Skip to comments.MEXICO, OBAMA, CALDERONE, politics, violence and 1998 QUASHED INDICTMENT? (shortened title)
Posted on 02/08/2012 7:06:56 PM PST by RummyChick
Something is really, really, really not right
The New York Times has a really bizarre story on the front page today. I will make some remarks about the story and then there is a link at the bottom for you to read the entire story. I dont want to run wild with crazy conspiracy stories but there are some really peculiar parts of this New York Time story that warrants further investigation.
First some bullet points:
* Juan Jose Rojas Cardona (Pepe and hereinafter I will refer to him as that) lives in Mexico and is part of the casino business (known as Mexicos casino czar) with a very shady background and record. He is linked to violence and corruption in Mexico. According to a State Department cable in 2009, he was suspected of orchestrating the assassination of a business rival and making illegal campaign donations to Mexican officials;
* Pepe is wanted in the USA for state charges in Iowa going back to the early 1990′s. After his Iowa conviction in the early 90′s, he was sentenced to 5 years but then he jumped bail on the Iowa conviction.
* THE STRANGEST THING HAPPENED IN 1998 4 years after his plea of guilty to Federal charges. I have never seen this happen before Federal Prosecutors, even though Pepe had jumped bail a second time (and thus avoiding prison) and was in Mexico beyond their reach, went to a Federal Judge and convinced the Judge to quash the indictment.
(Excerpt) Read more at gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ...
I commented on this thread earlier.
I wonder if the F&F money laundering is related?
And why ‘Boner’ has (apparently) told Issa to lay off Holder.
Of course, anyone who goes back and looks at his past is racist, conspiracy theorist, etc.
We've been had, America.
clinton, bush, obama/clinton.
Why are you surprised?
Greta doesn’t let go of a subject until she gets to the bottom. Hope she has some type of protection.
OK, I’m certain now. Greta has left the darkside, and seen the light! This article proves it. She is no longer the flaming liberal, screeching about B.J. Clinton’s innocence, and his lying to a judge not rising to the level of Impeachment. Welcome to the right side, Greta! ( I predict that she will impinge on the Ted Baxter Factor’s ratings and give him some much deserved competition.)
“Former deep undercover DEA agent Mike Levine, who has extensive experience working in Latin America, offers his take on ATFs Fast and Furious, a view that is grounded in first-hand knowledge of the drug war and its sordid history:”
“If I were a criminal profiler, it wouldn’t take much to identify a CIA pattern here [with Fast and Furious]: A wacko, barroom commando, illegal operation that makes no sense whatsoever, run outside the control of law enforcement.”
Interesting. Do you think this has ties to why the feds (this administration) won’t secure the border?
It is my firm belief that the US Government has been and will always continue to be involved in shenanigans. I don’t believe for a minute that the release of the CIA’s “The Family Jewels”
stopped all of that kind thing.
Take the photo of Papa Bush and Jeb taken in the White House during a private visit. Obama has excoriated George W.
Sure, Papa Bush was in town. So what. That doesn’t mean that a cozy photo should be taken during Republican primaries.
Bush is CIA through and through.
I imagine the Cabal has sanctioned this:
Hey, Obama you can have the next four years and then my boy Jeb is up to bat.
I have no doubt that Washington DC and our government has become part of a huge criminal cabal. I would be suprised if fast & furious was more than an attempt to squash the right to bear arms.
It was in fact very beneficial to the cartels. I doubt that is a coincidence.
That’s what I was thinking. Was also thinking better late than never.
No wonder they’re terrified of a Newt administration. He’s the ONLY one who’d shut this down, or even try.
Most of the money raised by the brothers came from themselves or other family members. They collected less than $100,000 from other people and those contributions also will be returned.
At the time of the donations, the brothers were not registered voters. Alberto Rojas Cardona, 42, registered in Illinois last month and Carlos Rojas Cardona, 50, does not appear to be registered, a Chicago Board of Elections spokesman said.
Alberto Rojas Cardona lives in a Gold Coast high-rise and Carlos in a luxury apartment building overlooking Grant Park. Alberto declined to speak with Tribune reporters. Messages left at Carlos’ home were not returned.
