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U.S. Ambassador Sam Fox:From Swift Boat War Fraud to Brussels,Belgium SWIFT Finance Fraud

by Tony Ryals Monday, Apr. 09, 2007 at 3:48 PM
endoscam@lycos.com

Sam Fox would be an economic,political and social parasite by any other name but to place him as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium after the W Bush Regime's SWIFT financial spying scandal by ex Treasury Secretary John Snow and the U.S. CIA in Belgium is a lot like putting a fox in charge of the chicken coop.

U.S. Ambassador Sam Fox:From Swift Boat War Fraud to Brussels,Belgium SWIFT Finance Fraud



Sam Fox would be an economic,political and social parasite by any other name but to place him as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium after the W Bush Regime's SWIFT financial spying scandal by ex Treasury Secretary John Snow and the U.S. CIA in Belgium is a lot like putting a fox in charge of the chicken coop.



Brussels,Belgium:W Bush Appoints Sam 'Swift Boat' fraud sam fox to spy on SWIFT Financial Transactions ?

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Sam_Fox

Sam Fox, a Republican fundraiser from Missouri, was named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenifotentiary of the United States of America to Belgium on April 4, 2007, by President George W. Bush in a recess appointment, "a maneuver that allowed him to bypass Congress, where Democrats had derailed Fox's nomination." [1]

On December 4, 2006, Fox was nominated to the post by President Bush, but on March 28, 2007, Bush withdrew Fox's nomination after Democrats complained about Fox's donation to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, "a group that questioned Sen. John Kerry's war record during the 2004 presidential campaign."

In late 2004, Fox "gave ,000 to no less solid citizens than the Swift Boat Liars who made it their mission to discredit a highly-decorated Vietnam Veteran in John Kerry," Bob Geiger wrote February 27, 2007.

At the time of his nomination, Fox, who founded the company, was serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Harbour Group. [2][3]

According to WhiteHouseForSale.org, Fox is "a Bush Ranger, responsible for millions of dollars of donations to both the Bush/Cheney campaigns and the Republican Party. He's also a charter member of the Libby Defense Fund. In other words, this guy is neck deep in the Bush/Cheney circles," Nicolle Bell wrote February 27, 2007, for Crooks and Liars.

In the 2000 election cycle, Fox, "the top individual donor to the Republican Party, ... is the ultimate

'Republican Regent,' the elite group of donors who gave 0,000 or more to the GOP." [4]

"Fox chairs the national Republican Jewish Coalition. He and Pioneer coalition members Ned Siegel and Fred Zeidman accompanied House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on his 2003 trip to Israel. Harbour Group companies received .3 million in federal contracts in fiscal 2002. Sam Fox’s sons Jeffrey Fox and Gregory Fox are Bush Pioneers and Harbour executives." [5]

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Sam Fox - Payola



http://www.tpj.org/pioneers/pioneers04/who_multi.html



Sam Fox is another Ranger father of two Ranger sons. The Fox family's Harbour Group specializes in takeovers of manufacturing companies and has major investments in China. Sam Fox ironically told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he got involved in politics in the 1980s out of concern over the huge federal deficit. He was among 22 wealthy business leaders whom the president, who calls this donor "Foxie," invited to a 2001 lunch to discuss tax cuts for the rich.



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Ex Treasury Secretary John Snow did very well for himself when W Bush appointed him and the CIA to a position in Belgium,not as Ambassador but as overseer of all international financial and stock transactions through SWIFT of Brussels,Belgium.Ex Treasury Secretary John Snow was even able to buy himself a bank in the EU after his spying on 'terrorists' who use the Brussels SWIFT office for all their transactions. Unfortunately we little people are not told just what terrorists were caught by Bush Regime's spying on international financial transactions but we are able to see for ourselves how one of the most infamous EU banks,Bawag Bank of Austria,used for many years for U.S. penny stock scams and probable money laundering,was purchased by John Snow, et.al.'s military-industrial 'hedge fund' Cerberus.

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http://www.swissinfo.org/eng/top_news/detail/CIA_has_access_to_Swiss_transactions.html?siteSect=106&sid=6846423&cKey=1151302785000

CIA has access to Swiss transactions

US Treasury Secretary John Snow defended the secret programme, carried out by the CIA and the Treasury, calling it "government at its best" and a valuable aid for fighting terrorism.

