Skip to comments.American's fight to expose corruption in Russia
Posted on 02/17/2014 8:27:41 AM PST by Uncle Chip
Russia has been showing the world glistening scenes of the Winter Olympics.
It's a rare opportunity to brighten a national image that often skates on the thin ice of corruption.
One authority estimates that 20 percent of the Russian economy is skimmed by graft and a lot of that by government officials.
It may be that no one knows more about this than American-born businessman Bill Browder.
Browder tells a story of thievery, vengeance and death worthy of a Russian novel.
He's a thorn in the side of Vladimir Putin and he has torn a rift between Moscow and Washington. When you hear what he has to say about Russia you'll know why Russia thinks of Bill Browder as an enemy of the state.
Bill Browder: The Russian regime is a criminal regime. We're dealing with a nuclear country run by a bunch of Mafia crooks. And we have to know that.
Bill Browder wanted us to know hes dedicated his life and his wealth to putting certain Russian officials in prison. In Russia, theres a warrant out for Browders arrest, but that is not what worries him....
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
Anything to avoid mentioning the corruption parked on the backs of Americans like a truck.
Shouldn’t we concentrate more on corruption in Mexico?
HEY! Look over there. Corruption over there.
[did they stop looking at us yet?]
I have never laughed out loud at a headline but by Golly that one was laugh out loud funny. And sad.
“...One authority estimates that 20 percent of the Russian economy is skimmed by graft and a lot of that by government officials....”
Near as I can tell, that’s about 30% lower than that of our “gubmit”.
It only took SeeBS News 70 years to see that Russia was a dishonest corrupt place!
CBS needs to take care of the plank in their eye, first.
Did SeeBs bother to report that convicted corrupt mayor Ray Nagin was a Democrat or that he was the guy in charge when New Orleans flooded and things went from bad to much worse?
Jumping up and down screaming “Look over there” is no different than what Hugo Chavez did to prevent growing anger from being directed in his direction.
Gee, CBS was always talking about what a great place Russia was and how great the Russian leaders were. Now they finally admit there was some corruption 10 to 15 years ago which they did not report on back then.
CBS has also refused to report on the increasing corruption in the U.S. They are pathetic.
The pot and the kettle mentality. What a way to divert attention off of our own corrupt government.
hey look! another hit piece directed at Russia due to their opposition to homo propaganda inflicted on children
what’s wrong with those Russians? they must be forced to allow little Johnny the wonderment of uncle franks summer camping trip with the boys
Man, you said it.
Sorry, CBS. You have no credibility.
” Most Transparent Administration Ever” !
We have the most corruption we have the Democrat party and nobody can top that.
There’s corruption in Russia.
In other astonishing news, in Muscatine Iowa a dog bit a man.
CBS? CBS News? They want to expose corruption in Russia?
I would think the Pulitzer brass ring would be a lot lower on the tree in Washington District of Corruption.
Only 20%? I guess the Russians are just jealous of the Washington racket that skims upwards of 50% of the GDP for legal plunder through taxes and cronyism. Even the mafia types would be jealous of the fed “protection” shakedown racket.
The moneylines of the interview:
Scott Pelley: How did it make sense to you to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into these companies if you knew that the management was stealing from the bottom line?
Bill Browder: We said to ourselves if we can own them cheap on a profit after stealing basis and we can stop the stealing then they’ll be even cheaper and therefore we can make a lot of money.
Scott Pelley: Stopping the stealing was a way of padding your bottom line?
Bill Browder: I had the best job in the world which was making money and doing good at the same time. There’s very few jobs that you can actually do that in.
According to Browder, it turned out there were some crooked guys in the Russian tax servicetheir version of the IRS. Nineteen months after Browder was deported a squad of police raided his office and the offices of his lawyer. The police left with the ownership documents for the companies. Those documents were then used to reincorporate his companies under new owners. Browder says it’s part of a scheme by an organized crime group consisting of tax service bureaucrats, police, bankers and lawyers.
They are pikers when compared to American politicians - perhaps SeeBS should try to expose local corruption...
> American-born businessman Bill Browder: The Russian regime is a criminal regime. We’re dealing with a nuclear country run by a bunch of Mafia crooks. And we have to know that.
Thanks Uncle Chip.
We should look at corruption in the USA—especially the things coming out of Washington DC—it makes Russia look pure as driven snow.
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