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  • U.S. alleges tie between Muslim charity, bin Laden; man accused of trying to obtain uranium

    01/30/2003 7:30:37 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 9 replies · 521+ views ^ | 1/30/03 - 9:41 am | The Associated Press
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors accused a Syrian-born American of once leading a Muslim charity that the Treasury Department calls a terrorist group, and said he tried to help Osama bin Laden get a nuclear weapon.</p> <p>The government said Mohamed Loay Bayazid was president of the suburban Chicago-based Benevolence International Foundation in 1994, about the same time he is accused of trying to get uranium for al-Qaida.</p>
  • Obama’s Swiss Banker

    04/24/2012 4:00:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    The WASHIGTON FREE BEACON ^ | April 24, 2012 | By Andrew Stiles
    One of President Obama’s largest financial backers is a key executive at the largest Swiss bank in the world, complicating his criticism of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Robert Wolf is president of Swiss financial giant UBS Investment Bank and chairman of UBS Americas. He has been one of Obama’s most prolific fundraisers dating back to 2006, when the former Senator from Illinois initiated his run for the White House. Wolf has bundled more than $500,000 for the president’s reelection, campaign records show. He is but one of many wealthy bankers Obama has turned to in an effort to win...
  • Whistleblower Gets $104 Million From IRS

    09/17/2012 8:42:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/13/2012 | Jason Ryan
    An ex-banker and convicted tax cheat who told the IRS how his employer, UBS, helped thousands of wealthy clients duck U.S. taxes has just been awarded $104 million by the U.S. government, a sum his lawyers say is the largest payout ever for a whistleblower. Bradley Birkenfeld, who was released from federal prison six weeks ago, pleaded guilty in 2008 to helping American clients avoid paying federal income and other taxes to the IRS. As part of his plea, Birkenfeld confessed to helping businessman Igor Olenicoff conceal $200 million in assets and evade paying $7.2 million in taxes. But while...
  • Democrats and Swiss Bank Hypocrisy

    09/07/2012 12:05:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/07/2012 | W.A. Beatty
    Tuesday night at the Democrat National Convention (DNC), former Ohio (did I spell that correctly?) Governor Ted Strickland said, "In Matthew, chapter 6, verse 21, the scriptures teach us that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Strickland was referring to Mitt Romney's Swiss bank account. He continued, "Governor Romney, just because you bank against the United States of America doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. We are Americans." Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said on CBS' Face the Nation, "He is the first and only candidate for U.S. president with a...
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • Hey Mitt Romney, Nobody Uses Swiss Bank Accounts Anymore

    07/13/2012 6:19:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    TNR ^ | 07/13/2012 | Jill Prilick
    Hardly anything could have been more damaging to Mitt Romney’s perpetual quest to relate to the average American than the recent revelations in Vanity Fair that he maintains personal finances in a sophisticated network of institutions across Europe and North America. Among the entities that Romney relies upon is a limited liability corporation in Bermuda and a “blocker” entity in the Cayman Islands. Suffice it to say, not the kind of thing that would endear him to a Wawa cashier. But the most lasting damage to Romney may come from his most piddling investment of all (relatively speaking): the Swiss...
  • Leading banker jumped to his death after snorting cocaine at welcome home party(UBS)

    09/08/2010 3:21:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/08/10
    Leading banker jumped to his death after snorting cocaine at welcome home party By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 4:45 PM on 8th September 2010 A leading banker jumped to his death after snorting cocaine at a party thrown to welcome him back from abroad, an inquest heard today. Neil McCormick plunged sixty feet and landed on rubble after he was spotted walking in circles and mumbling 'guys, don’t do this to me', the court heard. Mr McCormick, who had used cocaine regularly since studying at Oxford University, moved to Hong Kong last September with his wife Diana and...
  • WikiLeaks promises to reveal Swiss banking secrets (IRS must be ecstatic at Assange's help)

    01/17/2011 5:53:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/17/2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    A Swiss whistle-blower Monday handed over what he said were secret Swiss banking records to WikiLeaks, the website dedicated to revealing secrets. Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer handed two discs to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at a news conference in London. WikiLeaks could release the secret Swiss banking records in "a matter of weeks" if it can process them quickly enough, Assange said. Elmer said he would not reveal the names in the records and said he was unable to say how many people were involved. He said about 2,000 clients' records were included, but that because of the way trusts...
  • Syria's Assets in Swiss Banks Have Dropped 39 Percent in Year, Report Indicates

    06/21/2005 8:37:45 AM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 5 replies · 303+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-06-21-05 1115EDT
    Syria's Assets in Swiss Banks Have Dropped 39 Percent in Year, Report Indicates The Associated Press Published: Jun 21, 2005 BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Syrian assets held by Swiss banks dropped 5.5 billion Swiss francs ($4.3 billion) during the past year, according to statistics released Tuesday. The 39 percent drop was unexplained, but it could reflect sanctions imposed in May 2004 by the United States, which accuses the Middle Eastern country of supporting terrorism and undermining efforts to stabilize Iraq. The sanctions restrict the dealings U.S.-based banks can have with their Syrian counterparts. Major Swiss banks, which have extensive operations...