Snow confirmed that since just after the attacks on September 11 2001, the Treasury had been tapping into records of the Belgium-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) for evidence of potential activity by terror groups.

"The legal basis for this subpoena is routine and absolutely clear," Treasury Under Secretary Stuart Levey told a hastily called news conference, adding that it was "a grave loss" that the surveillance programme had been revealed but indicated that it would continue.

Swift is a cooperative owned by the 7,800 financial institutions in more than 200 countries that use it. Its headquarters are in Brussels.

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Sam Fox would be an economic,political and social parasite by any other name but to place him as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium after the W Bush Regime's SWIFT financial spying scandal by ex Treasury Secretary John Snow and the U.S. CIA in Belgium is a lot like putting a fox in charge of the chicken coop.

I guess this far right Republican Jewish Coalition Chairman is not related to Vicente Fox former President of Coca-Cola in Mexico and the Mexican state Presidency, ,but they are one in the same in the sense of a far right international criminal organization often seeming to be united or organized through U.S. government 'intelligence' organizations often connected to the U.S. Republican Party itself !

The fact that a Republican and Tom DeLay endorsed penny stock company, Skyway Communications, had its plane confiscated in April 2006 by the Mexican army in Campeche, Mexico with over 5.5 tons of cocaine on board and the Mexican government never pressured for justice and that CEO Brent Kovar and his dad with White House and 'national security' connections and Israeli-American Miami attorney Michael Farkas and their far right Middle Eastern investors including Al Ali Al Sabah of Kuwait royalty and head of their National Guard were never even questioned here or in Mexico is AN OUTRAGEOUS COVERUP.

Even Israeli President Moshe Katsav has been bribed or corrupted with U.S. penny stocks though his involvement with British-Israeli Michael Zwebner and his 'UCSY' or Universal Communications Systems of Miami that claims to make a machine to get water from the air and false claims of having manufactured them for tsunami victims,U.S. Coaltion in Iraq and the Israeli army is outrageous! And in being connected to UCSY and even claiming that he drank the water from Zwebner's 'air-water machine' in a 2004 press release Isreali President Katsav is connected to Mohamed Hadid of Islamic charity money laundering operations out of Herndon,Virginia !

But of course a member of Kuwait's Al Sabah family was also on the board of another U.S. penny stock company called Securacom with W Bush brother Marvin Bush that had contracts to guard both the WTC and Dulles airport that both played a role and were very insecure on 911.This sleezy Kuwait-American or Bush-Al Sabah penny stock company that also sold worthless shares to the public just like W Bush's old Harken Energy scandal even got a contract to guard U.S. nuclear center of Los Alamos,New Mexico !

Likewise the coverup of Bawag Bank of Austria's ties to collapsed Refco 'futures' traders of the U.S.,(that Hillary Clinton apparently used to turn a thousand dollars to nearly 0,000 years ago) ,while John Snow's U.S. Treasury and CIA looked on from SWIFT in Brussels, Belgium then bought the bank after the Refco collapse through his Cerberus hedge fund is also outrageous.

Fox and his Saint Louis based Harbour corporation with its hypocritical Chinese investments and 'leveraged buyouts' of corporations for liquidation of assets or cheap corporate shares to pump and dump on the securities markets makes him a perfect W Bush choice to oversee economic spying through SWIFT and the EU parliament to see who the Bushies can bribe and make use of in their international criminal activities they call 'the war on terrorism'.

Mr. Fox is also close to far right Israeli circles as evidenced by his position in the Republican Jewish Coalition.

All of this makes knowing his position on ex U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow's and the CIA's spying from SWIFT of Brussels,Belgium urgent.Does Fox not realise that fellow Republican and ex Sec.of Treasury John Snow has a clear conflict of interest in the U.S. and the EU and perhaps even in Israel by joining Cerberus' military-industrial-hedge fund as Chairman that then bought both Bawag of Austria and Leumi Bank of Israel !? Does Mr.Fox wish to corrupt Israeli leaders such as Ehud Olmert and and Moshe Katsav even more than they already are !?

