in the Republic of Malta, Which owns 25% of the bank's shares, retained ever since the Dom Mintoff government nationalised* the bank. While bank management may consider themselves immune from American criminal indictment by virtue of the FSIA, it appears that the Bank has had sufficient commercial contacts with US financial institutions to bring it under the Commercial Activity exception.

This is not just a theoretical exercise; the Bank's close relationship with the now shuttered Pilatus Bank,  which has been accused of being primarily a money laundering operation, and which is now under indictment in Malta, has exposed the bank to possible criminal charges abroad, including in the United States. While Pilatus' former owner and CEO, Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, had his American Federal criminal case dismissed, it was for alleged prosecutorial conduct, Brady violations, not because he was innocent. In truth and in fact, he was first convicted by a jury before the misconduct surfaced.

Therefore, it would be prudent for the Bank's management to study the Halkbank  opinion, inasmuch as the world's financial institutions now are required to operated risk-based compliance programmes. Clearly, the Pilatus Bank scandal is far from over, and it could result in collateral damage not presently contemplated by third parties.

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* Malta's corrupt court system has still failed to bring justice to the original owners of the bank, then known as the National Bank of Malta, who lost their shares, in a case that has operated as a permanent stain upon Malta amongst judiciary of the Members of the European Union. 


Sunday, October 24, 2021

READ THE COMPLETE TEXT OF THE FIAU NOTICE AND IMPOSITION OF €337,422 FINE AGAINST NBG BANK MALTA LIMITED





































 

THE WITNESS AGAINST ALEX SAAB MORAN MAY SOON GET HIS CHANCE TO SHINE

 



If you were wondering why there have been so many  delays in the sentencing in the money laundering case against Professor Bruce Bagley, the senior academic authority on Colombia and narcotics trafficking, it's fairly obvious that he is to be one of the principal witnesses against his former client, Alex Saab Moran, the Colombian money launderer who is the principal laundryman for the Venezuela's Maduro regime. Saab Moran, as you know, was recently extradited from Cape Verde, and is to be arraigned in Miami on November 1st.

While Professor Bagley is currently scheduled for sentencing next month, and he is likely to benefit from a 5K1.1 Motion by the Government, so that his sentence will be below the Guidelines previously calculated in hi case, he will, if Saab chooses to go to trial, testify against him, which could result in a Rule 35 motion to reduce an already short sentence. 

In essence, he could get the proverbial Two Bites of the Apple; two sentence reductions, once at sentencing itself, and once within a year after it, providing that the Government chooses to make such a motion. On the other hand, if his sentence is only around 24 months, there may be a decision made at the US Attorney's office that to reduce it further might send the wrong message to others who could be tempted to violate the US anti-money laundering laws. This might be considered insufficient deterrence to the public. They may want him to serve the sentence the Court gives him, all of it.

Of course, we are wondering whether Professor Bagley's testimony in open court will place him in danger of payback from Saab's associates in Venezuela. Whether he, and his family, will eventually end up in the Witness Protection Program (WitSec), as a result, is a distinct possibility.

On a personal level, I am still trying to figure out why he chose to expose himself to criminal prosecution by acting on behalf of a known money launderer who was under active investigation in the United States. What on earth was he thinking ?


MALTA AT THE CROSSROADS: THE ELECTION COMETH

 

Launching the Election  by COSIMO

Words of Wisdom to ponder on a Sunday:


"Don't stop thinking about tomorrow,

Don't stop, it'll soon be here,

It'll be better than before,

Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone."

Fleetwood Mac, Yesterday's Gone



"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

                                              John Stuart Mill, 1867.


Off We Go by COSIMO

Saturday, October 23, 2021

TWO AMERICANS CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTING TO DELIVER RESTRICTED MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO LIBYA

 


If you were thinking that nobody is paying close attention to what's going on in Libya, consider this case. Two Americans from Florida were convicted attempting to sell and deliver advanced (and strictly prohibited) military equipment to Libya. This alone demonstrates that the United States law enforcement community is closely monitoring what Libya is seeking to acquire. 

