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  • Iranian-American Lobbying Group Defrauded Feds, Lied to Congressmen, Paid for Testimony

    12/27/2011 5:04:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12-27-11
    Jihad Watch Court Docs: Iranian-American Lobbying Group NIAC Defrauded Feds, Lied to Congressmen, Paid for Congressional Testimony, and Arranged Secret US/Iran Meetings Pamela Geller has just published this revealing and important message from the Iranian-American human rights activist Arash Irandoost: Dear Friend,حرف بس است. متحد شویم. عمل کنیمIt is time to act. Court documents released as a result of a lawsuit filed by NIAC against Hassan Dai paint a very disturbing picture of Trita Parsi and the NIAC. They range from defrauding the federal government, lying to members of Congress, arranging secret meetings between the US and the criminal regime,...
  • Witness In Iran Sanctions Case Says Turkey's Erdogan Aided Evasion Scheme

    12/13/2017 2:35:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | December 12, 2017 | With reporting by Bloomberg, Newsday, and Reuters
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was among the targets of an investigation in Turkey into suspected bribery and money laundering in connection with a scheme to help Iran evade sanctions, a former Istanbul police officer has testified. The officer, Huseyin Korkmaz, told a New York court on December 11 that the Turkish investigation that he led in 2012-2013 initially focused on Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who U.S. prosecutors have said was the mastermind behind the Iran sanctions evasion scheme, but later grew to include dozens of others. He called Erdogan the "No. 1" target in a group that also included...
  • Michael Rubin: Reza Zarrab case is Erdogan's nightmare

    09/11/2017 6:23:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 11 Sep 2017, 09:53 | ANF News Desk
    Michael Rubin, academic and former staff advisor for Iran and Iraq at the Pentagon, spoke to ANF English service on the inclusion of one of Erdoğan’s former ministers, Zafer Çağlayan, in the case file of Reza Zarrab, its influence on Zarrab’s case and Washington-Ankara relations, and Erdoğan’s planned visit to the U.S. in mid-September. Rubin remarked that the arrest warrant issued for Zafer Çağlayan could be a sign that Zarrab is talking to prosecutors and giving evidence. He said: “That's Erdogan's nightmare, because if Zarrab is talking, then Zarrab is also likely talking about Erdogan's dealings. And the thing with...
  • Turkey shocked over banker's arrest in New York

    03/29/2017 2:57:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | March 29, 2017 | Barin Kayaoglu
    A high-ranking official from Turkeys second-largest state-owned bankwas arrested in New York City March 27. On the orders of the acting US attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joon H. Kim, FBI agents arrested Mehmet Hakan Atilla, Halkbanks vice presidentfor international banking, for violating the US-led sanctions against Iran. The press release from Kims office accused Atilla with participating in a years-long scheme to violate American sanctions laws by helping Reza Zarrab, a major gold trader, use U.S. financial institutions to engage in prohibited financial transactions that illegally funneled millions of dollars to Iran. Zarrab, a Turkish citizen...
  • U.S. Tells Ankara Iran-Sanctions-Case Suspect In 'Good Health'

    11/16/2017 7:31:16 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | November 16, 2017 12:56 GMT | None stated
    Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag says Washington has told Ankara that jailed Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab -- a gold trader who is awaiting trial in the United States on charges of evading U.S. sanctions against Iran -- is in good medical condition. Bozdag made the remarks on November 16, a day after Turkey announced it had sent a diplomatic note to U.S. authorities inquiring about Zarrab. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons website last week listed Zarrab, 34, as having been released from prison on November 8. But U.S. prosecutors said that posting was an error and he remained...
  • 3 Execs at Contracting Firms Charged with Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Military in $8 Billion...