Scandalized Israeli President Moshe Katsav,besides his many rape charges to defend,has also been fingered as taking bribes for pardons using an offhore account or accounts by one of the alledged rape victims.Yet his involvement with penny stock scam artist Michael Zwebner and his 'UCSY' or Universal Communications Systems penny stock scam out of Miami has Bawag Bank of Austria and Lichtenstein connections by way of Israelis connected to Bawag's shady 'futures' investments and greatly worthless U.S. penny stock manipulations and illegal 'pump and dump' activities.The Grin briothers of Israel with their New York Laurus Capital office and offshore accounts are another Bawag connection to be investigated as is Shlomo Eliahu's Union Bank that David Grin appears to be connected to.

Cerberus founded by Jewish American Stephen Feingerg started with million in 1992.Now it is nearly the mother of all hedge funds and a military

war profiteer with direct links to the W Bush White House and Dick Cheney's Halliburton just like Fox himself.

Cerberus bennefitted from insider information by hiring ex U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow in 2006 shortly after the SWIFT Belgium spying and probable data mining scandal broke.New York Republican Peter King led the charge in threatening U.S. newspapers and media for even releasing the news.

Ex Treasury Secretary Snow and CIA spying at SWIFT in Brussels occured before and during the time that SWIFT would have picked up on unusual financial transactions were occuring between Refco of Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Bawag Bank of Austria and perhaps even Israeli banks Union or Leumi as Refco went public for the first time in 2005 and whose stock collapsed almost immediately as investors and clients alike got taken.

SWIFT financial data flow would have picked up on strange financial exchanges between Refco of the U.S. with its Bermuda and other offshore operations and Bawag of Austria or Israeli banks and could have saved over 0 million lost by Bancafe International Bank investors in Guatemala alone ! But men like John Snow,Dan Quayle,Stephen Feinberg or Sam Fox for that matter have little concern for money they and their ilk steal from the 'little people' to bribe and corrupt our politicians.And when John Snow's Cerberus with its Haliburton or Kellogg,Brown and Root connections bought Bawag and Israel's Leumi a year afer the collapse of Refco they never considered the loss of Guatemalan investors was worth compensating or recovering or adding to the cost of their purchase of that corrupt bank,Bawag of Austria, perhaps the most corrupt in all of Europe.

What they allowed to happen to Guatemalan investors alone whose Bancafe was somehow tied to Refco was indeed a form of terrorism to find their life savings wiped out overnight ! What do Europeans think of their involvement in that ?The EU Parliament has promised to do something about the hedge fund mess and tyrany that Cerberus is itself an abberation of,but when ? Who in the EU allowed Cerberus to spy upon EU citizens through SWIFT and to buy its most corrupt money laundering bank,Bawag of Austria ?

You see in many ways John Snow's or W Bush's and Dick Cheney's Treasury Department that along with the CIA and probably the CIA's SRA International and their Mantas Inc. 'anti-money laundering' software was used in Brussels SWIFT office helped White House corporate parasites such as Cerberus hedge fund to spy on European and world financial markets - NOT TO SPY ON TERRORISTS !



As an American I am outraged to know that in many ways the collapse of Bancafe was like extracting a war tax on struggling Guatemalans with nothing to do with the Iraq war.

Perhaps it is U.S. decadence or corruption that also permeates the EU's own Belgium capital that has aided and abetted U.S. war and financial criminals to thrive there while the EU parliament and SWIFT allow John Snow,Cerberus,Kellogg,Brown and Root boys and the likes of W Bush's Belgium Ambassador delegate Sam Fox to conduct their frauds under the guise of 'looking for terrorists'. Just as they(the U.S. military-industrial hedge funders) apparently thrive in Israel and the Islamic fascist Bush allied nations of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in general.

These are war profiteers,not fighters of terrorism, which they themselves profit from.A kind of far right international mafia of christians,moslems and jews.

Surely whoever made the decision that a U.S. hedge fund with U.S. government and particularly Republican ties should own a bank or banks in Europe has to be out of their minds.

And one whose war profiteering may yet get scrutinized.Cerberus owns IAP Worldwide that brags of supposedly building Cape Canaveral years ago and more recently of privitizing prisons in the UK ! It can only be hoped that UK prisoners are treated better than IAP Worlwide has treated wounded U.S soldiers they were given the job and cash and 'no bid' contracts to take care of by the W Bush and SlikDikkk Cheney Regime.