The items have military application for use in Special Operations. Whether the US feared that Libya would transfer the technology to Iran, whose IRGC Quds Force would be my best guess for the end user, must be considered. The special relationship with Iran, of certain Libyan factions, is a direct threat to Western interests in the Mediterranean and North Africa.


Here is an excerpt from the USAO SDFL Press Release:

 According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Peter Sotis, 57, of Delray Beach, and Emilie Voissem, 45, of Sunrise, participated in a scheme to cause the illegal export of rebreather diving equipment to Libya in August 2016.

Rebreathers enable a diver to operate undetected for long periods of time underwater by producing little to no bubbles and by efficiently re-circulating the diver’s own breath after replacing its carbon dioxide with oxygen. Because of these enhanced capabilities, rebreathers have a dual use, with both civilian and military applications, and are specifically included on the Commerce Control List, which is the list of dual use items that are export controlled and licensed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (DOC-BIS). Such restricted items require a DOC-BIS license if the rebreathers are to be exported to any countries with national security concerns, such as Libya.

The defendants were warned that it was illegal to export the items to Libya without a DOC-BIS license and they willfully attempted to export those items after receiving an instruction from a Department of Commerce special agent that such items were detained and not to be exported while a license determination was pending. The exhibits and testimony at trial showed that the defendants lied to and misled Ramas LLC, a shipping company in Virginia, about what the DOC-BIS agent had told them and about whether the rebreathers had a military use. Testimony at trial also showed that Sotis threatened a government witness not to cooperate with the federal investigation.

Sotis and Voissem were both convicted of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), attempted violation of the IEEPA and smuggling. Voissem was found not guilty of making false statements to a federal agency.

They are scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 6, 2022 and face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine for attempting to violate the IEEPA, a maximum of 5 years and a $250,000 fine for the IEEPA conspiracy, and a maximum of 10 years and a $250,000 fine for smuggling. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


Friday, October 22, 2021

ALEX SAAB MORAN'S CO-DEFENDANT, AND OTHERS, INDICTED IN NEW MIAMI MONEY LAUNDERING CASE INVOLVING MONEY MOVEMENT THROUGH ANTIGUA & BARBUDA


 

The Colombian national, ALVARO PULIDO VARGAS, whom you may recognize is the co-defendant of the recently-extradited global money launderer, ALEX NAIN SAAB MORAN. was named in a new indictment unsealed today in US District Court in Miami (SDFL).  The defendants are charged with five counts of Money Laundering conspiracy, and four counts of money laundering, in yet another  billion dollar ($1.6bn) Venezuelan food & medicine corruption and bribery case. 

The other named defendants are:

JOSE GREGORIO VIELMA-MORA

EMMANUEL ENRIQUE RUBIO GONZALEZ

CARLOS ROLANDO LIZCANO MANRIQUE

ANA GUILLERMO LUIS

what is interesting about the case, although there have not been any significant details released to the public yet, is that the East Caribbean State of Antigua and Barbuda has been named as one of the countries through which the defendants moved their illicit funds, in the process of laundering them, and transferring them into the United States. Saab Moran owned an offshore bank in Antigua, which he allegedly used to move the proceeds of crime, through a locally-owned indigenous bank, and he held an Antigua Diplomatic Passport, listing him as an economic advisor. 




Will Saab Moran also be later named in this case, and what effect will this case have upon Pulido's defense in the principal Miami money laundering case involving Saab ?  