Manny Sanchez is a Chicago lawyer and Obama fund-raiser who helps raise money among Hispanics. He said he met Alberto and Carlos Cardona at an Obama National Finance Committee meeting in Washington last December. He was struck that he did not know the Chicagoans because it is rare for me not to know a Latino supporter.
According to records in the Illinois Secretary of State office, the brothers are Near North Side residents living close to the Obama campaign Prudential Building headquarters. According to Federal Election Commission and state records, they run Tango Latin Inc. and an affiliate, Tango Productions, marketing and promotion firms.
The New York Times also reported that Carlos Rojas Cardona arranged for the former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party to seek a pardon from the governor for Pepe Cardona, according to prosecutors in that state. None was forthcoming.
Asked by the Sun-Times why the campaign vetters who focus on major donors, not the million or so small contributors did not pick up on the Cardona family, the senior official said, it was very difficult to track down full information on this one. Obviously the New York Times put investigative resources into doing so. We dont necessarily have, our vetters dont necessarily have, that same ability to pursue that in the case of our 1.3 million donors. As soon as the questions were raised, we refunded the contributions.
Two non-registered voters, who raised over 200K for Obama and the DNC and had an ex-chairman of the Iowa DNC request a pardon for their fugitive brother from the Iowa governor, were members of the National Finance Committee meeting last December in DC where Obama addressed the crowd ... AND NO ONE KNEW WHO THEY WERE?!
Obama top fund-raisers huddle in Washington Dec. 12-13
By Lynn Sweet on November 21, 2011 2:33 PM | No Comments
WASHINGTON—The Obama team top fund-raisers—the National Finance Committee—hold their next meeting here on Dec. 12 and 13. ...
Dec 13, 2011 5:56pm
Obama on 2012: This Is Going to Be Tough
Admitting his re-election is not a slam-dunk, President Obama today asked supporters to stick with him in 2012 because this is going to be tough.
Its understandable if people arent feeling as chipper as they were back in 2008, given the state of the economy, the president said.
Theres going to be some skepticism. Theres going to be some pushback, Obama told members of his campaigns National Finance Committee.
By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
12/13/11 12:45 PM EST
The country still has a ways to go after facing a crossroads in 2008, President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he spoke to top donors for his reelection campaign.
Back in 2008 we used to talk about this being a historic moment for America, that we were at a crossroads in our history, he said at a midday event for members of the Obama campaigns National Finance Committee at a Washington hotel. We havent fully crossed the road, and in some ways 2012 is even more important than it was four years ago. The choices could not be starker.
All money raised goes to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint account shared by the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
And the plot thickens.......
Can't wait to see what American In Tokyo comes up with overnight.
One of O friend was the link to the Hispanic community...think it may have been Rahm E
Am going to CHicago crime thread to find the actual post.
This has all the stink of the rezko affiliation which ALSO began with the clintons and ended up with obama.
I am thinking the clintons might now believe that obama has outlived his usefulness and is risking their exposure from the getgo in all of this. clinton put him in and clinton cn take him out.
I also find it very odd, even bizarre, that bush sr, clinton’s adopted daddy, shows up at the WH one day and obama snubs him the next.
Was there a warning? You just don’t mess with these people.
Add the small, but not insignificant, fact that Greta is/was a clinton friend.
There is more to this. Much more.
So PING! (And, as usual, please excuse any double pings. So many names, so little time.)
Thinking out loud.
A couple of Spanish sounding names connected to a legit ?? medical company at and around post forty on that thread.
May need cross referenced. Ronald Garcia/Commish, Moreno
Nicholus DiGenova book on the Hispanic/Mexican community would certainly come in handy....It cost eighty five dollars....Hmmm? why so expensive? Post one seven three
From exerpt: Chicago has the second largest Mexican/hispanic community in the nation
Who was it that helped organize the Hispanic. Unions got involved?
Hmmm Had forgotten about Blank-o family ties still in Albania/Korsovo...Both countries on the major drug routes from Afganistan and Banking industry with new laws to make foreign investment (Laundering) more favorable.
Forgotten, that Sanders sold their bank to Wachovia.