It is no coincidence that Kellogg Brown and Root boys are behind Cerberus and IAP Worldwide - they need somewhere to put all their illicit war profiteering profits.

But whoever opened the door in Brussels for the Bush Regime,ex Treasury Sec.John Snow,ex U.S. Vice Pesident Dan Quayle, Stephen Feinberg (and a number of wealthy and only partly identified Jewish investors that helped them buy Leumi Bank of Israel) for them and the CIA to spy and data mine SWIFT financial transactions and the purchase of Bawag of Austria is aiding fraud and tyrany !

Besides 'serving' our troops in Iraq through open ended contracts given by the W Bush Regime,IAP Worldwide helped 'privitize' the Walter Reed Medical Hospital where American soldiers wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan come 'home' to.While these scumbags from Haliburton's Kellogg,Brown and Root along with ex Treasury Secretary John Snow,Dan Quayle,Steve Feinberg and a number of unknown investors that includes Isreali connected American and other right wing Jews take Bawag Bank of Austria and Leumi Bank of Israel - Halliburton that raps itself in the American flag as it reaps billions from war profiteering is moving its official headquarters from Houston, Texas to Dubai,EAU.

Sam Fox's Jewish and Israeli business connections must have made him aware of massive Israeli fraud using worthless U.S. penny stocks as intruments that can also be used for money laundering.This in turn can fund terrorism or anything else including political campaigns.

That is why the Utah Mormon Senators Bob Bennett and Orin Hatch are so fond of penny stock promoter and Overstock.com con artist Patrick Byrne who along with his Geico insurance billionaire father Jack gave over million to Republican campaigns and dirty tricks including donations to the Swift Boat Captains for Truth just,like U.S. Belgium Ambassador Sam Fox did,that was used to smear John Kerry's war record and distract from the lack of a war record for W Bush.

Patrick Byrne runs or funds a number of scammy penny stock websites where false claims are made about 'naked short selling' to distract from the fact the companies he and his Washington,D.C. insiders are promoting are really dumping their worthless shares themselves and NOT being 'naked shorted' or counterfeitted by anyone else but themselves.

Strangely or not so the SEC or Securities Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox who lied about WMDs in Iraq while head of House Homeland Security,has also claimed these worthless penny stocks used for fraud and money laundering are being 'naked shorted' or counterfeitted by unknown brokers or entities.The truth is our SEC Chair Cox is a securities fraud just as he is a war fraud.Ex Congressional Homeland Security

and now Securities Exchange Chairman Christopher 'WMDs' Cox because he lied about WMDs and led thousands of Americans and Iraqis to their deaths can now be called Christopher

'Naked Shorts' Cox because he lies to protect scum like Patrick 'Swift Boat Captains' Byrne's Overstock.com and Rudy Giuliani connected Bernie Kerrik's Taser stun gun makers among many others,including old Iran-Contra arms dealer the Saudi Adnan Kashoggi's GenesisIntermedia claim his fraudulent U.S. penny stock pump and dump was a victim of the mysterious 'naked short selling' conspiracy !Even some Enron crooks tried claiming

that Enron was a victim of 'naked short selling' a while back as the fraudulent claim had worked for other share dumping scams in the past.

In fact it was Steve Forbes' colleague James Dale Davidson founder of his National Taxpayers Union in Alexandria,Virginia(where the SEC main office is located),who is most reponsible for the naked short selling scam to begin with.He was CEO of Genemax

that his right wing newsmax.con may have been named after and paid for.Genemax was an illegal pump and dump fraud that Davidson,who also began the rumor that Bill Clinton murdered his own friend Vince Foster,claimed was 'naked shorted' by brokers such as Charles Schwab who actually aided him.Endovasc a Stanford UNIVERSITY BIOTECH FRAUD was also promoted by Davidson's Agora Inc. before his NAANSS or National Association Against Naked Short Selling'began making the fraudulant claim that Schwab,Refco and Ameritrade has 'naked shorted' or sold 'counterfeit shares' !

In truth both Chris 'Naked Shorts' Cox and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have some explaining to do about aiding and not prosecuting U.S. penny stock frauds around the world post 911 knowing the illicit funds could be used for terrorism or anything else.....