WHY MALTA WILL REMAIN ON THE FATF GREYLIST FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD

 

Who will Fall First ? by COSIMO

A direct quote from someone in Malta who understands the issues that the FATF President framed this week:

"The first is a failure of the Malta Business Registry, which notwithstanding the existence of a Register of Beneficial Owners, seems to have failed to verify the quality of the information at hand. The second is a failure of the FIAU and our Commissioner for Revenue, where enforcement is lax, and often subject to amnesty at the expense of honest taxpayers. The third is both the failure of FIAU and our courts, where they do not prosecute or take action, especially in the light of high profile Maltese PEPs. This is indicative  of complete systemic institutional failure, and a collapse in the Rule of Law, where criminals have gotten away for far too long. Complete institutional failure, by design and incompetence. Unfortunately, it is the rest of us that have to pay the piper. Several heads should have rolled a long time ago, but we are still waiting for some accountability and increased transparency. "


Remember, the President of FATF cautioned that "more work remains, as none of the points on Malta's Action Plan have been largely addressed, in the short time since the country's Greylisting." Don't expect miracles in these new stories about Malta's "progress." It's all bloody PL propaganda. In truth and in fact, the issues above are not being resolved. Malta will remain in FATF Purgatory until they are.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

KONRAD MIZZI : PUBLIC ENEMY

 

Two  mouths Mizzi  by COSIMO


In any other European Union country, Konrad Mizzi would have already been charged with corruption, and a host of additional crimes. in Malta, the only untoward thing that happens to him his that he gets thrown out of his political party. No wonder most Europeans regard Malta as the only country run by its Mafia.

Now, when Mizzi, who is supposed to be powerless, can willingly evade being forced to testify in public about his first-hand knowledge concerning corruption at the highest legal in Maltese government, the EU sees Malta for what it truly is; a government beholden to, and dominated by, the country's corrupt big business private sector, which has benefitted handsomely since 2013, all at the expense of the Maltese taxpayers and citizens, who have been the victims.

If Malta does not even have the ability to drag the truth out of its criminal elite, then it is surely a toothless front government, protecting its own,  ad infinitum. Mizzi is a Siamese Twin in Crime, not only to Keith Schembri, but also to Joseph Muscat, to whom PM Robert Abela owes his political life. Don't look for Abela to do anything but protect Mizzi from the consequences of his criminal acts.

 

Will Mizzi find his Voice ?  by COSIMO

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR MALTA

Maria Efimova Vittoriosa  by COSIMO

This week's news, that foreign "investors" (read: individuals who wish to evade corporate taxes at home) are avoiding Malta, due to its FATF Greylisting status, is just one more strike against it. The EU, clearly unhappy with Malta's insistence on keeping its IIM ( Citizenship by Investment) programme, and its failure to follow the Rule of Law in its castrated court system, is pushing it hard, from a distance. Then, the utter failure to move criminal cases pending against PL officials, past and present, has presented Malta to the world as a Mafia nation, not to be trusted for any international business. Finally, the extradition of the Colombian money launderer, Alex Saab Moran, to the United States, has increased the chances that certain Maltese will also follow him in due course.

Meanwhile, the Whistleblower, Maria Efimova,  has been pointedly ignored by Malta's Prime Minister, Robert Abela, because her evidence will sink the Godfather, Joseph Muscat, with whom Abela is attached like a Siamese twin.  Allowing the Whistleblower to testify is legal and professional suicide for Abela, who is praying that he escapes the probable fate of his patron, Muscat.

What's next, you ask ; More criminal charges, to pacify the Maltese voters ahead of elections ? Indicting a minor player (a la the Pilatus Bank MLRO) to make it appear that reform is happening ? Or  perhaps  throwing a bone to the public in the Daphne case. It's all BS, sounds and fury, signifying nothing.

Will a foreign indictment of a senior government officials bring down the Abela government ? We cannot say what the future may bring, but Malta is well on its way to being even more irrelevant as an offshore financial centre, with or without a foreign case. Will that rare Maltese individual, the fabled Honest Man, now step forward, and change Malta's destiny ?