Rahm E brother is a Hollywood agent....Didn’t someone post a name linked to this case that held a similar position?
will long for more later.
A few more pieces of the puzzle ...
Obama defends immigration record, curious about Chicago casino during Rich Daley, Danny Solis WH visit
By Lynn Sweet on September 11, 2011 2:42 PM | No Comments
WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama dropped in at Chief of Staff Bill Daley’s office on Friday, the conversation with visiting Chicagoans — including former Mayor Richard Daley and his son, Patrick — turned to how Mayor Rahm Emanuel was doing, why Chicago doesn’t have casino gambling and Obama’s own immigration record.
That’s the report I got from Ald. Danny Solis (25th), whom I ran into on Pennsylvania Avenue as he was leaving the White House on Friday with City Colleges of Chicago board chair and Cabrera Capital Markets CEO Martin Cabrera Jr., Evans Food Group CEO Alejandro Silva and United Neighborhood Organization CEO Juan Rangel.
I’ve been fascinated with the interlocking relationships among Chicagoans in the Obama White House since the beginning, which was made even more interesting when Bill Daley later took over from Emanuel as chief of staff. Solis has distinct and separate ties to the Daley brothers as a Chicago alderman and to Obama, whom he met when they were both young community organizers in Chicago.
One thing, I guess, led to another and Obama offered up, Solis said, that his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, “goes once or twice a year to Vegas and really enjoys it.”
Solis and Obama met in the 1980s when Solis worked for UNO and Obama for The Developing Communities Project, both part of the Chicago-based Gamaliel Foundation network. “We used to go to the same trainings together,” Solis told me.
There is also another connection. Patti, Solis’ sister — who managed Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign until she was jettisoned — ended up in the Obama 2008 headquarters in Chicago as chief of staff for vice presidential running mate Joe Biden.
The Chicagoans were in town for a dinner honoring the former mayor on Thursday night, hosted by Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan.
Sarukhan met with Daley in September 2009, when he was in Chicago. When I interviewed Sarukhan in April of last year, in advance of First Lady Michelle’s trip to Mexico City, he recalled his Chicago tour and his interest in a city with such an enormous Mexican-American community.
Bill Daley joined the dinner honoring his brother after Obama delivered his jobs speech before a joint session of Congress Thursday night. Solis said Mayor Daley suggested the White House visit Friday.
It was “a good friendly meeting among people who have known each other for a very long time,” Solis said.
The name Gamaliel refers to the Biblical wise man who was a teacher to St. Paul (see Acts 5:38-39; and Acts 22:3), whom Saul Alinsky considered to be the first great congregation-based organizer.
Gamaliel Foundation works in the community organizing tradition of Alinsky, ...
Ald. Danny Solis Voted Chair of the Hispanic Caucus
Lobby Group Provides Access to Obama White House
Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 02:38 PM
By Bradley Blakeman
Business Forward is officially a non-profit trade association formed after President Obama was elected. It was formed by former Obama staffers and supporters.
Its’ 2009 tax filing lists four directors: The CEO James Doyle, a liberal Democrat Obama supporter and the husband of Patti Solis Doyle, who was an official in the Obama presidential campaign. The corporate secretary and director David Sutphen, another big Democrat, whose sister Mona Sutphen is Deputy White House Chief of Staff; Erik Smith, an Obama supporter; and Rob Shepardson, who ran candidate Obama’s youth marketing agency.
Instead of simply forming a lobbying group, these relatives and Obama campaign officials formed a trade association. This is rather unusual.
Sarukhan graduated from El Colegio de México with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and received a master’s degree in U.S. Foreign Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., where he studied as a Fulbright scholar and Ford Foundation Fellow. In 19881989, before joining Mexicos Foreign Service, Sarukhan served as the Executive Secretary of the Commission for the Future of Mexico-US relations, a non-governmental initiative funded by the Ford Foundation to recast the Mexico-US relationship.
Mexico promises increased efforts to return border-crossing fugitives
Ambassador tells Durbin his country ‘will never be a safe haven’
January 30, 2012|By Gary Marx and David Jackson, Chicago Tribune reporters
Mexico’s top diplomat in the United States has vowed that his government will redouble efforts to apprehend the growing numbers of criminal suspects who escape across America’s borders.