    12/01/2018 4:54:49 AM PST · by MNDude · 36 replies
    Three men were charged in an indictment returned Nov. 27 for their roles in a scheme to defraud U.S. Military contracts in Afghanistan, engaging in illegal commerce in Iran, and laundering money internationally. Their conduct was in connection to two multi-million dollar contracts to provide supplies and logistical support to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Departments Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Lechleitner of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C. and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko made the announcement. Abul...
  • Wrongly Convicted Former Rep. Steve Stockman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    11/12/2018 7:48:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Democrats are gloating over the sentencing of former Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) last week. He was ordered to serve 10 years in prison for the vague charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Whenever prosecutors want to get someone who hasnt actually committed a crime, they use those vague but scary sounding charges. He was also ordered to pay $1,014,718.51 in restitution, to be divided between him and two other co-defendants.What did Stockman actually do to warrant this? He facilitated four donations from two donors totaling $915,000 to two nonprofits he was associated with. One of the nonprofits...
  • Of Pipelines and Alliances: President Trump at NATO

    07/16/2018 6:21:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 16, 2018 AD | John F. Di Leo
    During the July 2018 NATO summit, elements of the USA newsmedia focused on President Trumps accurate attacks on Western Europes contradictory actions and positions in the arenas of defense and commerce. What the USA newsmedia covered much less was how welcome those points were to NATO members from Eastern Europe, whose memories of Russian aggression are much more recent, perhaps, than those of Western Europe, making them as wary of these issues as Mr. Trump is. Delegates from Poland, Lithuania, and Romania, for example, appeared just as happy about Mr. Trumps comments as delegates from England, France and especially Germany...
  • Ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilsons Embarrassing Emails To Hillary

    10/03/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson caused embarrassment to a company he consulted for by lobbying then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in an email he sent through her longtime friend and ally, Sidney Blumenthal, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The company, Symbion Power, made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed in New Mexico last week by Wilson, who served as ambassador to Gabon and So Tom and Prncipe during the Bill Clinton administration. Wilson claims that Symbion and its co-founders, Paul Hinks and Lord Richard Westbury, engaged in fraud, breach of contract and civil conspiracy...
  • BREAKING: Secret Obama Letters Found by 2 GOP Senators, Send Obama Admin Into Panic Mode

    08/20/2015 5:43:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 92 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | August 20th, 2015 | conservative tribune
    The presidential administration that vowed to be the most transparent since the baptism of Nkuwu Nzinga has once again demonstrated that such vows mean nothing to it. In addition to the secretive manner in which Secretary of State John Kerry conducted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program in itself secretive there was also the matter of secret side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. And now, additional side deals, this time between President Barack Obama and the leaders of foreign governments, have also come to light. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio...
  • Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons

    10/07/2004 8:03:05 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 593+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/08/04 | Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel
    Many Helped Iraq Evade U.N. Sanctions On Weapons By Craig Whitlock and Glenn Frankel Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, October 8, 2004; Page A01 BERLIN, Oct. 7 -- As part of its stealth effort to evade U.N. sanctions and rebuild its military, the Iraqi government under President Saddam Hussein found that it had no shortage of people around the world who were willing to help. Among them: a French arms dealer known only as "Mr. Claude," who made a surreptitious visit to Iraq four years ago to provide technical expertise and training. Mr. Claude worked for Lura, a French company...
  • For the first time in 35 years Boeing sells aircraft parts to Iran

    10/26/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT · by Salman · 23 replies
    Asia News ^ | 10/23/2014 | Asia News
    Washington (AsiaNews / Agencies) - For the first time in 35 years, Boeing has sold aircraft components to Iran. Breaking the news, the industry itself stated that it has sold "aircraft manuals, drawings, and navigation charts and data" to Iran Air. The sale, which has yielded Boeing 120 thousand dollars, is the first since 1979, the year of the "hostage crisis" which was followed by United States sanctions on all trade useful to aviation. The sale, said the company, took place between June and September this year, producing 12 thousand dollars in profits and was possible thanks to a US...
  • Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress [Obama to Boehner: "Get Lost!"]