Monday, October 18, 2021

ALEX SAAB MORAN WAS THEIR CLIENT; MALTESE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY, LEGAL AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS DEPART IN DARKNESS FOR DUBAI

                            The Villains Abandon Ship by COSIMO             

 

"Relax, Chris Cardona has accommodations and offices all set up for us. " (conversation overheard this evening).

RELATIVES OF AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN TAKEN HOSTAGE BY VENEZUELA WHEN SAAB WAS EXTRADITED ASK PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR HELP


The CITGO American oil company executives previously convicted of political crimes by the Maduro regime of Venezuela have been rearrested, apparently as the consequence of the extradition of the accused money launderer for Maduro, ALEX NAIN SAAB MORAN. They were previously held under house arrest, but are now back in custody, at a cell in the offices of the Venezuelan intelligence agency.

Obviously, Venezuela is seeking to gain some sort of leverage against the US for moving forward with the Saab case. These men are in essence hostages of the Maduro regime, which is desperately attempting to gain the release of Saab any way it can; Saab is believed to know extremely damaging details of criminal operations of senior members of the Venezuela's Maduro regime.

The relatives of the American citizens arrested have asked US president Joseph Biden for his help in obtaining their release. Here is the letter, which was released to the public and the media.




ALLEGATIONS AGAINST ALEX NAIN SAAB MORAN




The following text is an extract from today's information about ALEX NAIN SAAB MORAN, extradited from Cape Verde to Miami this week. it appeared on the website of the United States Attorney's office for the Southern District of Florida. He reportedly had a First Appearance before a US Magistrate, and his Arraignment has been scheduled for November 1, 2021.


Courtroom Artist sketch of Saab's remote First Appearance

Specifically, on July 25, 2019, Saab was charged along with Alvaro Pulido Vargas, aka German Enrique Rubio Salas, 55, also a Colombian citizen, in an eight-count indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and seven counts of money laundering. The indictment alleges that beginning in or around November 2011 and continuing until at least September 2015, Saab and Pulido conspired with others to launder the proceeds of an illegal bribery scheme from bank accounts located in Venezuela to and through bank accounts located in the United States. According to the indictment, Saab and Pulido obtained a contract with the Venezuelan government in November 2011 to build low-income housing units. The defendants and their co-conspirators then took advantage of Venezuela’s government-controlled exchange rate, under which U.S. dollars could be obtained at a favorable rate, by submitting false and fraudulent import documents for goods and materials that were never imported into Venezuela and bribing Venezuelan government officials to approve those documents. The indictment alleges that the unlawful activity was a bribery scheme that violated the FCPA and involved bribery offenses against Venezuela. It also alleges that meetings in furtherance of the bribe payments occurred in Miami and that Saab and Pulido wired money related to the scheme to bank accounts in the Southern District of Florida. As a result of the scheme, Saab and Pulido transferred approximately $350 million out of Venezuela, through the United States, to overseas accounts they owned or controlled. 

Saab Moran's Booking Photo ( Broward Co. Sheriff's Office)


WANT TO TRULY HONOUR DAPHNE'S MEMORY ? SET YORGEN FENECH'S CASE FOR TRIAL, NOW


Zoot Suit Criminal Defence  by COSIMO

Now that the Vigil, marking the date of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, is over, perhaps there is a more concrete way to honour her blessed memory: Schedule the Yorgen Fenech murder case for a jury trial, at the earliest available date. As they say, justice delayed is justice denied, and the obsolete and tedious way that evidence and testimony is publicly collected does not need to be repeated. If there's not enough clear and convincing evidence to go to a jury in this case, there will never be enough.

Set the trial date, organize the evidence and witnesses, and move it forward, please. To do anything else is an insult to her memory. Besides, the defendant is entitled to a speedy trial. How about finding a judge who is available, and trying the case the last week of November, please. The Truth shall set you free. 