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http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/836484.html

With friends like these ...

By Guy Leshem

The battle over the acquisition of the controlling stake in Bank Leumi is heating up. In May the Bank of Israel is expected to announce the results of the due diligence checks it has been conducting on the Cerberus-Gabriel consortium for the past year. As that date draws closer, the press has picked up leaks regarding other parties interested in purchasing Leumi, as well as the identities of the foreign investors who will join the battle to complete the process of acquiring the bank's controlling stake.

The latest bombshell in this battle is the publication of the identities of six foreign billionaires, all of them with Jewish connections, whose names were submitted to the Bank of Israel. Some of these names have been published individually in the past, while others competed with the Cerberus group in the first round of the Leumi purchase tender. Still, publishing the names together appears to be an attempt to convey a message of power that will be difficult to match in Israel, even by big names like Nochi Dankner and Shlomo Eliahu.

Even if the list is inaccurate, whoever compiled it is apparently well-versed in the history of the relations between capital and politics in Israel. All of these tycoons have supported prominent figures in Israeli politics, all are active in Jewish organizations that support Israel and a few have contributed considerable sums to politics and public institutions over the years.



In the 1970s and '80s Wolfson was Israel's greatest lobbyist in Washington, who helped obtain increased financial support for Israel and a reduction in Israel's debts to the United States.

His achievements were rewarded by prime ministers from both the right and left, in the form of transfers of tens of millions of shekels to the Jewish education organizations Wolfson supports in various countries around the world. Wolfson has built a real estate empire in New York and has provided financial backing for Ness Technologies in Israel, a company founded and managed by his son, Morris.

Wolfson is a close associate of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, former finance ministers Avraham Shochat and Yaakov Ne'eman, former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other prominent Israeli politicians. His good friend Aharon Fogel is a member of the central bank's advisory council and chairman of the board at Ness.

Until the Haaretz expose about six months ago regarding Olmert's house on November 29 Street, which Abrahams purchased from Olmert and continues to rent to him for a ridiculously low sum, Abrahams was known as a peace-loving American billionaire ready to devote vast sums to changing the Middle East by promoting Shimon Peres' vision.

Abrahams accumulated most of his wealth from the Slim-Fast diet products company and American real estate development projects. He has no known business dealings in Israel.

Abrahams met Olmert while the latter was running for mayor of Jerusalem and contributed to his campaign. Their mutual acquaintance, attorney Yaakov Ne'eman, represents Abrahams' interests in Israel and handled the purchase of Olmert's house. Ne'eman himself is Cerberus' representative in Israel and serves on the Bank of Israel's advisory board.

A covert major supporter of the late National Religious Party chairman, Zevulun Hammer, the American industrialist Rennert used to make discrete trips to Israel and leave behind huge sums to fund right-wing activities. The manufacturer of the Hummer, he has maintained relationships with several prime ministers, including Ariel Sharon and Netanyahu, whom Rennert still supports.

Rennert recently invested in Israeli real estate via the FAIRE 1 real estate fund, whose partners include Americans and Israelis.

This British lord of Jewish descent was one of the owners of Mercantile Discount Bank, who has only recently wound up legal loose ends with Bank Discount concerning past debts. Schreier was a partner in Granite Hacarmel Investments and is currently the controlling shareholder in Zoko Enterprises, which represents Schreier's Caterpiller mechanical engineering equipment company in Israel.

Schreier has holdings in Leumi Switzerland and used to own shares in Leumi London. He is represented in Israel by attorney Ram Caspi and is not identified with any politicians, although he has hosted some, including Ehud Barak, at events held in London.

The owner, publisher and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report - the third largest weekly in the U.S. after Time and Newsweek. He also owns the New York tabloid Daily News and Boston Properties, which owns substantial real estate in New York, Boston, Washington and San Francisco.

Zuckerman was the chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and in the past supported Yisrael b'Aliyah, headed by Natan Sharansky. He also supported Netanyahu, but later switched loyalties to Barak and helped avert a crisis between him and former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Zuckerman has never invested in any Israeli businesses and has donated only to public efforts.

The identity of the sixth foreign investor is still unknown, but he is believed to be a textiles tycoon.

