Skip to comments.Spanish Activists Seek Arrest of Banksters
Posted on 06/22/2012 11:03:19 AM PDT by freedommom
As Spanish protesters continue to rally outside the headquarters of financial institution Bankia in Madrid, a proactive group within the movement have taken their point further and filed an official criminal complaint against the former management of the bank .
Like many other nations around the world the Spanish people face crippling austerity due to the bailing out of the corrupt global financial system, which collectively crashed the worlds economy due to reckless lending and fraudulent investments. Bankia, which was bailed out and partially nationalised like Britains RBS, was a causative factor in Spains spiraling debt crisis, and in order to loosen the immediate burden the Spanish Government are to accept a massive EU bailout package, which will be the responsibility of the people to pay back through cuts, taxes and privatization.
Former Bankia President Rodrigo Rato, who took the position after leading the International Monetary Fund between 2004 and 2007, is a key figure in the Bankia lawsuit. He along with several members of the banks board are accused of falsifying accounts and providing fraudulent information to shareholders, who were kept in the dark about the institutions shady practices and were lead to believe it was in a better position that it really was.
Despite the allegations Rato has had the gall to ask for a severance payment of 1.2 million euros from Bankia so he can move on to greener pastures in the financial industry. Citizens however have been left with their head barely above the water.
13 of the banks shareholders who are represented in the complaint lost thousands of Euros each after initially being told the company made a net profit of 309 million euros in 2011. In reality the bank actually lost nearly three billion euros. Instead of criminal proceedings the crooks were rewarded with a 19 billion bailout from the Government, tipping the countrys financial burdens over the edge and forcing the nation itself to seek its own bailout from the EU dictators.
Clemence Cohen Eduy, a 62 year old shareholder explained: I am very angry. I lost 3,000 euros. This is an enormous amount for me as I live off a small pension. I trusted my bank.
I feel like I was completely deceived, said 37-year-old Carlos Blanco.
Juan Moreno Yague, the lawyer of the activists said in a statement: This is only the beginning, claiming to have inside information that also implicates the Bank of Spain and its former governer, Miguel Angel Fernandez Ordonez, in the fraud.
Citizens have come together to let the Government know that theyre not all in this together; the fault is not theirs and the debt burden should be on the doorstep of the banksters not hardworking citizens. Over 19,000 euros was raised through an online campaign, which helped fund the legal proceedings. We want to show that there will be no more impunity. Those responsible must go to jail, said a spokesperson for the movement.
Iceland was first and now Spain hmm I wonder if the Central bankers are worried.....
I’m surprised they’re being civil and taking it through the courts. I would have thought we’d be at the rope-and-lamp post stage by now. A long, hot summer should hasten things along.
They did it to the banksters (aka BIG - Banksters and International Gangsters) in Iceland!
“They did it to the banksters (aka BIG - Banksters and International Gangsters) in Iceland!”
How long before NATO invades Iceland to whip them back in line?
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