“You have my firm commitment that Mexico will never be a safe haven for fugitives fleeing justice in the United States,” Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan wrote in a Jan. 25 letter to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.
Durbin received the diplomat’s letter late Friday and provided a copy to the Tribune on Monday.
Durbin has seized on the issue of border-crossing fugitives in response to a recent Tribune investigative series that found violent criminals were able to leave the country and remain at large because of an astonishing lack of coordination among U.S. Justice Department officials, county prosecutors and local police; a failure by these agencies to keep track of their cases; and inexplicable, years-long delays.
Penetrating the intense secrecy that surrounds America’s extradition program, the Tribune identified more than 100 international fugitives from northern Illinois who remain free today. Wanted on charges of homicide, rape and other felonies, those suspects fled to countries as far-flung as Nigeria, South Korea and India, but more than half found haven in Mexico, records show.
In Mexico, justice is not politicized
Poiré will be meeting with US officials in Washington
WASHINGTON Mexican Secretary of the Interior, Alejandro Poiré, denied accusations by Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) members on Thursday who said that the Mexican government has used the justice system for political purposes.
Poiré, who travelled to Washington to meet with Obama Administration officials, said that officials in President Felipe Calderóns administration have never instructed any Justice Department official to act on political grounds.
We categorically deny that there is any use of the justice system for political purposes, Poiré said in response to questions about a travel ban issued to three PRI ex-governors of the state of Tamaulipas who are being investigated by the federal government.
The Public Prosecutor is required to act according to any evidence that comes before him, Poiré said. We have a government that upholds the laws and respects the principal of checks and balances, especially when dealing with judicial cases.
Poiré, who arrived to Washington on Wednesday evening, met with foreign correspondents from the Mexican media at the Mexican embassy where he was accompanied by the Mexican ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan.
When asked about comments made by aspiring National Action Party (PAN) presidential candidate, Josefina Vázquez Mota, that Poirés personal conversations had been recorded, Poiré responded that there never has been and will never be orders from the federal government to Justice Department officials to attack politicians from other political parties.
He arrived at Washington on the same day U.S. Attorney General Eric Holders appeared in the House of Representatives where he testified about his involvement in the controversial Fast and Furious program.
Holy crap! This is like the hands ticking down on a timebomb. WHO gets caught in the explosion? Are they gonna throw obama under his own bus?
Do Mena, clinton, and Barry Seal ring a bell? bush was head of the cia then. Noriega was his man.
Thanks for sharing all your hard work. You have provided a target rich informational series of links.
“Evergreen=CIA - Nonsense Or What? “
Here is a post on The Ulsterman Report
“The Zetas threaten the Mexican government. Pres. Calderon is in danger, needs help.
The USA (CIA) comes up with a plan that is nearly identical to the plans used in Afghanistan and Iraq: arm competing forces and weaken them by allowing them to fight.
Cardona, a casino owner, may have mafia connections to the Sinaloaswhat better way to launder drug money? (same technique used by US Mafia in the past). He works to negotiate between Sinaloas, US Govt, and Mexican Govt. Its good for his businesses, and beneficial to Mexico.
They work out a deal to arm the Sinaloas IF they would wage war against the Zetas and not the Mexican Government.
In return, Cardona rewards the Obama administration with donationsMAFIA MONEY.”
some of the comments have good information in them.
There is a reason Boehner is pushing to let Holder walk. I really want to know what it is. My thought is he is also connected to these banks in some way. Holder pressures Boehner to get Issa to back down in return for Boehner skating on whatever it is Holder knows about him?
Something is definitley wrong!!!!
How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexicos murderous drug gangs
See big bank money-laundering evidence
A caller to the Michael Savage show says he knows illegals who had some of the bad home loans that caused the mortgage dive that led to the bailout. He says the people got money and sent it back to Mexico. What the heck? Granted he didn’t have specifics but it seems that the bailouts, etc, fast and furious are all connected. Feinstein had campaign funds stolen, maybe she was going to squeal and that was a warning to her. You all know that Shorebank that Obama has ties to supposedly closed down some time back? Well it didn’t. It was renamed and still operating with all the same crew in place.