Cerberus won't surrender Leumi to Dankner easily

The Cerberus Hedge fund has recently hired the services of Arad Communications to serve as the fund?s spokesman in Israel. The fund, which won a government tender for the controlling interest in Bank Leumi last year, has recently been under public attack by bank shareholder Shlomo Eliahu. Eliahu said that in his opinion the central bank should not approve control of the bank by the fund. Late last week Nochi Dankner was reported to be conducting talks on the sale of Clal Insurance, which immediately gave rise to speculation that he is doing so in preparation for the failure of Cerberus, and his subsequent joining in the controlling share in Bank Leumi. The resulting media pressure appeared to be enough for the fund managers, who to date have not been officially represented in Israel. Cerberus? choice of Arad Communications may have been influenced by the fact that one of the partners is Lior Horev, Kadima?s communications consultant. (TheMarker Staff)

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http://mparent7777.blogspot.com/2007/03/interesting-history-on-rise-of-israeli.html

Interesting history on the rise of the Israeli far-Right



The purchase of a financial behemoth like BAWAG isn't the only major purchase Cerberus has made recently. In addition to the Bank Leumi takeover, Cerberus acquired a majority stake in GMAC last year, and is reportedly eyeing Chrysler.

These kinds of mega deals pretty amazing when you consider that Cerberus, starting with million in capital in 1992 started off investing the high-risk corporate debt market, moving into outright acquisitions and management of small distressed companies. The purchase of the ailing BAWAG by Cerberus is also somewhat ironic given that BAWAG, in coordination with Refco, was a significant player in the PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity) market. The PIPE market often act as a source of last resort role for small-cap companies in need of a capital infusion.

And, it turns out, one of the figures involved in with the BAWAG/Refco dealings in the PIPE Market, is the Austrian billionaire Martin Schlaff that will come up quite a bit in Ariel Sharon's scandals.

One of Schlaff's companies used in the PIPE market was Balmore, a British Virgin-Islands-based hedge fund. But Balmore has some other interesting history, as an investor in Xybernaut, a tech company that had George Allen on its board from form August 1998-Dec 2000. Like just about every corporation we're looking at here, Xybernaut's managers, "improperly used substantial company funds for personal expenses" and faces multiple class-action lawsuits. For more Balmore's role in Xybernaut, let's take at look at this Sept 2006 article from the American Prospect:

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Starting in 2000, however, Xybernaut increasingly turned to a newly popular financial instrument to keep growing -- and going: so-called PIPE deals, short for "private investments in public equity." In such deals, private investors are granted warrants or convertible debentures for stock at below-market rates in exchange for financing. All the investor has to do to make money is sell the stock. But some sleazy PIPE financiers go a step further by shorting the stock of the companies they finance, driving down share prices, diluting the shares of other investors, and even -- in a particularly egregious form of illegal short selling known as the "death spiral finance scheme" -- driving the company into bankruptcy through aggressive rounds of financing and short selling. Between March and November 2000, Xybernaut went from 1 percent to more than 15 percent owned by institutional investors who acquired their stock in the company through private deals, according to media reports...............

Several firms that financed Xybernaut during Allen’s tenure on its board, however, have since been linked to a complicated international network of troubled financers and brokers. For example, in April 1998, Balmore Funds SA and Liechtenstein-based Austost Anstalt Schaan signed a private placement deal with Xybernaut granting the firm up to million. One of their registrations of stock for sale came April 4, 2000 -- shortly after the March price peak and a period of unusually high volume trading, which was followed by yet another "going concern letter," in mid-March, and a decline in the stock price. The signatory for Austost Anstalt Schaan was Thomas Hackl, who was from 1991 to 2002 head of treasury at BAWAG, the fourth largest Austrian bank (itself somewhat controversial for losing millions in the financing of Yasir Arafat’s casino outside Jericho). TheStreet.com has linked BAWAG to Austost and also to the hedge fund Alpha Capital Aktiengesellschaft, which invested in Xybernaut in 2001. Last year Hackl became a major figure in the collapse of Wall Street brokerage the Refco Corp., where he was executive vice president, in an accounting scandal that wiped out more than billion in shareholder value..........

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Martin Schlaff, and Austrian billionaire and friend of Sharon, invested heavily in a casino venture in Jericho along with Yasser Arafat. Another investor in the casino was BAWAG, the bank of the Austria trade unions that imploded in the joint Refco and embezzlement scandals. Both Schlaff and Casinos Austria were major investors in BAWAG.