    10/19/2014 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | October 19, 2014 | DAVID E. SANGER
    Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress By DAVID E. SANGER OCT. 19, 2014 WASHINGTON No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it. Even while negotiators argue over the number of...
  • Giving China the 'Key to the Front Door'

    10/03/2007 3:52:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 409+ views
    The Loft (GOPUSA blog) ^ | October 3, 2007 | Bobby Eberle
    Several months ago, the Pentagon's network and e-mail system fell victim to computer hacking. After an internal investigation, Pentagon officials declared that the hack was perpetrated by the Chinese military. In particular, officials said the attack "was by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) and that it led to the shutdown of a computer system serving the office of Defense Secretary Robert Gates." Now, a Chinese company with ties to the country's military, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and the Taliban will gain access to U.S. defense-network technology under a proposed merger.According to a story in the Washington Times, Huawei Technologies...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • U.N. Procurement Scandal: Ties to Saddam and Al Qaeda

    10/22/2005 12:55:43 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 86 replies · 2,621+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2005 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — The scandal engulfing the United Nations Procurement Department () now appears to be bottomless. It also shows signs of growing more sinister, especially where it involves a mysterious private company called IHC Services (), which did big business with the procurement department until it was removed from U.N. rosters in June. New details of how dark the scandal could prove to be have emerged from the private sale of IHC on June 3, 2005, just as the procurement scandal was about to break. It now appears that while doing business with the U.N., IHC had links both to Saddam...
  • Exclusive: MP Galloway's Saddam link held in Amman

    04/23/2003 4:23:43 PM PDT · by Shermy · 24 replies · 660+ views
    Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) ^ | April 23, 2003 | Mustapha Karkouti
    A Jordanian business man, Fawaz Zureikat, whose name was revealed yesterday as an allegedly business intermediary between Labour member of Parliament George Galloway and Saddam Hussain's regime, has been detained in Amman. George Galloway MP, a familiar face to Arab public, is at the top of the news once again, but this time as having been, allegedly, on the pay-roll of Saddam Hussain's regime, at least since 2000. The allegations, claimed to have been uncovered in "secret documents" found by a reporter in two charred boxes at the first floor of the looted foreign ministry in Baghdad are many and...
  • Oil for Corruption

    04/23/2003 11:19:31 PM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 536+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 4/24/03 | Michael Reagan
    If anybody wondered why the sainted United Nations, France, Russia and Syria joined forces in trying to block the U.S. from ousting the brutal Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq the answer is now becoming clear; they feared exposure of the corruption into which they had dragged the now-infamous Oil for Food program. That program was meant to allow Saddam to sell a certain amount of oil outside of the bounds of the UN sanctions. The proceeds, handled by the UN, were to be used to buy food and medicine and other basic necessities for the Iraqi people, thus keeping the...
  • Report: Guinea Violated U.N. Arms Embargo to Supply Arms to Liberian Rebels

    11/05/2003 6:37:24 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 143+ views
    TBO ^ | 11/5/03 | Todd Pitman
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The West African nation of Guinea violated a U.N. arms embargo to supply weapons to Liberian rebels, who "indiscriminately" shelled residential areas and the U.S. Embassy in their final assault on Liberia's capital this summer, a leading human rights group said Wednesday. New York-based Human Rights Watch called for a suspension of U.S. and other foreign military assistance to Guinea, which it said was still reportedly supplying arms to the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy rebel group. In the Guinean capital, Conakry, foreign ministry spokesman Aboubacar Cisse said his government had not seen the report,...
  • Iraqi-American Pleads Guilty in Oil-for-Food (noose-tightening alert)

    01/18/2005 3:17:57 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 26 replies · 1,024+ views
    WASHINGTON An Iraqi-born American citizen pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges as part of the federal investigation into the U.N. Oil-for-Food program, becoming the first person to be convicted in the growing scandal. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced the agreement with Samir Vincent, accused of being an unregistered Iraqi agent between the first and second Persian Gulf wars. [SNIP] The case is being handled by the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York. The criminal indictment and plea deal were filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York. [SNIP] The Justice Department said that from 1992 to...