The defence cannot possibly say that two years is not sufficient time to prepare for trial, and we know from the literally hundreds of media reports about the witnesses, even those who have not yet testified under oath, or made a deal with Government. I realize that some of Labour ministers will attempt to postpone the inevitable for several more years, but it's time to either try Fenech in a court of law, or totally give up  what has been aptly described recently as the "castrated court system." Malta may never get another chance to try to achieve justice.

Please allow me to remind you what is at stake; nothing less than Malta's immortal soul.



" And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur,  where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night, forever and ever." Revelation 20:10






Sunday, October 17, 2021

IN PALM SPRINGS, CORRUPTION AGAIN REARS ITS UGLY HEAD


If you have been following our articles about official corruption in local government in the City of Palm Springs, California, you know that local law enforcement officials, and city attorneys, have allegedly conspired to deprive Elizabeth Melita Gargan a local 70-year old widow with health issues, who is a senior citizen owning valuable real estate, of her property, for the use and benefit of a greedy local homeowners' association determined to steal her home. The HOA wants to take possession of her property, in a local lucrative real estate market, where it will fetch a large amount of money.

This bogus action to remove an owner of real property, which was orchestrated by a corrupt City Attorney, who made material misstatements of fact to the Court, to poison the judge's mind against the victim, was facilitated by corrupt city officials that also will benefit financially for the fraud upon the Court. A non-existent controlled substance sales and storage operation was cited as grounds for the seizure of the realty; in truth and in fact, it is totally without any factual basis, but is serving as a pretext for the court order. Due Process for the victim was reportedly denied by the Court, and the judicial process itself has been called into question.

We are advised that two federal law enforcement agencies are currently investigating corruption within the offices of the City of Palm Springs; we hope and trust that they can help the victim receive justice.  Additionally, the California Department of Justice has reportedly taken an interest in the case.

The Order for Preliminary Injunction  entered in this matter appears below for your reference. Readers who are not familiar with this matter are urged to review our previous article here:










Saturday, October 16, 2021

ALEX NAIN SAAB MORAN, THE COLOMBIAN FUGITIVE, JUST LANDED IN MIAMI ON A US DOJ EXTRADITION FLIGHT FROM CAPE VERDE




 ALEX NAIN SAAB MORAN, the Colombian money launderer, sanctions evader and close associate of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, arrived in Miami, Florida just after 9:03 PM local time, on N708JH, a US Department of Justice business jet that removed Saab from Cape Verde, where he had recently lost his bid to evade extradition, after exhausting all his appellate remedies. 

Saab Moran faces multiple charges in US District Court in the Southern District of Florida, pending against him. We have previously covered his criminal career on this blog in detail, including his failed legal effort to defeat extradition to the United States. 

No public information about his extradition has yet been issued by American law enforcement agencies; both Cape Verde media and Saab's attorney previously advised that he had departed today, bound for the United States. When he is brought before a US Magistrate for a First Appearance, we shall issue a follow-up article, to keep our readers updated.




Given that Saab, and his partner, ALVARO ENRIQUE PULIDO VARGAS, both used corporations formed in Malta to transfer and launder many millions of dollars, it is anticipated that certain senior Maltese government officials, local bankers, and corporate service providers, all of whom facilitated Saab's money laundering into and through Malta, must be feeling quite uneasy at this news. The Maltese connection will definitely be exposed as Saab's criminal case progresses through the Federal Court system. Whether any Maltese nationals will be ultimately indicted for their roles in Saab's global money laundering enterprise is not known.

BIDNIJA @ 14:50 hrs. CET 16/10/2017

Friday, October 15, 2021

LEST WE FORGET, WORDS AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY COSIMO

 

In the beginning, not many took notice of her stories, so they mocked her.




As the picture became a bit clearer, her stories starting taking an effect on the corrupt government, so they intimidated and vilified her.


When the picture became crystal clear, they feared her as they could not stop her; that's when they decided that something had to be done.









                                                   DAPHNE WAS RIGHT

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE SIXTEENTH OF OCTOBER