Sharon's close adviser and chief of staff Dov Weisglass. Weisglass was also involved in setting up some shell companies used to funnel campaign money to Sharon back in 1999. When Sharon was forced to pay back that money, he received a .5 million loan from a South African, Cyril Kern, that was believed to be acting as a front man for Martin Schlaff. The loan, with flowed through BAWAG accounts, is believed that the loan represented a bribe to encourage Sharon to allow the reopening of the Oasis Casino, which had been closed down due to the the second Intifada.

Oh, and Cerberus, the large hedge fund that is a major force in Israel's economy, recently bought BAWAG, which was put up for sale by the Austrian trade unions in order to cover their losses over the BAWAG/Refco twin implosions..........

Uncooperative Austria

So, adding scandal to scandal, it looks like Austria's government may have jumped into the Sharon bribery game too!

Austrian MP Calls for Inquiry Into Sharon’s Vienna Dealings

Marc Perelman, With Reporting by Chemi Shalev in Jerusalem. | Fri. Aug 08, 2003

An Austrian lawmaker is calling for a formal inquiry into charges that Vienna is blocking an Israeli investigation of alleged campaign finance violations by Prime Minister Sharon — purportedly in exchange for Jerusalem’s agreement to restore diplomatic ties with the alpine nation.

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Pilz said further investigations could be on the way. He said Justice Ministry officials had told him they were considering launching further investigations into allegations that the Austrian government had used money channeled via Austria to Sharon from a South African businessman, Cyril Kern, to influence Israeli policy. He did not specify what sort of influence his government might have been seeking.

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Speculation has been rife in the Israeli press in recent days that Sharon agreed to restore ties with Vienna only after an Austrian judge rejected several requests from Israeli police to subpoena bank records related to the Sharon investigation. Israeli police have asked to see records of a possible transfer of funds from Vienna’s Bawag Bank to a Tel Aviv bank account owned by the prime minister’s sons.

An Austrian judge has twice rejected Israeli requests to examine the bank records. The first request was rejected because the Israeli request came in an incorrect format. The second was rejected on grounds that foreign campaign financing is not a criminal offense in Austria. There were reports that a third request had been made on Wednesday, but it could not be confirmed by press time.



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Israeli pResident Moshe Katsav's Penny Stock Partner Michael Zwebner loses in U.S. Court

http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2007/03/142021.php

Cryptometrics:New Zealand Passport Office Used By U.S. Penny Stock Criminals ?

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/02/362828.html

David Grin,Tel Aviv University,Laurus Capital Management and Union Bank of Israel

israel.indymedia.org/newswire/display/6079/index.php

FOIA,Alberto Gonzales and SEC'S Chris Cox Enron,Merrill Lych,Latham & Watkins conflict

http://www.cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2007/01/24225.php

Tim Mahoney,vFinance,Venus Methodist Church,Florida,Sayed Mustafa and Islamic Usury

http://www.maritimes.indymedia.org/news/2006/12/15025.php

Charles Schwab:vFinance's Charles Patrick Garcia receives Henry B. Gonzalez award !?

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/12/24/18340307.php

Democrats William Jefferson,Tim Mahoney, iGate,vFinance,DOBI, Endovasc penny stock frauds

http://www.ntimc.org/newswire.php

James Dale Davidson,Charles Schwab,Tim Mahoney,VFIN, LOM and penny stock share money laundering

http://www.phillyimc.org/en/2006/12/34919.shtml

Ireland Indymedia bans criticism of Lord Rees Mogg,James Dale Davidson

http://www.southafrica.indymedia.org/news/2006/11/11701.php

Post to Lord Rees-Mogg's Weblog re NASDAQ,London Stock Exchange

http://www.posting.beirut.indymedia.org/ar/2006/11/5982.shtml

Virginia:Marvin Bush,Securacom,9/11,U.S. Senator George Allen,Bawag Austria,offshores...

http://www.southafrica.indymedia.org/news/2006/10/11458.php

U.S. Republican George Allen More Corrupt Than Utah Senators Bob Bennett,Orrin Hatch ?

http://www.southafrica.indymedia.org/news/2006/10/11391.php

Asa Hutchinson,Charlie Crist,Jeb Bush,Republican stock fraud and drug trafficking,etc....

http://www.houston.indymedia.org/news/2006/10/52801.php

Why did Osama bin Laden choose Jeb Bush's Huffman Aviation terrorist flight school ?

http://www.austin.indymedia.org/newswire/display/34636/index.php

Senator Bennett :Is Patrick Byrne's NCANS a Fraud ?

http://www.utah.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/11883_comment.php

Utah Gov Jon Huntsman,Senator Bennett, Hatch call Republican Senator Shelby 'a gangster'

http://www.la.indymedia.org/news/2006/09/179748.php

Does NY Times censor 9/11 Venice,Florida connection ?

http://www.utah.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/14058.php

NY Rep.Peter King,CIA,Swift,NY Times,Republican stock fraud

http://www.utah.indymedia.org/news/2006/06/15693_comment.php

NY WTC 'protected' by Kuwaiti company and Marvin Bush on 9/11

http://www.dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/132705/index.php

Asa Hutchinson,Richard Rainwater,George W Bush,Tom DeLay & 5.6 Ton cocaine bust in Mexico

http://www.arkansas.indymedia.org/newswire/display/19870/index.php

SEC,Schwab,Chris Cox,Hillary Clinton & Barbara Boxer Aid CIA'S In-Q-Tel penny stock fraud

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/05/22/18246601.php

Senator Bennett :Is Patrick Byrne's NCANS a Fraud ?

http://www.utah.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/11883_comment.php

Cocaina,Ciudad Del Carmen,Campeche, Abril 10,CIA,Republicanos Y PAN

http://www.la.indymedia.org/news/2006/07/167389.php

Did Israel President Moshe Katsav aid Muslim Terrorism or only fraud ?

http://www.sbindymedia.org/newswire/display/3226/index.php

Israel: Gal Lusky's 'IFA' Caught Up in Moshe Katsav,Mohamed Hadid, Zwebner 'UCSY' scam ?

http://www.chapelhill.indymedia.org/news/2006/03/19255.php

Israeli President Moshe Katsav aids massive penny stock fraud

http://www.israel.indymedia.org/newswire/display/4195/index.php

Did Israel President Moshe Katzav aid Muslim Terrorism or only fraud ?

http://www.ntimc.org/newswire.php

SEC,Schwab,Chris Cox,Hillary Clinton & Barbara Boxer Aid CIA'S In-Q-Tel penny stock fraud

http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1824660.php

Chris Cox,SEC,Makram Majid Chams,Titan Corp,9/11,Abhu Ghraib,etc.

http://www.maineindymedia.org/newswire/display/3952/index.php

SEC Covers Up UAE Money Laundering with U.S. Stocks

http://www.ucimc.org/newswire/display/112399/index.php

Time Magazine, Daniel Kadlec duped by Houston attorneys Wes Christian and John O'Quinn

http://cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/17786.php



John Reed Stark UAE,SEC,Georgetown University Stock fraud Academic fraud Cyber fraud

http://www.maritimes.indymedia.org/news/2006/03/12190.php

Does NSA Serve SRA International's 'Cookies' ?

http://www.india.indymedia.org/en/2005/12/211284.shtml

Porter Goss: CIA Cyber and stock fraud ops damaged by leaks ?

http://www.news.com.com/5208-1028-0.html;

D.C.Terrorbaggers:James Dale Davidson,Don Nickles, ex-CIA Chief Woolsey,Asa Hutchinson,Tom McMillen

http://www.okimc.org/newswire.php

Asa Hutchinson,ex Congressman Tom McMillen, Fortress America,offshore money laundering

http://www.cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2006/03/19034.php

To CIA,In-Q-Tel,Amit Yoran re SRA International, Mantas Inc stock fraud money laundering

http://www.maritimes.indymedia.org/news/2006/02/11841.php

Mantas Inc,Herndon, Va, Pro-Money Laundering Arm of International Bankers,Brokers...

http://www.ftaaimc.org/en/2005/12/7186.shtml

CIA and Gilman Louie are less than honest

http://www.news.com.com/5208-1082-0.html

Charles Schwab and Share-Money Laundering

http://www.sfbay.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/1747107.php



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